5 December 2012 - Hampshire, UK/... Three warriors stand against the evil Ashen Empire – one of them is the charming but iron-willed Khukuri Shaman.
Fierce Grimmoc warriors have almost brought the companions to their knees. The Safiri Warrior is overwhelmed by the sheer number of onrushing fighters, and his health is rapidly decreasing. In comes the Khukuri Shaman – quickly, she casts a spell to heal her party members. To counter the overpowering Grimmoc horde, she then rushes into battle to deal out crackling energy bolts with her magic wand.
Deep Silver today revealed details about the second of the four character classes from the upcoming side-scrolling action brawler Sacred Citadel. Unlike the Safiri Warrior, the Khukuri Shaman is not one to fight in the front line of a battle, but she has other, more bewitching ways of influencing her opponents. As a Shaman, she can cause buff effects on herself, the whole group, and even the enemy! She can heal her companions, strengthen the group's attack skills, or even curse their enemies in order to blow them up. The Shaman represents the healer class in Sacred Citadel and adds an important tactical element to the co-op focus of the game.
Coming from the Aeshema Mountains, the race of the Khukuri has lived in seclusion for many centuries. Their home is a land of ice and wind, located in the northwest of Ancaria. But now the gods have ceased to communicate with the Khukuri, and their scouts speak of evil in the lowlands that will also endanger their remote homeland in the near future. Hence, the Khukuri head out into foreign lands to discover what has caused their gods to fall silent.
Watch the Khukuri Shaman in action here: http://youtu.be/hoEcwYj1FgM
Sacred Citadel will be released in 2013. Sacred 3 is also already in development.
About Sacred Citadel:
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
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
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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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