9th May 2012 - Hampshire, UK... Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes today released the sixth and final episode of the six-part making of series for the game Risen 2: Dark Waters.
This time, the developers from Piranha Bytes elaborate on:
- how they approached the creation of a game by first designing the game world and the reasons why inhabitants live in certain locations as a basis to create believable storylines and quests
- how the NPCs react to players choices in dialogues and how the 150.000 spoken words craft the personalization of the game
- why they decided to change the character development in contrast to the first Risen game
- and why they believe that a hero with a fixed history allows for better and deeper storytelling than a custom character created from scratch
About 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.
New gameplay elements 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.
Deep Silver will release Risen 2: Dark Waters for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 on 3rd August 2012 in the UK.
Official Website: http://www.risen2.com
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including own brands like Dead Island, the critically acclaimed zombie action game with RPG elements, the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, successful adventures such as the Secret Files series and Lost Horizon, the role-playing game Risen and well-known licenses like the Chernobyl shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and Prison Break: The Conspiracy, the action adventure based on the popular TV series. Deep Silver has announced more upcoming highlights such as Risen 2, the sequel to the hit RPG, and Sacred 3. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 15 years of experience in the digital media distribution business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Capcom, Codemasters, Kaspersky Labs, Paradox Entertainment, Square Enix, Tecmo-Koei, and System 3 etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
About Piranha Bytes
Piranha Bytes are based in Germany's old industrial heartland, the Ruhr region. They were founded in 1997, while approximately 20 team members have been working together since 2002. Piranha Bytes have acquired fame with their RPG successes „Gothic" (2001), „Gothic II" (2002), „Gothic – Night of the Raven" (2003) and „Gothic 3" (2006) that have so far sold several million copies worldwide. In 2007 Piranha Bytes have started a new RPG series - Risen. The first part was released in 2009 internationally for Xbox 360 and PC. www.piranha-bytes.com