Risen is getting re-released in January 2023


Publisher THQ Nordic and developer Piranha Bytes announced a re-release for classic CRPG Risen.

The original Risen is being re-released on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 on January 24th, 2023. THQ Nordic is also offering a physical release on Switch and PS4 in North America, exclusively via GameStop.

Risen was originally released for both PC and Xbox 360 back in 2009. The Xbox 360 version is backwards compatible with Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S, and the PC release has been available via SteamGOG, and the Humble Store.

Here’s a rundown on the new ports, plus a new trailer:


The volcanic island of Faranga is being terrorized by monstrous creatures. Wield sword, staff and over 20 spells to defend the land and shape its ultimate fate, with no loading screens for a seamless open world RPG adventure.

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.


  • Port of the cult RPG with full gamepad controls and reworked UI
  • Open world action RPG where every action has consequences
  • Divided into 4 chapters, letting you decide which side you will join
  • Over 20 different spells to choose from, cast either through scrolls or runes
  • Fully seamless world streaming support – No loading screens
  • With each level, your character will learn and improve their skills
  • Countless side quests and creatures to discover
  • Over 60 hours of immersive open world gameplay

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