Play Demos, Unlock In-Game Items
EA recently announced that sweeping open-world RPG Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning will be receiving a demo on January 17th... but there's a twist in the tale. Big Huge Games have teamed up with BioWare to offer a cross-promotion that will unlock exclusive armour and weapons when you play either the Amalur or Mass Effect 3 demos. Interestingly, each demo unlocks items in the other game, including gear designed by legendary graphic designer Todd McFarlane. We've got full details about the promotion and items below, as well as some screenshots.
By playing the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demo, gamers will receive two unlocks for Mass Effect 3, both designed by the renowned creator of Spawn, Todd McFarlane:
- 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.
By playing the upcoming Mass Effect 3 demo, fans will unlock the following items for Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, inspired by the Mass Effect universe:
- N7 Armor: Players can unlock special armor inspired by Commander Shepard’s iconic N7 battle armor including Helm, Cuirass, Gauntlets, Chausses and Greaves.
- Omniblade 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.
Seeing as both of these games are massively anticipated, I don't think that anyone will have any objections to playing the demos and unlocking free stuff. Look out for Amalur's on January 17th.