The hack and slash role-playing action of the Sacred franchise returns this summer with the latest entry in the series, Sacred 3.

According to developer Deep Silver, Sacred 3 has been designed with an eye toward co-operative play, both online and off. This allows the game to attract new players who may be on the fence about yet another action-roleplaying game without "compromising the rich lore and fantasy of the Sacred universe."

Sacred 3 sees the return of the Seraphim, Khukuhru, Safiri and Ancarian character classes alongside the debut of the
Malakhim. As in all Sacred entries, each character class offers a unique swath of skills and special abilities that can be customized to suit an individual's playing style.

So far no firm release date has been revealed for Sacred 3, but to keep us occupied in the meantime, Deep Silver has served up the introductory trailer you see above.
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SACRED 3 DELIVERING ACTION-FILLED FANTASY TO CONSOLES AND PC THIS SUMMER

New Reveal Trailer Showcases Epic Arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash Gameplay

LARKSPUR, Calif., February 19, 2014 - Deep Silver revealed the first glimpse into Ancaria today with a new trailer for the upcoming third installment to the famed franchise, Sacred 3, which slashes its way to PC and consoles this summer. Sacred 3 takes players deep into the Ancarian fantasy realm, where they will need to band together if they are to have any hope of vanquishing the deadly tides of evil. Sacred 3 will be released this summer for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft as well as Windows PC, featuring incredibly immersive and engaging co-op gameplay.

“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-favorite characters such as the Seraphim, Ancarian, Khukuhru and the Safiri, and 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. Master the art of war and fight your way through enemy hordes and try to outshine your fellow companions on your way to become the greatest hero of all. Victory Is Ours. Glory is Mine.

See the reveal trailer: http://youtu.be/8yu0xuNtMVY.

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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 200 games worldwide since 2003, including the best-selling zombie action Dead Island™ franchise, the critically-acclaimed Metro™: Last Light and the smash hit action adventure Saints Row IV™. Deep Silver is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH, and includes the renowned development studio Deep Silver Volition, based in Champaign, IL. For more information, please visit www.deepsilver.com or follow us on twitter at @deepsilver.

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