Enhanced Versions of Abyss Odyssey and Risen 3 Coming to PS4

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In today’s age of abundant definitive/enhanced editions, it’s rarely a surprise to see any older game return, but even I never would have expected to see these two get the remaster treatment.

First up is Deep Silver’s Risen 3: Titan Lords Enhanced Edition, coming to PlayStation 4 as a digital download exclusive this August 21st for $39.99. It’ll have all previous updates applied and include all DLC, including the Adventure Grab, Fog Island, and Uprising of the Little Guys add-ons. Graphically, the game will run at 1080p and 30FPS and look equivalent to the PC version on Ultra settings. Some extra bells and whistles not even the PC version has will enhance the experience, such as “higher resolution textures across the board, the introduction of new state of the art post-process effects such as bokeh depth of field and HDR bloom effect, and an all-new volumetric cloud system that adds even more spectacular skies and sunsets to the dynamic day-night cycles.”

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Next is Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition, again a digital download exclusive for PS4. A release date hasn’t been set, but the game will sell for $14.99.

The extended version will rock 1080p graphics, all the content additions and updates the PC version has received since release, and some new mini-bosses only console players will face in the procedurally generated abyss. The full feature set looks like this:

•Technically Deep – Since combat is the core of the game, ACE Team specifically focused on implementing fighting game mechanics into the action. Dodge-cancels and other demanding techniques will unlock the warriors’ true powers in combat.

•A New Nightmare – Abyss Odyssey veterans can double-down on the challenge with the Nightmare difficulty level, where enemies move quicker, hit harder, and well…if you aren’t confident in your combos, you should get used to seeing the void room.

•New Enemies – A familiar face returns – Golem from Zeno Clash makes an appearance as a new mini-boss! Also brand new to consoles are the Tirana mini-boss, the White Phantom, and the Warlock Titan – a unique final boss who you might encounter fighting alongside one the original Warlock’s many forms.

•The Infinite Abyss – Procedurally generated levels will keep the three warriors battling for eternity.

•Meta Odyssey – At the bottom of the abyss is the Warlock. Once the community collectively beats a boss a certain number of times, the boss changes. The Extended Dream Edition has all the recent PC updates to the Warlock, but a whole new community to try and unlock each mask!

•Know Thy Enemy – Possess almost any enemy in the game to use its skills and combat abilities…each foe is as technically complex as the main warriors.

•ACE Developed – From the independent team behind some of the most boldly creative, aesthetic titles: the Zeno Clash Series and Rock of Ages.

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