Deep Silver, makers of the award winning free-to-upgrade mobile game, Horse Life, has revealed that its upcoming second release, Risen, is now set to be available for iOS and Android tablets worldwide on Friday, October 16th. In case you missed it, Risen is the spiritual sequel of the hit social networking game titled Horse Life. Both games are designed around the "lone wolf" concept, wherein the player assumes the role of a horse trainer and leader of his own stable. As in the first game, players interact with hundreds of other players round the clock, seeking to find their own farm and survive off the bites of dangerous animals as they traverse the open landscape.
The new Risen gameplay is definitely not a drop-dead gorgeous recreation of its predecessors, but it does retain the addictive gameplay of the original in a fresh, more modern version. With the many challenges and tasks still present in Horse Life, players will need to use their wits and critical thinking skills to keep their balance between raising their faithful horses and ensuring that hungry predators don't occupy their stable too early. On the other hand, players who choose to play Risen on the Wii will also be faced with another big challenge: mastering the various challenges and obstacles that can only be mastered by using their own horses. While the graphics may have improved, the horse movements still retain the charm that made the original versions so addictive.
Deep Silver has elected to retain the challenging elements present in the original game while revamping the game mechanics slightly to make the player's experience more challenging and rewarding. One of these mechanics is the ability to change your horse's appearance at different times of the game through a series of four distinct wardrobe changes, each with a distinctly different visual aesthetic that can help you differentiate your horse from all the rest. Another change is the control scheme itself, where the keyboard controls now appear on the Wii controller console, allowing for more precise movement. Lastly, there is an all new Career mode, which sees you take on the role of a dairy farmer in order to grow and prepare the world's most precious milk, earning both accolades and money along the way. The changes may not be huge, but they do make Horse Life a much more rewarding game to play than the original.