Sacred 3 - All News
Wednesday - February 19, 2014
Sacred 3 - Release Date Announced
Deep Silver sent a press release today with information that Sacred 3 will be releasing in Summer 2014, and included a new trailer to go along with the news.
Sacred 3 Delivers Action-filled Fantasy In Summer 2014
Reveal Trailer Sets The Tone For Arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash Gameplay
Deep Silver today announced that the next installment of the famed Sacred franchise, Sacred 3, will release on consoles and PC this summer. Sacred 3 takes players back into the fantasy realms of Ancaria, where they will need to band together in the hope of vanquishing the deadly tides of evil. Sacred 3 will be released for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft as well as Windows PC.
“The paramount development goal for Sacred 3 has been to create a seamless online and offline co-op experience”, said Remy van Leeuwen, Brand Manager of Deep Silver. “By creating a game built around the central concept of co-op gameplay, we’re expanding the series to new audiences without compromising the rich lore and fantasy of the Sacred universe.”
Sacred 3 features classic arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash action centered around drop in, drop out cooperative multiplayer for both offline (2 players) and online (4 players) play. The game brings back fan-favourite characters such as the Seraphim, Ancarian, Khukuhru and the Safiri, as well as introduces a new character, Malakhim. Each character class features its own unique skills and weapons which can be upgraded to match the player’s very own combat style. As they master the art of war, players will fight their way through enemy hordes and try to outshine their fellow companions on their way to become the greatest hero of all. The inclusion of mission stats and online leaderboards will continue to drive competition both locally and online. Victory Is Ours. Glory is Mine.
Thursday - September 06, 2012
Sacred 3 - Previews
Here are two previews of the recently announced Sacred 3.
Since Deep Silver bought the license to the Sacred series from former developer Ascaron Entertainment, they basically went back to the drawing board for the next installment. With new developer Keen Games at the helm, you can think of Sacred 3 as a sort of franchise reboot, albeit one that returns to the high-fantasy realm of Ancaria and may involve some familiar characters and kingdoms. Most everything else has been stripped down and rebuilt as a more action-oriented console-friendly hack-and-slash.
The action RPG can be played cooperatively with up to four players. The Safiri Berserker (a ripped beast of a man) and the Ancarian Lancer (a scantily clad pixelated wet dream) character classes were showcased. The two playing showed off the benefit of using character classes with complimentary skill sets as the Lancer stunned groups of enemies and, when timed correctly, the Berserker wreaked havoc as it charged through them. Often this combo instantly destroyed enemies or, when travelling an area on narrow paths, knocked them off to their deaths.
Saturday - September 01, 2012
Sacred 3 - Announced Officially
Deep Silver let us know, via GameBanshee, that Sacred 3 now has been officially announced. A quote from the press release - courtesy of Gamebanshee.
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.
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Friday - August 31, 2012
Sacred 3 - Preview @ Xbox360 Achievements
There was a ban on reporting on Sacred 3 until Pax and so the first previews will show up these days with one of the first being Xbox360 Achievements.
Showing off the combat, Toplansky states that button mashing is a possibility, but when things get hectic that simply won’t cut it. Players have a range of Combat Arts that can swing the tide of battle and clever players will quickly learn to chain them together with friends for massive damage. “We wanted to create a deeper experience so that players are discovering nuances dozens of hours into the game,” Toplansky states, as a foolhardy opponent is cleaved in two. “To do this we wanted more action rather than pure numbers, so it puts that sense of interest and control back into players hands.” The series certainly seems to have stepped away from the statistic driven end of the RPG spectrum and instead has a more action orientated approach. The reason for this, according to Toplansky is down to giving players a sense of reward. “There is a fleeting sense of reward for, say, getting a new item. I’m going to take that new +6 sword into battle and see that the damage numbers have gone from 200 to 206. Wow, bravo to me right?” Instead they want players to spend time learning the nuances of the game itself rather than scrounging for slightly better weapons.
Friday - August 21, 2009
Sacred 3 - Koch Media Announces Sacred 3
This is just a dummy newsbit for DB purposes. You can find the details in the accompanying Koch Media newsbit.