We've known that Sacred 3 was in development at Keen Games for awhile now, but it wasn't until a few minutes ago that Deep Silver hit us with an official press release announcing its existence, as well as the first five screenshots and a piece of artwork from the multi-platform action RPG threequel. Read on, champions of Ancaria:
Deep Silver reveals Sacred™ 3
Return to the World of Sacred With the Next Installment
LARKSPUR, CA – AUGUST 31, 2012 -- Deep Silver today revealed the first details about the upcoming Action RPG Sacred™ 3, the next installment in the popular series set in the rich and detailed world of Sacred.
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 an addictive action experience with accessible yet sophisticated gameplay.
Sacred 3 is in development at keen games and will be published for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. It is planned for release 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.
Official Website: www.sacred-world.com
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 100 games worldwide since 2003 including the #1 best-selling zombie action thriller, Dead Island™. Deep Silver, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH. For more information, please visit www.deepsilver.com.
About keen games
keen games is one of the leading independent video game developers in Germany. The Frankfurt based company is run by veterans of game development having successfully developed games for over 17 years. With keen games proprietary Multi-Platform Engine & Tools the company has developed games for nearly all past and all current generation consoles and platforms. The award winning games created by keen games stand out for their high accessibility and their deep gameplay. www.keengames.com