There’s just something classic about beating the hell out of bad guys in a sidescroller and doing it with two other buddies in tow makes it all the better. Not just a throw away tie-in either Sacred Citadel will server as a prologue to the action RPG Sacred 3. Like all good beat’em ups these days Sacred Citadel will have RPG features to level up your class to do even more cranium damage. Check out the lovely art style in the reveal trailer below.
SacredTM Citadel: The new standard for side-scrolling brawlers
LARKSPUR, CA., – AUGUST 7, 2012 - Three warriors unite against an evil that threatens to enslave the once peaceful world of Ancaria. Lord Zane’s Ashen Empire has created an army of Grimmocs, modified Orc henchmen at war with the Seraphim. Only when these heroes unite and use their skills to support each other they will stand a chance!
Deep Silver today announced the side-scrolling action brawler Sacred Citadel, a new standalone title that is set in the rich universe of Sacred. Sacred Citadel will reinvent the familiar arcade feel of classic brawlers while setting a new standard for the future of side scrolling hack and slash games.
There are several playable character classes, such as the Safiri Warrior, the Ancarian Ranger and the Khukuri Shaman , each with a different skill set that can be further individualized through RPG features and collectible items. Each character will also have the ability to dual-wield two exchangeable weapons, use combo attacks and perform double jumps. All of which combines into a fluid and unique arcade game experience with sophisticated graphics and spectacular effects. The player will also be able to ride mounts, use war machines and spend his hard earned cash in towns all over the world of Sacred Citadel.
Sacred Citadel will also offer an engrossing multiplayer mode: as up to three players can join forces against their enemies in seamless drop-in/drop-out coop mode.
The events in Sacred Citadel will act as a prologue to the next chapter of the Sacred story and will unveil an intriguing secret about the Seraphim that will directly relate to the action RPG Sacred 3, currently in development by keen games and to be released in 2013.
Sacred Citadel will be out in 2013 as a digital download title for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system through PLAYSTATION®Network, through Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and through Steam and other ESD partners.
Sacred Citadel is being developed by Southend Interactive.
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 visitwww.deepsilver.com. About Southend Interactive
Founded in 1998, Southend Interactive has been providing the video gaming community with the absolute best in digital entertainment for 15 years. We are specialized in high-end console, PC, and mobile games development. Over the years, we have fortified our expertise in numerous gaming platforms across multiple genres. Southend is based in Malmö, Sweden and has, since 2005, been a subsidiary of Tactel AB, www.tactel.se, one of the world’s leading independent developers of mobile applications. Read more atwww.southend.se