Sacred™ Citadel: The unyielding Ancarian Ranger – a rapidly ranged arrow acrobat

6 February 2013 - Hampshire, UK/... Three warriors stand against the evil Ashen Empire – one of them is the resilient Ancarian Ranger.

While the action is moving back and forth on the battlefield, no side seems to get the upper hand. That lasts until a group of fierce flying beasts swoop down on our three heroes from the high cliffs. The Khukuri Shaman cannot evade this attack and gets hit by one of the spikes, flung by one the beasts. The fluttering wings of these insects creates a terrible noise on the battleground. The Ancarian Ranger silently draws his bow, takes aim and rapidly launches his shots against these winged enemies, taking them down quickly.

Deep Silver today revealed details about the third of the four character classes from the upcoming side-scrolling action brawler Sacred Citadel. The Ancarian represents the Ranger class in the group, dealing damage to enemies through ranged attacks with his malicious bow. His skills enable him to shoot off an arrow into the air that will wreak havoc among his enemies, raining fire down on them. But the Ranger is also a cunning gadgeteer, prolific in the creation of contraptions. His enemies will definitely be surprised by his ingenious trap box!

Although its glory has faded, the nation of Ancaria is still the dominant power in the world. No other nation can compete against the Ashen Empire, no other army can stand against the power of the Grimmoc forces.

Watch the video of the Ancarian Ranger in action here:

UK:  http://youtu.be/RlrXvAVrX0I

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

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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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