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JDR13 April 6th, 2012 20:54

NA release date changed?
 
Steam is now showing an April 27th release for North America instead of the previous April 24th release.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/40390/

Anyone know something about this?

redman5427 April 6th, 2012 21:16

Yes, checked Amazon, Gamestop and others which are showing April 27th
Kind of strange date for Us as we usually get Tuesday releases
Best Buy is not showing PC at all but 5-22-12 for console.

This at the official board

Quote:

I was having trouble finding a pre-order site in Canada so I fired off an email to info@deepsilver.com, here is the result:

- "no boxed copy will be available in North America"

- "Regardless of where you buy a PC version (disc or digital download), it will run through Steam. This is true for the European release as well."

- "As far as ordering directly from Deep Silver, yes, you can do this but it will still go through the Steam activation process. You can get to the shop here: [1]http://ww.risen2-shop.com/ (yes, it is only ww… instead of www…"
I ran into a redirection problem when I tried that URL (two different browsers failed with an error, wget failed with: "20 redirections exceeded.", looks like a server problem to me. I was then given a more direct URL…

- http://deepsilverus.nexway.com/qte.h…Page_Risen2_US
Which gets me to the US order page where the Risen 2 download price is $49.99 with delivery on 27/04/2012 (I thought it was to be 25/05/2012, and have just asked for a confirmation), and a "PROMOTIONS" item (presumably the pre-game DLC) is available immediately for $0.00.
No us boxed copies and steam on 04-27-12

JDR13 April 6th, 2012 21:22

I think it was because those damn Europeans complained that we shouldn't be getting it 3 days before them. ;)

redman5427 April 6th, 2012 21:27

Lol!

I checked green man gaming and they are showing same date :wall:

DPB April 6th, 2012 21:55

Well, GMG are based in London, plus all they're doing is selling you a key to enter into Steam.

Couchpotato April 6th, 2012 22:03

Well here is what I found-

Risen 2: Dark Waters will be released on April 27th, 2012 for PC in Europe and North America. May 22nd, 2012 for Xbox 360, and PS3 in North America and on May 25th, 2012 for Xbox 360 and PS3 in Europe.

Easy answer is there is no boxed pc version that I can find. So a digital releases on the same day makes sense.

txa1265 April 7th, 2012 19:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by DPB (Post 1061137029)
Well, GMG are based in London, plus all they're doing is selling you a key to enter into Steam.

I just love how often GMG get us a sale on pre-orders of 20%, better than just about anywhere … that is how I did Deus Ex: HR as well.

JonNik April 7th, 2012 19:46

Yeah, pissed as I was about the whole not available hardcopy and preorder DLC, 36 euros (that I payed at GMG) is pretty reasonable so I had to give in :)

I know I am going to like the game after all ;)

Not to mention that with all the cash I have forked out the last couple of days in Kickstarters it felt petty not preordering a PB game after the hundreds of hours of enjoyment I owe these guys…

If this one turns out to suck in the end though… :whip:

Edit: Btw, the email from GMG mentions a voucher for Risen Isle bonus (the DLC I guess) to be used during checkout… Is there a checking out step in activating a Steam game via the key they will send me on release ? (never done it before)

txa1265 April 7th, 2012 20:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonNik (Post 1061137171)
Edit: Btw, the email from GMG mentions a voucher for Risen Isle bonus (the DLC I guess) to be used during checkout… Is there a checking out step in activating a Steam game via the key they will send me on release ? (never done it before)

For myself, I got the Steam code in my order email, and I can use the 'Add Game' function on Steam to add it to my library, which will validate and activate the game and tie it to your account. It mentions 'bonus' in the email … so I only assume the DLC is included with the key. That has been my experience with games activated through Steam.

JonNik April 7th, 2012 21:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by txa1265 (Post 1061137176)
For myself, I got the Steam code in my order email, and I can use the 'Add Game' function on Steam to add it to my library, which will validate and activate the game and tie it to your account. It mentions 'bonus' in the email … so I only assume the DLC is included with the key. That has been my experience with games activated through Steam.

Hmm wait do you mean you bought Risen 2 from GMG or in general ? I got:

You have the following vouchers to use:

Quote:

Name Code Expiry
Risen 2 isle bonus xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx 2012-05-07 17:44:37

To use your voucher, make a note of this code and enter is as directed during checkout.
But that is obviously not the key (at least that is what steam is telling me) :S…

Edit: Well it expressly says that all keys will be made available on the unlock date for risen 2 on my account at GMG… We'll see what is the deal with that voucher then I guess unless someone else can chime in….

Thrasher April 7th, 2012 21:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061137033)
Easy answer is there is no boxed pc version that I can find. So a digital releases on the same day makes sense.

On the other thread I posted this link to a boxed version for the US:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007FMSH2O

It also has the May 22 release date.

sakichop April 7th, 2012 21:51

I had pre ordered a boxed version on amazon and it's now saying ship date is may 22nd. If true I will just cancel wait a couple more months and buy it in bargain bin or steam deal. They can lose the profits from my sale.

I hope i'm wrong but I'm not even sure i'll like risen 2. Not really happy about adding guns and pirate theme and wasn't impressed with the beta.

I was going to take a leap of faith but no hard copy for a month might be the nail in the coffin.

txa1265 April 7th, 2012 22:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonNik (Post 1061137178)
Edit: Well it expressly says that all keys will be made available on the unlock date for risen 2 on my account at GMG… We'll see what is the deal with that voucher then I guess unless someone else can chime in….

Yeah - seeing the same thing. So it appears the code in the email is simply the bonus and we will get the main code on release day. A little different for each publisher I suppose!

JonNik April 7th, 2012 22:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by txa1265 (Post 1061137185)
Yeah - seeing the same thing. So it appears the code in the email is simply the bonus and we will get the main code on release day. A little different for each publisher I suppose!

Seems like it. Placed a request for clarification just to be on the safe side.
Will post here when replied…

JDR13 April 7th, 2012 23:22

I thought about buying from GMG, but I want to be able to start playing at 12:00 am on the 27th, and GMG is known to be a little late emailing their keys sometimes.

JonNik April 10th, 2012 07:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by txa1265 (Post 1061137185)
A little different for each publisher I suppose!

GMG's reply to my query about the voucher:

Quote:

Hi,

The code we have given you in your order conformation is a voucher you can use of our site to get the DLC for free.

Just log into your GMG account using our website, add Risen 2 DLC to your basket and head over to your basket. Then type (or paste) the voucher into the voucher box and click use. This will bring the price to £0. Tick the box at the top of the page (once you have read the T&C's) and then click on 'Checkout' at the bottom of the page and you will receive the game into your account, so just use Capsule to download it.
Ok…


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