THQ Nordic has announced that action-RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, a remaster of 2012's Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, will launch on Nintendo Switch on 16th March.

The release will be the first time that Kingdoms of Amalur has launched on a handheld console, and it sounds like Switch owners are in for quite the treat. Three DLCs will be included in total – The Teeth of Naros, Legend of Dead Kel and Weapons and Armor bundles – which, when coupled with the base game, are said to offer "hundreds of hours of exploration, dynamic combat and adventuring." Oh, and the music is by ex-Rare staffer Grant Kirkhope, which is nice.

Here's an official description:

The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston, comes Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay Re-Reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world. Uncover the secrets of Amalur, from the vibrant city of Rathir to the vast region of Dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the Brigand Hall Caverns. Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death.

Players are tasked with building their own character from "countless" combinations before evolving their class and taking on enemies galore. There's plenty of content and world lore to explore, as well as a number of side quests to keep you going for hours and hours.

There's more on the way, too, as THQ Nordic has confirmed plans for a brand new Kingdoms of Amalur expansion called 'Fatesworn'. Details are still pretty thin at the moment, but we're told to expect it to arrive later this year.

Have you played Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning on other systems? Will you be checking it out on Switch? Let us know in the usual place.