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Risen 2: Dark Waters – Third ‘Making of’ Video

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes today released the third episode of the six part making-of series that will become available over the course of the next months until the release. In this installment the developers from Piranha Bytes speak about the new animation system that was created for Risen 2. Among other things, the developers reveal why the old animation system was completely replaced and what that meant for development, and how different combat animations are combined to create a combo attack. Risen 2 is slated for a 2012 release on current generation consoles and PC! Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters – Third ‘Making of’ Video

New Risen 2 Screenshots

Deep Silver has released some brand new screenshots for their upcoming RPG, Risen 2: Dark Waters. Risen 2 is being developed by Piranha Bytes and features new gameplay elements that add to the diversity of Risen 2; for example, players can also use firearms now. And, being pirates, adventurers can also employ special new skills called Dirty Tricks, allowing them to confuse or attack enemies in combat. The game is currently slated for a 2012 release. Enjoy! Continue reading New Risen 2 Screenshots

Risen 2 is primarily developed for the PCs; design decisions limited by the console versions

Risen was an amazing RPG and a true, spiritual successor to the Gothic series. Piranha Bytes proved that they can offer us an amazing and bug-less gaming experience, provided they’re given the time to polish their games, and we are pretty sure that a lot of PC gamers are looking forward to its sequel. However, you might not be pleased with what you’re about to hear, especially if you are a ‘console-hater’. Continue reading Risen 2 is primarily developed for the PCs; design decisions limited by the console versions

Risen 2 – The Making of, Episode 2

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes today released the second episode of the six part making-of series that will become available over the course of the next months. This time, the developers from Piranha Bytes talk about the different factions in Risen 2: Dark Waters, like 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. Risen 2 is slated for an April 2012 release! Continue reading Risen 2 – The Making of, Episode 2

Risen 2: Dark Waters is coming to the PC on April 24th

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes today announced the official release date for the epic pirate RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters as April 24th, 2012 for USA and Canada and April 27th, 2012 for countries in Europe. Both companies also revealed the final packshot of the game showing the emblematic pirate Jolly Roger (skull and crossbones) – but with a Risen 2 twist. The packshot – for each and every platform – can be viewed bellow! Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters is coming to the PC on April 24th

Risen 2: Dark Waters – The Making Of Risen 2: Episode 1

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes released the first episode of the ‘making of’ video series for Risen 2: Dark Waters. In this episode, the developers Piranha Bytes lead us on the path of development of a believable fantasy world. Risen 2 looks definitely better than its predecessor, although we can’t say that we are utterly impressed with its visuals. But then again, who cares as both the Gothic series – prior Gothic 4 – and the first Risen were all about their gameplay. And we are pretty sure that Piranha Bytes will deliver once again. Risen 2: Dark Waters is slated for a 2012 release on current generation consoles and PC! Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters – The Making Of Risen 2: Episode 1

Risen 2: Dark Waters – Three New Screenshots + Off Camera Gameplay Footage

Risen and Gothic fans, here are three new screenshots of the highly anticipated RPG, Risen 2: Dark Waters. Alongside these screenshots we also have a brand new off camera gameplay footage from GamesCom. Funnily, the game looks similar to Arcania 4 but hopefully it won’t share any other similarities. Risen 2: Dark Waters is developed by the talented Piranha Bytes and is slated for release later this year on PC, X360 and PS3. Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters – Three New Screenshots + Off Camera Gameplay Footage

Risen 2: Dark Waters – GamesCom Teaser Trailer

Piranha Bytes and Deep Silver released a teaser trailer for their upcoming RPG, Risen 2: Dark Waters. Contrary to other teaser trailers though, this one sports some in-game footage. In fact, it’s the first in-game footage of Risen 2 so make sure to check it out. Oh… and is that Antony Hopkins as the narrator? Risen 2: Dark Waters is slated for release later this year on PC, PS3 and X360. Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters – GamesCom Teaser Trailer

Risen 2: Dark Waters To Use Steamworks as its Protection System

Deep Silver announced yesterday at Risen 2’s forum that this much anticipated RPG will actually use Steamworks as its protection system. Deep Silver decided to choose Valve’s DRM was because Steam offers an automated update system which allows all customers to  play the latest version of Risen 2 since all patches will be delivered  automatically to their PC. Steam has been running stable on millions of  PCs out there, so it provides the reliability Deep Silver needs. Continue reading Risen 2: Dark Waters To Use Steamworks as its Protection System

Duke Nukem Forever PC Performance Analysis

Most of you pretty much know what happened with Duke Nukem Forever so we won’t discuss extensively its development cycle. For those that don’t, here is how the story goes more or less. 3D Realms developed the PC version with an enhanced Unreal engine and was shut down, about two years ago. After its closure, Triptych Games decided to continue the game’s development and due to their hard work, the PC version of DNF was almost finished. Gearbox Software then stepped in and acquired the game’s rights. With Piranha Games’ help, the company polished, ported the PC version to consoles and added the multiplayer mode. And voila, Duke Nukem is back with us. Continue reading Duke Nukem Forever PC Performance Analysis