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Risen Console Port and PC Update Available

Posted by ValH at 11:43 am on 01.25.2023 (11 months ago)

A couple months back, THQ Nordic announced a new console port for Piranha Bytes' open world RPG Risen that was originally released...

Risen - Console Port Announced

Posted by ValH at 8:46 am on 11.19.2022 (1 year ago)

Those of you who'd like to play Piranha Bytes' pirate-adjacent action-RPG Risen on a modern console will be able to do just that s...

THQ Nordic Acquires Piranha Bytes

Posted by ValH at 12:19 pm on 05.22.2019 (4 years ago)

Back in 2017, THQ Nordic published ELEX, Piranha Bytes' latest action-RPG. And according to this open press release, that partners...

Overlooked RPGs That Are Worth Playing Today

Posted by ValH at 1:32 pm on 12.8.2017 (5 years ago)

Over at PC Gamer you can find this list of overlooked RPGs that includes plenty of JRPGs and games that can be considered RPGs onl...

Great Ideas More RPGs Should Steal

Posted by ValH at 10:45 am on 02.28.2017 (6 years ago)

The latest of Richard Cobbett's RPG Scrollbars features revolves around all the underutilized ideas in RPGs. This particular colum...

Piranha Bytes Game Engine History

Posted by BuckGB at 3:17 pm on 08.20.2016 (7 years ago)

It's a shame that we don't often hear about the technological wizardry behind many of our favorite games, so it's great to see thi...

Risen Video Retrospective

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 5:46 pm on 02.1.2016 (7 years ago)

The latest episode of Matt Barton's Matt Chat on YouTube provides us a look at 57 minutes of footage of Risen, the spiritual succe...

Gothic and Risen Series Video Interview and Director Commentary

Posted by BuckGB at 4:45 am on 07.23.2015 (8 years ago)

With the recent announcement of ELEX, Gamestar has wrangled up a nearly fifteen-minute video interview (in German) with the Piranh...

Risen Released on GOG

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 10:49 am on 04.3.2014 (9 years ago)

Piranha Bytes' Risen has been released on for $9.99 and, on top of that, is currently 60% off, bringing the price down to ...

Risen Gets DRM-Removing Patch

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 11:31 am on 02.21.2014 (9 years ago)

While the Steam version already had additional DRM removed, a patch to remove the Tages DRM from the boxed version of Risen has on...

Gothic and Risen Series Interview

Posted by BuckGB at 5:12 am on 09.27.2013 (10 years ago)

There's an interesting interview with Piranha Bytes' Sascha Henrichs up on World of Games, during which the 3D environment artist ...

Piranha Bytes Interview

Posted by BuckGB at 2:38 am on 03.15.2013 (10 years ago)

The folks over at World of Risen have doled out a two-page interview with former Piranha Bytes designer Mathias Filler about a ran...

Piranha Bytes Co-founder Alex Brüggemann Passed Away

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 12:26 pm on 01.25.2013 (10 years ago)

While the news is a few days old, we only now learn from fansite World of Risen that Alex Brüggemann, co-founder of Piranha Byt...

Piranha Bytes 15-Year Anniversary Interview and Retrospective

Posted by BuckGB at 4:12 pm on 10.14.2012 (11 years ago)

With Piranha Bytes celebrating fifteen years of existence, has slapped up a four-page interview that quizzes the company...

Why Risen is One of the Best RPGs in Recent Years

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 2:30 pm on 04.29.2012 (11 years ago)

While most publications are understandably focusing their attention on its pirate-themed sequel, Piki Geek's Derek James has an ed...

Risen is Now DRM-free on Amazon and Steam

Posted by BuckGB at 6:30 pm on 03.11.2012 (11 years ago)

Risen's TAGES-based DRM has been a thorn in our sides for nearly two-and-a-half years now, particularly for those of us who reinst...

Can I Craft That For You?

Posted by BuckGB at 4:40 am on 12.29.2011 (11 years ago)

For a new blog entry on Gamasutra, our own Eric Schwarz provides an analysis of the crafting systems that have been made available...

GB Feature: Risen Walkthrough, Equipment Database, and More

Posted by BuckGB at 7:57 pm on 10.19.2011 (12 years ago)

We unfortunately didn't have the manpower to kick out dedicated subsites for the Gothics years ago, but we didn't want to miss out...

Piranha Bytes Interview, Part One

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 2:03 pm on 08.9.2011 (12 years ago)

Russian fansite had the chance to talk with Piranha Bytes artist Sascha Henrichs, and luckily for us, offers an English-...

Piranha Bytes Interview

Posted by BuckGB at 5:29 pm on 05.5.2011 (12 years ago)

In addition to some comments from Piranha Bytes co-founder Michael Hoge about the lackluster reception to JoWooD's Arcania: Gothic...

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