THQ Nordic has announced a surprise release for Risen as it is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop. The action RPG was originally released in 2009 for the Xbox 360 console and PC. While the Xbox 360 port was criticised, the PC version received good reviews and currently has a 9/10 rating with over 5,000 reviews on Steam. A physical version of Risen is also now available on Amazon and GameStop in the USA. Here’s what the story is about along with short new trailer showcasing the Nintendo Switch version.
“Inquisitor Mendoza has arrived on Faranga, an island inhabited by numerous vicious creatures and ruled by the enigmatic Don Esteban. Ruins have risen from the ground across Faranga, with dangerous monsters slowly taking control of the island. Mendoza wants to investigate and desperately needs your assistance – will you help him? Find yourself caught amidst rebellion, tyranny, and mystic rituals, with the ultimate decision of which way the pendulum of fate swings laying in your hands.”
“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.”