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Risen 2 Release Date Announced

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Risen 2 Release Date Announced

Game News - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Tue 13 March 2012, 15:55:10

Tags: Piranha Bytes; Risen 2: Dark Waters

The release date for Piranha Bytes' upcoming cRPG Risen 2: Dark Waters has been officially announced. It is April 27th for the PC, with the console releases coming on May 22nd in North America and May 25th in Europe.

Risen 2: Dark Waters will be available on April 27, 2012 for Windows PC, on May 22, 2012 in the USA and Canada and on May 25, 2012 in European countries for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3.

Risen 2: Dark Waters will be available via digital distribution for PC, and for both PC and consoles as a retail version, as well as a Collector’s Edition in certain territories.
Additionally, here's an interview on IncGamers.

IG: Risen 2 does away with a mini-map and the Fable-style in-game line telling you where to go. That’s a different approach from the one most RPGs of this type are now taking, are you worried that some players may find the going tough? Or is that aimed squarely at hardened RPG players?

PB: The game is definitely a hardcore RPG and is very classical in nature, but we have introduced some devices to make navigation slightly easier. We save all the dialogue for you to go back and look and see whether or not an NPC told you to go somewhere that you didn’t pick up on.

You can also put points on your map for certain missions to make it easier for you to navigate. We didn’t want to overcrowd the HUD with looks of mini-maps etc, it was very much a case of making immersion as strong as possible. There’s also an option to fast travel to previously visited locations.

I don’t think players will have too much trouble in adapting to the game, though. Once you start playing you’ll very quickly pick up on how the world works and how everything fits together.

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