It's taking a different path to fantasy so it will be far less Tolkien, and a lot more real life. Not many details are yet to escape the developer until the Leipzig Games Convention.
"With Risen, Piranha Bytes introduces a fresh, new setting," read the official press release.
"The game’s protagonist is shipwrecked after a storm and finds himself on a mysterious island. An active volcano dominates the scene. Ancient temple ruins have recently risen from the ground, and bizarre creatures infest the island."
A newhas launched that features a volanco with a countdown, but that's all there is for now folks until the Games Convention later this month.