Today has been a busy day for Deep Silver, after revealing the first details about Dead Island Riptide, they have followed that up by announcing the first details of Sacred 3. They say that whoever possesses the Heart of Ancaria will decide the fate of the world. Zane Ashen, ruler of the corrupt Ashen Empire, will do everything in his power to obtain the Heart; however, the Seraphim have hidden it away in a secure and secret place. Only when a group of heroes combine their powers to oppose Zane Ashen’s reign of terror does the world have a chance of escaping utter destruction.
Up to four players can join the battle against the Ashen Empire in a unique and engaging co-op mode in which they will not only fight against the Imperial aggressors but also compete between each other in friendly rivalry. Are they as skilled as their friends in the use of their character’s talents? Can they surpass their companions’ accomplishments in battle?
Players can choose between several character classes – the Safiri Warrior and Ancarian Lancer being just two of these options. Each of these classes offers a specific skill set – players must choose their Combat Arts, perks and equipment wisely in order to stand a chance against the Ashen Empire.
The epic fight against Zane is set in a colorful and varied game world with rich mythology and diverse regions and climates. Many of the environments will be familiar from previous Sacred games, such as Castle Braverock, which now lies in ruins. Impressive bosses await the heroes along their journey – and fabled treasures, honor and experience are the reward for overcoming them!
Sacred 3 is in development at keen games and will be published for the PS3, 360, and PC and is currently scheduled for release sometime in 2013. The prelude to the story told in Sacred 3 can be experienced in the side scrolling action brawler Sacred Citadel, developed by Southend Interactive, that will also be available in 2013 for PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam and through other digital partners.