Risen 2: Dark Waters release date announced

Pirate RPG out April 2012.

Risen 2: Dark Waters launches on 27th April 2012 in Europe and 24th April in the US, Deep Silver has announced.

In August Deep Silver revealed plans to ship one million units of Risen 2 around the world during the first half of 2012.

Risen 2 is set several years after the end of Risen. Titans have devastated the world and pushed humanity to the brink of existence. Creatures have emerged from the sea and stopped poor boats from doing their business.

You, the hero, must set out to stop the chaos. Your first stop as a member of the Inquisition is with pirates who frequent the southern islands. Player choices "serve to unlock new paths, features and additional skills for the character", we're told. "Together with a highly interactive environment and a full day/night-cycle affecting countless aspects of the game world, Risen 2 will be set in the most immersive RPG game world so far."

The game launches on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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