You'll also be able to grab enemies from afar, do killing animations, and fight big bosses. Supposedly the game potentially offers up to 100 hours of gameplay, and having Ken Rolston (The Elder Scrolls), Todd McFarlane (Spawn) and R.A. Salvatore (a writer!) on board won't hurt either. I'm looking forward to this one!
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is scheduled for 2012.