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Risen 2 Combines Pirates, Role Playing

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The original Risen sounded like a pretty good game. Too bad the console port was so jacked up. Maybe they’ll get that straight for the upcoming sequel, announced today by Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes. The sequel, Risen 2: Dark Waters takes place after titans have wrecked shop upon the world and put an end to all seafaring. Oh noes! When boats are outlawed, only outlaws have boats, or something as there are pirates and lots of ’em! I’m paraphrasing here, so maybe hit the jump for the official PR speak.

Deep Silver reveals Risen 2TM: Dark Waters

Piranha Bytes team to explore uncharted territories

21st February 2011 – Hampshire, UK/… Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes today officially revealed their new game Risen 2™: Dark Waters, the successor of the popular role-playing game Risen™. With an expanded setting, a fresh story and characters and an all-new technical foundation, Risen 2 will expand the success of the Risen franchise worldwide.

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, withmultiple 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.

The eagerly-awaited successor of Risen will set sail worldwide for consoles and PC. For a first immersion into Risen 2: Dark Waters, three illustrations giving a first glimpse of the beautiful new game world can be found on the official game teaser site at

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One thought on “Risen 2 Combines Pirates, Role Playing

  1. I was seeing the comments on shacknews and RPS and was totally surprised. Apparently, a lot of people liked the game … a lot. Before that I somehow got the impression that it was considered a bad game (maybe confusing it with Gothic 4 or there is a big difference between console and PC versions?).
    Gothic 1 and 2 were great and #2 is still one of my favourite RPGs, so if Risen can recreate a similar experience, then I would be inclined to try it.

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