THQ Nordic has announced that the 2009 cult RPG Risen is getting ported to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The game will arrive on January 24, 2023.
The press announcement notes that the game will be “finally running smooth and in its full quality” on console. The old PC version will also receive an update for controller support.
Delve into the gritty and atmospheric world of Risen, where every action has a consequence. Master the sword, learn the art of staff fighting, or become a powerful mage, forging your path across a land filled with mysterious earthquakes, fearsome monsters, and unimaginable treasures.
Explore the mysterious volcanic island Faranga and the heavy tremors which bode ill for its inhabitants. As ancient temples have risen from the ground, they are bringing with them bizarre creatures that terrorize the area – are you brave enough to face the dangers? Find yourself caught amidst rebellion, tyranny, and mystic rituals. It is up to you to decide which way the pendulum of fate will swing.
Smith’s Sentiment: I’m a sucker for Piranha Bytes games (as well as other janky European RPG’s), so I’m kinda looking forward to this. Maybe if it does well they’ll port the other Risen games to newer consoles as well, and make them run well.