February 21, 2011, 16:02

Deep Silver Announce Risen 2

By Ryan Martin, Writer

I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone was stunned by the Dead Island trailer that was released last week. It got people wondering what else the publisher, Deep Silver, had up their sleeves. Well, they announced today that, after Dead Island is released, they will be working hard at promoting the sequel to the RPG Risen.  Risen 2: Dark Waters will feature a new story and new characters with an “expanded setting”. The game will be set years after the first and will use “pirate” themes. The press release states:

“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.”

No release window was hinted at we know it will be coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 despite the first not appearing on Sony’s console. There were also some lovely looking screenshots released and are found below.