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.
This time, the developers from Piranha Bytes talk about the different factions in Risen 2: Dark Waters:
– 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, their culture of collecting all things which aren’t nailed down and a special mention of the gnome Jaffar who will help the player through his quest.
Deep Silver revealed another character, armed with a sabre, a pistol and a very sharp tongue, Patty has boldly stood by the nameless hero since Faranga. She is the astute daughter of probably the most famous and most notorious pirate of all time: Gregorius Emanuel Steelbeard. She has spent most of her life searching for her missing father.
To help in her search, she follows in the footsteps of her father and earns her living as a pirate bride. She has certainly managed to hold her ground in the male-dominated pirate world and has earned the respect of her male counterparts. To help survive she has developed a rough and sassy manner.
But Patty also has a loving and charming side to her which only her friends get to see.
Her relationship to the â€œnameless heroâ€ in particular is very specialâ€¦
“Perhaps you can pick me a special new outfit, for any other jobs you can want to rent me out for?”
Platform: Xbox,PS3, PC
Publisher: Deep Silver
Developer: Piranha Bytes Pluto 13
Release Date: April 24, 2012