EA has today announced that a demo for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be released on January 17, 2012, on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
This is great news, but there is also a twist. Anyone downloading the demo will be able to unlock two free Reckoning-themed items for Mass Effect 3, while the Mass Effect 3 demo (due later this month) will give you two items to use in Reckoning: N7 Armor and Omniblade Daggers.
The Reckoning demo will include a tutorial and character creation segments, followed by 45 minutes of gameplay.
Here’s the details of the bonus DLC for Reckoning:
- Reckoner Knight Armor: This armor will maximize damage done in close-quarters combat while a beefed–up power cell feeds energy into weapon systems to increase projectile velocity.
- The Chakram Launcher: This weapon uses a fabricator to manufacture lightweight, explosive ammunition discs. This weapon is earned after completing the Reckoning demo and watching the trailer at the end.
Mass Effect 3 demo item unlocks for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning:
- N7 Armor: Players can unlock special armor inspired by Commander Shepard’s iconic N7 battle armor including Helm, Cuirass, Gauntlets, Chausses and Greaves.
- Onmiblade Daggers: A holographic blade stemming from Commander Shepard’s Omni-Tool, the Omni-blade allows players to stab enemies in close combat. Once players install and play the Mass Effect 3 demo, they will unlock the daggers.