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  Sacred™ Citadel: Unite to Fight!
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11/22/2012
 


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22 November 2012 - Hampshire, UK/... Deep Silver today revealed new information about the co-op mode in Sacred Citadel and the possibility to ride mounts in battle.

With RPG elements, unique weapon combinations, mounts, a map with towns, a multitude of combat options and more aspects still to be revealed, Sacred Citadel offers an unparalleled depth in the genre of side-scrolling action brawlers.

While passing through the dense Monolith Forest, the three heroes are attacked by a horde of Grimmocs lying in wait. The Safiri Warrior rushes to the front, keeping the opponents at bay with his powerful swings, stringing his attacks together to create powerful combo chains. The Ancarian Ranger warily moves to the back of the combat area and disappears from sight while unleashing one arrow after the other at the confused Grimmocs. Whenever his companions lose too much of their life energy, the Khukuri Shaman comes to the rescue and restores their health.

In the co-op mode of Sacred Citadel, players must skillfully combine the abilities of their characters to hold out against the onrushing enemy hordes and to support each other. Players can choose between the Khukuri Shaman, the Ancarian Ranger and the Safiri Warrior and a yet-to-be-revealed secret character. Each of the four classes in Sacred Citadel possesses its own set of special attacks. The variation depends both on the experience level and the amount of power collected through the use of different combos.

With a hefty smash of his two-handed warhammer, the Warrior throws the Grimmoc rider out of his saddle on the tusked mount. The Shaman quickly seizes this opportunity and jumps on top of the creature to take the reins and steer it into the middle of the ongoing fray. Rapidly, the Shaman clears the battlefield of all foes using the devastating charging attacks of the bull mount.

In Sacred Citadel, the heroes will be able to snatch away different mounts from their enemies and use them and their varied special attacks for their own purposes. But beware, for as quickly as a player can make use of a mount, it can be taken away from him again!

The tusked bull mount, for example, can ram an attacker and whirl him into the air, as well as charge into a group of enemies and trample everything in his way. Besides mounts, Sacred Citadel also features war machines to ride on, adding even more variety to the multiplayer experience.

About Sacred Citadel:

The side-scrolling action brawler Sacred Citadel is 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.

Official Website: www.sacred-world.com

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Twitter: twitter.com/sacred_world

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.

Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including own brands like the critically acclaimed zombie action franchise Dead Island, action role-playing games from the Sacred world, successful adventures such as the Secret Files series and the role-playing realms of Risen. Deep Silver has announced upcoming highlights such as Sacred 3 and Dead Island Riptide. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 18 years of experience in the digital media distribution business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, Paradox Entertainment, Sega, Square Enix, Tecmo-Koei, THQ, and System 3 etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.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 at www.southend.se

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