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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
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
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.
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