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New Risen 2 PC Patch comes with fixes for both SLI and 7.1 sound systems, adds a dodge move

Great news for fans of Risen 2: Dark Waters as Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes have revealed the changelog of the game’s first PC patch. According to the publisher, this patch fixes major issues like the SLI stuttering effect, the flickering of trees that was present in Nvidia hardware and the crashes to desktop due to the 7.1 sound system. Moreover, this update will add a new ‘dodge’ move in your fights and players will be able now to block attacks from monsters. You can view the complete changelog of Risen 2’s first patch below and the patch has already went live. Enjoy! Continue reading New Risen 2 PC Patch comes with fixes for both SLI and 7.1 sound systems, adds a dodge move

Risen 2: Dark Waters – DLCs can be unlocked via the in-game console

Man, that’s just sad. Risen was a great PC title that was not plagued with all issues that were present in previous Piranha Bytes’ games. SLI was working fine, there were not major pop-ups, performance was good… generally speaking, it was a polished game – for Piranha Bytes’ standards. Fast forward a couple of years and here we are with a really broken game called Risen 2: Dark Waters. Now I don’t want to be harsh, but I’m pretty sure that the multiplatform development had a major impact to the PC version. I tell you guys, it’s a really broken game. And what’s even more disappointing is the fact that the day-one DLC that was released for Risen 2 can be easily unlocked via the in-game console. Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters – DLCs can be unlocked via the in-game console

New Gothic 3 Community Patch v1.75.14 Released; adds FXAA, performance tweaks and color grading

The Community Patch Team of Gothic 3 has released a new update for Piranha Bytes’ old gem. This new update adds FXAA support, color grading, and various performance tweaks. According to the team, savegames of the 1.75.12 Version (Gothic Complete Edition and Gothic 3: Gold Enhanced Edition) can be used. However, savegames from older versions (1.74 and older) and ini files of versions 1.74 or older are not compatible with this new version. Continue reading New Gothic 3 Community Patch v1.75.14 Released; adds FXAA, performance tweaks and color grading

Risen 2: Dark Waters PC gets “Treasure Isle” and “A Pirate’s Clothes” DLCs

Hooray, it’s time for day-one DLCs. And you thought that Street Fighter x Tekken or Mass Effect 3 were bad enough, right? Guess again. Deep Silver today announced that two DLCs for the pirate RPG “Risen 2: Dark Waters” are available for purchase on PC. Naturally, PC gamers can buy them because Piranha Bytes and Deep Silver couldn’t include them in the game. How lovely. Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters PC gets “Treasure Isle” and “A Pirate’s Clothes” DLCs

Risen 2: Dark Waters – Launch Trailer

Deep Silver released today the launch trailer of Risen 2: Dark Waters. In Risen 2: Dark Waters, the Inquisition dispatches the hero to seek a remedy against the monstrous sea creatures that are interfering with the shipping lines, thus cutting off the islands’ supplies. The pirates seem to know how to deal with these critters… but they are hardly cooperative. The game is slated for release tomorrow on the PC and on August 3rd for consoles. Enjoy! Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters – Launch Trailer

Risen 2: Dark Waters – The Making Of, Episode 5 – Fighting & Dirty Tricks

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes today released the fifth episode of the six part making of series that will become available over the course of the next months. In this episode, the developers from Piranha Bytes discuss the different fighting options in the game and explain how fighting is just one of the options allowing players to progress in the game, and how avoiding the fight can solve quests too. Risen 2 will support different fighting styles available, which will allow players to utilize blades, firearms and voodoo. Risen 2 is currently slated for an April 27th release on the PC. Enjoy! Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters – The Making Of, Episode 5 – Fighting & Dirty Tricks

Gothic 3 Community Patch 1.75 Changelog Revealed; FXAA support, less stuttering, improved animations

Mad Vulture Games, descendants of the Community Patch Team for Gothic 3, have released the changelog of their upcoming 1.75 Unofficial Community Patch v1.75 for the third part of the Gothic series. This new update comes with dynamic shader caching to reduce stuttering, improved shadows quality, improved animations and Bloom / HDR effects, native support for FXAA, and texture adjustments. This update will be rolled out in the coming days and you can find below its entire changelog. Enjoy! Continue reading Gothic 3 Community Patch 1.75 Changelog Revealed; FXAA support, less stuttering, improved animations

Risen 2: Dark Waters – First Five Minutes

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes have released a new gameplay video for Risen 2: Dark Waters that shows off the first five minutes of the game. As with the first Risen, your adventures will begin on a beach. Only this time, you’ll get the pleasure to see a Kraken sinking a ship before beginning playing. Risen 2 is currently slated for an April 27th release on the PC and can be pre-ordered on Steam. Enjoy! Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters – First Five Minutes

Pre-orders are now available for the Steam version of Risen 2: Dark Waters

Good news for Risen 2 fans, as the Steam version is now available for pre-order. The game is priced at 49.99 euros and can be pre-purchased from here. Those who decide to pre-order it will receive the Risen 2 Treasure Isle DLC for free. Risen 2 takes place several years after the end of Risen, where raging titans have devastated the world and pushed humanity to the brink of existence. Continue reading Pre-orders are now available for the Steam version of Risen 2: Dark Waters

Risen 2: Dark Waters – New Gameplay Trailer

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes have released a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming pirated-theme RPG, Risen 2: Dark Waters. Risen 2 is the sequel to one of the best RPGs of 2009 and although we have faith in Piranha Bytes, we can’t help but notice its dated game engine. Although the game has a unique style, its animation system is really old-gen and – generally speaking – the graphics seem rough around it edges. Here is hoping that the actual gameplay will be worth it. Risen 2 is currently planned for an April 27th release on the PC. Enjoy the trailer that is courtesy of Machinima! Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters – New Gameplay Trailer