38 Studios’ Project Mercury named, out next fall

38 Studios’ EA-published open-world RPG, formerly known as Project Mercury, has a new name; Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

The first proper details on the long-in-hiding title will debut during 38’s Comic-Con panel this Thursday along with the debut trailer, but today’s name announcement didn’t come completely void of info and promises of interest.

The game takes place in Amalur, “a mysterious and magical new fantasy world” penned by R. A. Salvatore and developed under the watchful eyes of 38-owned developer Big Huge Games lead designer Ken Rolston — previously the lead designer on Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls games Morrowind and Oblivion — who says to look forward to “a fast-paced, graphically stimulating action combat experience with fluid control and immersive, discoverable gameplay fans haven’t seen before in other fantasy RPGs.”

“Reckoning is a single-player RPG that sets players on a heroic journey to unlock the mysteries of Amalur. Amalur is a magical world, filled with strange landscapes, exotic cities, colorful characters and terrifying creatures,” the announcement also teases.

More details on Thursday then; the panel kicks off at 1:15PM.

The game’s website, hosting the cinematic debut trailer, will launch on Thursday as well: reckoningthegame.com. The game itself will follow in a rather distant ‘fall 2011’ (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC).

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