Risen 2: Dark Waters
Risen 2: Dark Waters Will Explore Uncharted Territories
Written Monday, February 21, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Deep Silver and German developer Piranha Bytes have today announced Risen sequel, Risen 2: Dark Waters, which is set to take the RPG franchise to 'uncharted territories'.

Dark Waters takes place several years after the conclusion of Risen with an expanded setting, a fresh story and new characters, as well as all-new technical foundations. And although the first Risen didn't make the jump to PS3, the announcement press release says that the game is to release on consoles, as in plural, suggesting that it could come to PlayStation 3.

With titans devastating the world and humanity pushed to the brink of extinction, more monsters have started rising from the sea, bringing seafaring to a halt. As a member of the Inquisition, the game's hero find himself on a quest to prevent the chaos being caused by these monstrous creatures from the watery depths, which sees Risen 2 adopting a new pirate theme.

The journey begins when the hero learns rumours that suggest pirates who sail the southern islands know of a way to rid the world of the deep sea monsters for good. As such, he must set out to find the pirates and find a way to put an end to the monsters' reign of terror.

Risen 2: Dark Waters will retain its third-person viewpoint within a gritty universe, with a variety of island-based locations to explore and multiple paths through the game's challenges with interactive environments and a full day/night cycle that will have an impact upon the game world.

Check out the illustration below to get an idea of the kind of look that Risen 2: Dark Waters is aiming for when it launches. When? We don't know as a date or release window has yet to be confirmed. Will it come to PS3? Hopefully. Stay tuned to find out.


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Comment #3 by DaCheetah
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 10:28:37 AM
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Hey, did they state ''German developer Piranha Bytes''? Seems like a first little triumph for Germany (So they have something to laugh about, after the Killzone 3 demos and several other games weren't released there).

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Comment #4 by Drexiel
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 10:28:56 AM
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good job both of you guys for making the first comments being extremly pointless...

on topic: never heard of RISEN... anyone care to shed some light?

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Comment #5 by LeroySHANKTON
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 11:00:25 AM
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never even heard of RISEN

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Comment #6 by Dark_Bart
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 11:25:15 AM
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Risen is a very good pc RPG!

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Comment #7 by XoreElon
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:06:06 PM
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It's pretty good on the 360 as well, it's not a hold your hand RPG like most are these days, it's like the Gothic series of games on the PC or Arcania Gothic 4 which is already out on the 360 and comes out next month on the PS3.

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Comment #8 by DABVT
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:06:20 PM
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it almost looks like a pirates of the caribbean game!

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Comment #9 by eddie716
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 01:00:28 PM
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looks cool, and deep silver also did sacred though...

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Comment #10 by Drexiel
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 05:49:43 PM
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they were responsible for Sacred? =D

ok im officially interested in Risen now

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Comment #11 by GH05TD0G
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 03:02:01 AM
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@ #4 wow dude lighten up a little and stop taking things too seriously

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Comment #12 by XoreElon
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 07:26:16 AM
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@11 He doesn't need to lighten up, posting first on something MIGHT have been funny the first couple of times but after at least a couple YEARS of it, it is pretty damn old.

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Comment #13 by exit3_sk
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 08:17:45 PM
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and@12 this is truth!!!!

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Piranha Bytes
Deep Silver


US July 31, 2012
Europe August 03, 2012
Japan February 28, 2013

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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