Kingdoms of Amalur reigns supreme in UK charts

EA's new role-playing game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has ascended to the top of the UK all-formats chart in its first week of release.

The much-anticipated title from 38 Studios and Big Huge Games dethroned Final Fantasy XIII-2 at the summit of the GfK-ChartTrack rankings, becoming the first brand new series to top the charts since last year's Dead Island.

It was not the only debutant to excel this week, as comic book-inspired shooter The Darkness II came in third, behind the latest Final Fantasy game.

Last week's runner-up Metal Gear Solid HD Collection came fourth, while the ever-popular FIFA 12 rounded out the top five.

Other new titles to debut in the top 40 included Deep Silver's quirky relationship drama Catherine and EA's sports sequel Grand Slam Tennis 2.

Next week will see the return of THQ's acclaimed UFC Undisputed mixed martial arts series, with UFC Undisputed 3 coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Release Date: 13/02/2012