who remembers Risen? This action RPG for PC and Xbox 360, developed by the German company Piranha Bytes, came out in 2009. At the time, critics praised the game’s visuals, gameplay, and voice acting, but the Xbox version received lots of criticism for being a bit of a technical mess.
Now, Gematsu has discovered that the game has been rated for a Switch port in Germany. Shelved by the USK ratings board, the game is also supposedly coming to PS4 and Xbox One 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 Sicilian-inspired mountainous island of Faranga. On the island, High Inquisitor Mendoza wishes to enter an ancient temple, known to house titans. He must explore the island and enter the temple, which leads to the heart of the island’s volcano.
The game’s Steam page indicates that the game can last for over 60 hours, so it’s a pretty robust RPG to play in the comfort of your own bed! And while Risen received two sequels in the years that followed, both were far less well-received than the first entry.
Interestingly, the publisher THQ Nordic will hold an exhibition next week, at the August 12 at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 8pm BST / 9pm CET – then we can hear a little more about this. In the meantime, check out the launch trailer for the 2009 game.
THQ Nordic could also bring 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!