Developer Piranha Bytes and publisher Deep Silver have today announced a sequel to 2009 fantasy RPG Risen
, titled Risen 2: Dark Waters
The game follows on from the story of the first game, but set years later and with new characters and setting. The eponymous Dark Waters refer to the game's "all-new pirate-based" theme and setting, with the games locale spread across a "huge variety of themed islands."
Set several years after the end of Risen, raging titans have devastated the world and pushed humanity to the brink of existence. Subsequently, monstrous creatures have risen from the watery depths of the sea and their attacks have brought all seafaring to a grinding halt. The hero, now a member of the Inquisition, is sent out to find out how to stop the chaos caused by these creatures from the deep. His quest begins with rumors that the pirates who frequent the southern islands are the only ones who know a way to get rid of the creatures once and for all and end their reign of terror.
A third-person role-playing game set in a dark and gritty universe, Risen 2: Dark Waters maintains the most immersive features of the original Risen, with multiple approaches to every challenge allowing players to shape the game world based on their own decisions. These choices will serve to unlock new paths, features and additional skills for the character. Together with a highly interactive environment and a full day/night-cycle affecting countless aspects of the game world, Risen 2 will be set in the most immersive RPG game world so far.
The developer also released a handful of concept art for the game:
A release date has not yet been announced.