The classic (and difficult) RPG is coming to several modern platforms.

THQ Nordic says that the classic RPG Risen is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on January 24, 2023. This action-RPG dates back to 2009 when it was first released on PC and the Xbox 360 and is a damn fine RPG that doesn't shy away from being brutally difficult at times. The Risen titles are essentially the spiritual successor to the equally difficult Gothic franchise.

Weirdly, THQ Nordic is partnering with GameStop on this release. Apparently the retailer that is somehow still in business will be the only place where you can purchase the PlayStation 4 and Switch versions of the game in North America. I'm sure you'll be able to purchase the games through your preferred platform's digital storefront too.

The PC release of Risen won't be left out in the cold when this console release happens. THQ says that the old PC release will get an update that adds in controller support to the game.

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.​
Risen is a fantastic action-RPG that I highly recommend you check out be it with this new console release or with the existing PC release. The PC release, at least on Steam and GOG, is only $9.99 (USD). Today's press release for this new console release did not share details on that pricing.

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• 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​