Who remembers Risen? This PC and Xbox 360 action RPG, developed by the German company Piranha Bytes, came out in 2009. At the time, reviewers praised the game's visuals, gameplay, and voice acting, but the Xbox version came under a lot of criticism for being a bit of a technical mess.
Now, Gematsu has spotted that the game has been rated for a Switch port in Germany. Filed by rating board USK, the game is supposedly coming to PS4 and Xbox One too and will be published by THQ Nordic.
Originally published by Deep Silver, Risen was marketed as a 'gritty' fantasy RPG about a character who ends up on the fictional mountainous island of Faranga — inspired by Sicily. On the island, High Inquisitor Mendoza wishes to gain entry to an ancient temple, which is known to house Titans. You must explore the island and get into the temple, which leads to the heart of the island's volcano.
The game's Steam page states the game can take over 60 hours, so that's a pretty beefy RPG to play in the comfort of your own bed! And though Risen received two sequels in the following years, both were much less well received that the first entry.
Interestingly, publisher THQ Nordic is holding a showcase next week — on the 12th August at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 8pm BST / 9pm CET — so we may hear a little bit more about this then. in the meantime, check out the game's launch trailer from back in 2009.
THQ Nordic could also be bringing AEW: Fight Forever to Switch too, a recent Amazon UK listing suggests. We'll have to wait until next Friday to find out!
Have you played Risen before? Would you be interested in a Switch port of the game? Let us know!
That would be awesome and also please let there be a Sacred 2 Ice & Blood release on the Switch!
So, this doesn't have anything to do with Dragon's Dogma, does it?
Piranha Bytes are the Creators of Gothic 2, one of the greatest RPGs of all time (and a huge influence on the Witcher series). I hope they will port that game as well at some point.
No. Different game. Different developers. And the gameplay is different enough.
Pretty cool series. Especially the setting. The first one even felt a little bit like Gothic 1.
@Jhena Oh, nice! Will keep an eye on it
I'm loving thq Nordic at the moment! They keep releasing all these older titles I missed to my console of choice. Really looking forward to their presentation.
Interested though depends how well it’s aged
Risen is awesome, but the 360 port was trash. If this is based on that port it won't be worth buying, so here's hoping they've massively reworked this new one...
@thecricket agree if its 360 port god no. but if its from pc then sure count me in
Can't they port something useful like GTA or RDR than this weak lame game.
Hope they ironed out the bugs.
Some how I have never heard of this game. Cool, putting it on my list.
These are actually pretty cool games but the visuals looked dated even when I played them ten years ago.
I am just eating up these game ports lately
I absolutely love this game!
THQ NORDIQ has really been going in this generation on the Switch, always publishing something interesting
Best McBain voice: “Mendozaaaaaa!!!!”
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