Deep Silver today revealed the first details about the upcoming Sacred 3, the next instalment in the popular series set in the rich and detailed world of Sacred. Promising to deliver an addictive action-based role-playing game (ARPG) experience with accessible yet sophisticated gameplay, Sacred 3 will launch in 2013.
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 co-operative 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 colourful and varied game world with rich mythology and diverse regions and climates. Many of the areas to explore will be familiar from previous Sacred videogames, such as Castle Braverock, which now lies in ruins. Impressive bosses await the heroes along their journey – and fabled treasures, honour and experience are the reward for overcoming them.
Sacred 3 is in development at keen games and will be published for the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and Windows PC 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, that will also be available in 2013 for PlayStation Network, through Xbox LIVE Arcade, on Steam and through other digital partners. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on the Sacred franchise, including previews of both Sacred 3 and Sacred Citadel coming soon.