Risen Sequel Sets Sail For Dark Waters


We’re pretty big fans of Risen, Piranha Bytes’ spiritual successor to its former Gothic CRPG franchise, here at VGBlogger. Mike loved the PC version, except for the lame end-game boss battle. And I was rather fond of the Xbox 360 version, although the poor technical performance held it back from greatness (and yes, I thought the end boss was incredibly fucking lame, too!).

So today’s news of a Risen sequel came as a welcomed pick-me-up on an otherwise dreary Monday.

Risen 2: Dark Waters is the title for Piranha Bytes’ latest RPG epic-in-the-making, and it will continue the Risen storyline a few years after the end of the first game with a fresh new pirate theme. Here are more specifics from the press release:

Set several years after the end of Risen, raging titans have devastated the world and pushed humanity to the brink of existence. Subsequently, monstrous creatures have risen from the watery depths of the sea and their attacks have brought all seafaring to a grinding halt. The hero, now a member of the Inquisition, is sent out to find out how to stop the chaos caused by these creatures from the deep. His quest begins with rumors that the pirates who frequent the southern islands are the only ones who know a way to get rid of the creatures once and for all and end their reign of terror.

With an all-new pirate-based theme, Risen 2: Dark Waters aims to combine the most loved classic RPG gameplay mechanics of the original Risen with a fresh theme and setting on a huge variety of themed island locales. A third-person role-playing game set in a dark and gritty universe, Risen 2: Dark Waters maintains the most immersive features of the original Risen, with multiple approaches to every challenge allowing players to shape the game world based on their own decisions. These choices will serve to unlock new paths, features and additional skills for the character. Together with a highly interactive environment and a full day/night-cycle affecting countless aspects of the game world, Risen 2 will be set in the most immersive RPG game world so far.

Deep Silver will be publishing Risen 2: Dark Waters worldwide for PC and consoles, but a date and specific console platforms have not been confirmed as of press time. Bookmark the new teaser site at www.Risen2.com to keep up to date on the latest game happenings. And we’ll certainly have more coverage on this game in the months ahead.

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