Deep Silver announced two new projects in the Sacred RPG series today.
First is the one we know least about: Sacred 3. The action RPG is currently in development and will be released in 2013.
The second game, Sacred Citadel, is a PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and PC download release. The game will act as a prologue to Sacred 3, revealing a secret about the Seraphim directly related to the sequel. A side-scrolling action brawler, it aims to reinvent the familiar arcade feel of classic brawlers, while at the same time “setting a new standard” for hack-and-slash games.
The game offers seven playable character classes, including the Safiri Warrior, the Ancarian Ranger and the Khukuri Shaman, each with their own unique set of skills, which can be customized through “RPG features and collectible items.” Each character can dual-wield two exchangeable weapons, perform combos and double jumps, ride mounts, use war machines, and spend money in towns.
A three-player multiplayer mode will allow players to join forces in what Deep Silver describes as “seamless drop-in / drop-out co-op.”
Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.