Scheduled release date:
August 26, 2014
Deep Silver
Keen Games
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Release Date:
August 26, 2014

If you recall the likes of Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath with a particular fondness, you miss the dungeon-crawlers of old. That’s why Deep Silver has a tonic to sate your desire: It’s the follow-up to the somewhat flawed yet still entertaining Sacred 2: Fallen Angel , simply called Sacred 3 . To complement the upcoming game’s release, developer Southend Interactive will deliver Sacred Citadel , a side-scrolling brawler that will act as a sequel.

As for Sacred 3 , it’ll boast that nonstop action/RPG fun that so many of us still enjoy. The story is basically a footnote when it comes to such adventures, but for the sake of creating a complete preview, I’m compelled to offer the baseline information. The Seraphim have guarded the legendary “Heart of Ancaria” for centuries but over time, the people have forgotten these divine guardians. In their absence, the ruler of the Ashen Empire, Lord Zane, has sided with Demons, and he’s attempting to open the gates of hell. If he obtains the Heart of Ancaria, all hope is lost.

But really, we’re not going to care much about the narrative. Here’s hoping it’s at least mildly interesting but for the most part, fans of this genre aren’t counting on a gripping, memorable storyline. They are counting on some fast-paced hack ‘n slash entertainment with robust role-playing depth, and plenty of longevity due to distinct classes and fresh cooperative options. New classes include the powerful Safiri Warrior and the Ancarian Lancer, and each class will have a bevy of passive and active skills that will give them the advantage in battle.