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New Sacred 3 gameplay trailer introduces fresh combat features

Take a closer look at how Weapon Spirits work in Deep Silver’s action RPG sequel

Sacred 3 will introduce Weapon Spirits to the world of Ancaria. These are more than just weapon modifies, they will help the player to level their heroes and make their equipped weapons deadlier than ever. These mysterious spirits (some of which are based on characters from older Sacred games) come in all shapes and sizes with many different powers to make for the perfect companion during the player’s battle through Ancaria. Weapon Spirits will enable players to increase critical hit rates, hamper enemy movement, regain health, provide essential support attributes as well as a multitude of other unique perks!

Let me jump quickly into an example of how these Weapon Spirits will specifically work in the game. One of the first Weapon Spirits that players will encounter is the Battle Mage. Using him, you will get less energy from orbs (found across Ancaria, containing health or energy to do special attacks) but you also have a 20% chance to trigger a Chain Lightning effect that hits four additional enemies for half your normal damage. What better way to wipe waves of enemies quickly?

Another way of effectively using Weapon Spirits is by building your co-op team and combine their abilities. A good combination is using the Possessed Human alongside the Dragon (yes, a dragon’s weapon spirit can be found in the game, you might even come across a drunk vampire!). The Dragon can create an energy shield during some attacks, but regular attacks cost energy.

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If another player has the Possessed Human equipped and picks up energy orbs, the spirit will actually give more energy to team members but less so to himself. Both can make for an incredibly strong support character (like the long-range Khukuri) helping an attack character (such as a Seraphim) to stay in battle longer with an often present shield and without totally depleting their energy!

Weapon Spirits can be leveled individually, and their powers can be leveraged by a single player or the entire team, offline and online, throughout the entire game. They create a whole new level of depth and character customization in the Sacred universe that we really hope all of our fans will enjoy!

Pre-order Sacred 3 now and receive the exclusive weapon spirit Z4ngr13f, a former Sacred-player that got sucked into the world of Ancaria, for free!

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ill_amazer 27 May, 2014 @ 3:37 pm   1

Does this support local multiplayer?

 

Did someone actually think “Z4ngr13f” was cool ?

     
    StevenJamesHyde 27 May, 2014 @ 3:55 pm    

    Sounds more like an online banking password than a weapon

 
Martingutten 27 May, 2014 @ 3:51 pm   3

Would have gotten this if it was on PS4 – but will pass as it is on PS3.

 
Terrordactyl 27 May, 2014 @ 6:11 pm   4

Whilst I enjoyed Sacred 2…….on PS3 it was very buggy and never got patched. After sales care for the game was terrible, including the expansion never coming to PS3.

Is it likely to be any better with Sacred 3?

     
    Viper7 3 June, 2014 @ 7:32 am    

    Well considering the fact that Sacred2 on Ps3 was more or less a port, and the studio that developed it ran in to financial troubles so id say very likely.

    Just the fact that it’s not a port of a already very buggy PC game should guarantee far better performance and far less bugs. Assuming that they haven’t rushed the game. As for additional content, guess it depends on the sales.

 
Syph33r 27 May, 2014 @ 6:26 pm   5

Haven’t played a Sacred game since the first on PC :) So i’ll definitely keep an eye on this.

 
LieutenantFatman 27 May, 2014 @ 8:12 pm   6

Looks good, will there be a PS4 version in the future?

 
w1th0utnam3 27 May, 2014 @ 8:44 pm   7

PS4 version please!

 
DavisonACT 27 May, 2014 @ 10:27 pm   8

Yes – PS4 version with the Vita able to act as a controller for local co-op player 2 and be on a different part of the screen – if Spelunky can do it why not major titles like this?

 
Gameguardian 28 May, 2014 @ 8:04 am   9

Haha, just because it isn’t on PS 4, you won’t buy or try it? What a truly stupid reason not to get this game!! I can’t believe some people really, be happy they make it in the first place. What’s the point of complaining about something like that? Get something else for PS 4 in that case, and just accept that it’s on PS 3, or go play other games and please stop posting ignorant comments.

As for me I’m totally hyped, seeing as Ioved Sacred 2, although it wasn’t a masterpiece of gameplay. I’m really looking forward to this!

     
    AlucardTepes_DE 28 May, 2014 @ 11:44 pm    

    They probably missed the news from Sony related to ps3, before ps4 was released.
    At some point you could read: “(…) We will keep supporting ps3 with brand new titles has well even after ps4 gets released (…) “

 
procion 28 May, 2014 @ 10:50 am   10

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