It's awfully difficult to tell a pirate to be on time for anything, let alone the release of a video game in which they're the featured players. Case in point: When we heard the original 2012 launch window of Piranha Bytes' buccaneering RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters, we asked very politely that it show up in the first month of the aforementioned year. It is not so, according to a recent press release from publisher Deep Silver, which dates the game for April 24 in the U.S., and April 27 in Europe.

That gives us four whole months to come up with clever, piratical puns to make in our review of the title. So far, all we've got is "Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Fun," but that's going to be entirely dependent on the game actually being a bottle of fun.
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Release Date for Risen 2™: Dark Waters Announced

Pirate RPG by developer Piranha Bytes sets sail for a April 24th, 2012 release date (North America) and April 27th, 2012 (Europe)

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes today announced the official release date for the epic pirate RPG "Risen 2: Dark Waters" as April 24th, 2012 for USA and Canada and April 27th, 2012 for countries in Europe.

Both companies also revealed the final packshot of the game showing the emblematic pirate Jolly Roger (skull and crossbones) – but with a Risen 2 twist.

About Risen 2: Dark Waters
In Risen 2: Dark Waters, the Inquisition dispatches the hero to seek a remedy against the monstrous sea creatures that are interfering with the shipping lines, thus cutting off the islands' supplies. The pirates seem to know how to deal with these critters ... but they are hardly cooperative.

New gameplay elements add to the diversity of Risen 2; for example, players can also use firearms now. And, being pirates, adventurers can also employ special new skills called Dirty Tricks, allowing them to confuse or attack enemies in combat.

Deep Silver will release Risen 2: Dark Waters for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and PlayStation®3.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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