Tag Archives: Risen
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 19:31 BST
Risen 2: Dark Waters releases on PC tomorrow, so to get you pumped for it, Piranha Bytes and Deep Silver have released the launch trailer. The console version of the game will be released in the UK on August 3 with the additional episode The Air Temple Console.
Wed, Nov 02, 2011 | 20:09 GMT
Loads of interesting shorts are below the break, whether you like RPGs or stabbing Templar’s in Italy.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 | 20:07 BST
Risen 2: Trying to achieve same quality across all platforms “doesn’t make any sense”, says Oberlerchner
Risen 2′s senior brand manager Daniel Oberlerchner feels its doesn’t “make any sense” for development studios to try and produce a game with the same quality across all platforms.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 | 14:24 BST
Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes have released a gamescome teaser video for Risen 2: Dark Waters. In it, ancient creatures are rising up and you must take a stand against the evil denizens of the deep. The firms also announced today that the official website is finally online with quite a few updates on the game’s world and the unnamed hero starring in it. However, for some reason it won’t let us past the age gate at the moment. There’s no exact date just yet for the game, but it will be released on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Thu, May 12, 2011 | 15:19 BST
Deep Silver has released a few new screenshots for Piranha Bytes’s Risen 2, which show firearms which are new to the series, as well as new special attacks.
Sat, Feb 19, 2011 | 14:29 GMT
A sequel to Deep Silver’s Risen is in the works, apparently.
Mon, Nov 15, 2010 | 12:46 GMT
Tue, Jan 19, 2010 | 21:52 GMT
Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, announced today that it has cemented the North American publishing rights for the Xbox 360 version of Risen.
Sat, Oct 10, 2009 | 19:33 BST
Wed, Oct 07, 2009 | 19:19 BST
Direct2Drive’s latest Top 10 best selling PC games downloaded for week ending October 3 has Risen at the number one spot.
Fallen Earth rose to the number two spot, while Aion’s standard edition dropped to number three, and the collector’s edition to number five.
Five of the titles on the list were on sale for $5, so that should be taken into account as well.
Here’s the full thing, courtesy of BigDownload:
- Fallen Earth
- Mount and Blade ($5 Sale)
- Aion Collector’s Edition
- World of Goo ($5 Sale)
- Champions Online
- BioShock ($5 Sale)
- Defense Grid: The Awakening ($5 Sale)
- Civilization 4 ($5 Sale)
Thu, Oct 01, 2009 | 17:32 BST
Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes released a demo for Risen today.
It contains some adventures on the island of Faranga and allows users to test how well the full version of Risen will run on their PCs.
The demo includes the introduction of the game where the nameless hero survives a shipwreck in a storm and lands on the shore of the Island of Faranga.
Risen is expected for release on PC tomorrow.
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 | 20:31 BST
Piranha Bytes has announced that its RPG Risen has gone gold for PC and will be released on October 2, as expected.
However, its publisher Deep Silver has revealed that the Xbox 360 version has been moved to an early 2010 release.
No reason was given for the delay.
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 17:18 BST
Reaction to Risen being refused classification in Australia has caused the president of the Game Developers Association of Australia to describe the rating system as “awful”, “ridiculous” and “antiquated”.
“We are once again caught in this awful, ridiculous web of the antiquated classification system that we all have to endure,” Tom Crago stated in a radio interview. “Here in Australia the sooner that changes, the better; it is obviously a battle to ensure common sense prevails. We will get there eventually, but in the meantime as gamers in Australia we suffer, and to be honest we are embarrassed at how backward our government is.
“We are the butt of a lot of jokes. I travel; obviously a lot, talking to other developers and publishers and people cannot believe it that we still have this ridiculous system here in Australia, designed twenty or thirty years ago, and hasn’t changed since.”
Crago added that an R rating added to the mix would help matters, as all games must adhere to the requirements for an age 15 rating, further stating that “the law needs to evolve and move with the times”.
“The way I look at it, ultimately the war is won, we will get there in the end, and it’s just a case of counting the days until common sense prevails.”
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 16:32 BST
Andy Serkis and John Rhys Davies head the cast for Piranha Bytes’ latest RPG, Risen.
Serkis takes the role of The Inquisitor, John Rhys Davies performs as Don Esteban, Lena Headey, (Sarah Connor Chronicles) takes the role of Patty.
Fincher is played by Burn Gorman, Brendan Coyle takes the role of Commandant Carlos, Damian O’Hare plays Olf, Simon Greenall plays Luis, Oscar is played by Donald McCorkindale and Stuart Organ plays Brogar.
The Archers actress, Louiza Patikas represents Sara and Timothy Watson from Eastenders and Casualty takes the role of Romanov.
“The quality of the voice casting reflects the quality of the game” stated Koch Meida’s Paul Nicholls. “With such an amazing lineup of talent from movies and TV, there is a voice everyone will recognize; we will attract a new generation of RPG players to the genre”.
Game’s out for PC and Xbox 360 October 2.
Full press release below.
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 | 15:47 BST
Piranha Bytes’ newest RPG, Risen, has been refused classification in Australia and the game’s distributor has not decided whether it will appeal the decision or edit the game to get an MA15+ rating.
According to a spokesperson from Madman Interactive, the Classification Board felt the game contained “sexual activity and drug use related to incentives or rewards”.
Over on the North American side, the ESRB’s description of the game says it contains foul language, drug usage, and implied sexual activity at a brothel.
Here’s the description:
During the course of the game, players can interact with prostitutes (referred to as “whores” in the game) at a local brothel. Players can trigger a lengthy dialogue to engage in their services; sexual activity is strongly implied, but never depicted on screen. Many of the characters in the game smoke a fictional drug called “brugleweed.” The “wood reefer” plant is described as having a mild relaxing effect on users, and can be bought, sold, and used by players. Some profanity (e.g., “f*ck” and “sh*t”) can be heard in the dialogue.
Risen’s expected to land on PC and Xbox 360 come October 2.
More over on Kotaku Australia.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 | 21:43 BST
Risen is coming to PC and Xbox 360 on October 2, and to get you pumped for it, Piranha Bytes has released a new video for the game.
It shows off the environments, a bit of gameplay and has Nightwish jamming in the background.
Granted, the music seems to fit the theme of the trailer, until Emppu Vuorinen’s speed riffs kick-in.
Still, the game looks lovey so far.
Watch it after the break courtesy of Gamespot.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 23:43 BST
Piranha Bytes has announced that its latest RPG, Risen, will be released on October 2 for PC and Xbox 360.
The folks who brought you Gothic currently have the game in Beta, and are in the process of getting rid of those pesky bugs.
To make sure it’s ready to ship, three quality assurance teams are working on the game – one directly at Piranha Bytes, one at Deep Silver, plus an additional external studio.
Just in case you haven’t heard of it, Risen is set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, and offers multiple ways to develop the four-part story by your own actions and decisions.
Ancient temple ruins recently have risen from the ground, and bizarre creatures infest the island.
The screens for it look pretty, anyway.
Press release is through the break.