Risen 2: Dark Waters Trailer Emerges From The Depths

by on April 14, 2011

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes have released the first trailer for their upcoming sequel to 2009 Role-Plating Game, Risen. With Risen 2: Dark Waters due for release later in the year, the development team have put together a CGI trailer to convey the gloomy atmosphere that will be present in the title and it also shows off the first moving images of the characters and locations that will feature in the game, whilst giving some hints towards some of the new features that are being implemented into gameplay for this sequel.

The hero is sent off by the Inquisition to find a remedy for the monstrous sea creatures damaging shipping traffic and with it the island’s supplies. The pirates seem to know how to counter these beings … but they are being largely uncooperative.

New gameplay elements expand the variety of Risen 2. One such element is the ability for players to make use of firearms. In typical pirate fashion, adventurers can now also employ so-called dirty tricks, allowing them to distract or confuse enemies while attacking in battle. In addition, magic which is in keeping with the setting, plays a vital role for the first time.

Piranha Bytes combines Risen’s authentic role-playing gameplay with a fresh setting, new content, further-developed technology and multiple, thematically varied islands. With its highly interactive game world and dynamic day/night rotation – influencing countless aspects of the world – Risen 2 allows players to plunge into one of the most intense role-playing worlds ever created.

When the first Risen title was released in 2009 it met with mixed reviews, but still managed strong sales figures. Piranha Bytes are looking to remedy some of the issues gamers had with the first game, whilst expanding upon the impressive setting and gameplay which was popular first time around.

So why not see what you think and view the debut trailer below:

Deep Silver will release Risen 2: Dark Waters for the Xbox 360, Windows PC and PlayStation 3 in 2011, but no release date has been set as of yet.