Like a carpenter…
The Risen series is set to continue in 2014 with a new instalment from series creator Piranha Bytes. The action in Risen 3: Titan Lords takes place in a world deserted by its deities. As a young adventurer, you seem to have been deprived of something rather precious to you (your soul) and you’ll do whatever it takes to retrieve it.
Discussing the development of Piranha’s latest fantasy RPG, project lead Bjoem Pankratz fired off this unintentionally hilarious gem. “Like a carpenter with a hand-crafted piece of furniture, we put together the story, the characters and the landscape until it all fits and the player has the responsibility to discover things all around the place.”
Notwithstanding its relatively low profile, the Risen series has an interesting history in Australia. The first instalment was refused classification back in 2009, effectively banning it from sale in this country. This refusal predated the introduction of an R18+ rating in Australia, so it never really stood a chance. The second entry in the series, Risen 2: Dark Waters, was a little more fortunate, securing an M rating, but middling reviews.
Publisher Deep Silver is aiming to bring Risen 3: Titan Lords to market in August. Expect to see it on 360, PS3 and PC. If you’re holding off on a next gen upgrade, you probably feel pretty good about announcements like this.