The Making of Risen 2: Dark Waters Part 2

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
Last month, Piranha Bytes and Deep Silver released the first developer diary for they're upcoming title, Risen 2: Dark Waters.

In the first episode, Game Designers Michael Hoge and Björn Pankratz and Story Writer Jennifer Pankratz discussed the topic of creating the world in which Risen 2 takes place. This time around, Story Writer Stefan Kalveran and Concept Artist Jann Kerntke joins Hoge and the Pankrantzes to discuss the factions that appear in the game.

Here's a brief rundown of the factions in case you can't watch the video:

- The Inquisition and what the disappearance of magic from the world has meant for them
-The Natives in their natural habitat, the jungle, and their suppression as slaves in this world
- The Pirates who play a central role in the story of Risen 2
- and finally, The Gnomes and their enhanced role in Risen 2, their culture of collecting all things which aren't nailed down and a special mention of the gnome Jaffar who will help the player through his quest.
This video is the second in a six-part series detailing the making of Risen 2, so be sure to keep checking back here for future installments!

Risen 2: Dark Waters is anticipated to set sail sometime in 2012.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.