First Risen 2: Dark Waters details emerge

Posted By | On 19th, Feb. 2011 Under News

Risen 2: Dark Waters is in development and the first bits of info involving the game has emerged thanks to a user who has a copy of PCGames magazine being kind enough to share it.

Here’s the whole thing, courtesy of GAF:


  • You are again the same nameless heroes of Risen
  • He is now living in a small harbour village called “Caldera”
  • You are now wearing the Ocular of the inquisitor (story relation not known yet)
  • The game is now spread about multiple islands
  • There is still the inquisition located on one of the islands
  • The story is more complex and will have different consequences depending on your choices
  • You will meet familiar faces like Carlos, Gregorius Steelbeard


  • Pirate setting
  • It’s no longer on Faranga from Risen
  • You can travel to different islands by ship (if you can have an own ship is not known yet)
  • In the sea lives different sea monsters who attack ships
  • It will also have an fast travel system on the islands
  • The islands will have different climate zones with different settings and monsters
  • Guns,canons and othe fire weapons in the game
  • There is still magic
  • Skill system same as Risen
  • Should feel more realistic than Risen (for example chests who are empty or have rubble in it, but to every chest is a story)
  • The world is bigger as in Risen
  • Side quests should be more complex than in Risen

Graphic / Technic

  • Animation is now motion captured
  • NPCs and monsters more detailed
  • Bump mapping, realisitc relatime clouds instead of a skybox
  • More realisitc faces
  • No loading times on the islands and invisible walls only short loading by changing the island
  • NPCs talking with each other (for example you can hear a conversation between too NPCs when the treasurer leave his treasure)
  • Every NPC has a daily routine like in Risen
  • In the night different monsters than on the day like in Risen


  • There will be Gnomes again
  • Minecrawler
  • Some familiar and some completly new monsters
  • Also normal animals like apes,boars,… depending on the climate zone

Risen 2 is far into development and is around 80% complete. Piranha are doing voice recording for the game right now.

You can check out the first screenshots from the game over here.

Risen 2 is in development for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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