Risen 2: Dark Waters casting off in April

Avast, ye scurvy sea dogs (with magical powers)! Gothic creator Piranha Bytes' pirate-themed RPG sequel Risen 2: Dark Waters will set sail for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on April 24, 2012, publisher Deep Silver has announced.

Following on a few years after Risen, Dark Waters sees humanity harried by naughty sea monsters. One might say they're simply hungry and this is instinct, so who are we to judge, but it seems pirates know a thing about keeping them away. Say, why don't you, dear player, find out what's going on?

Combat's tarted up a little since the original, toting firearms, "dirty tricks," and exploitable weak spots--such as kicking giant enemy grabs onto their backs.

The PC edition is using Steamworks for DRM, as Deep Silver likes the cut of its gib.

Here's a recent 'making of' trailer to explain a little more about Risen 2:

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