Sacred Citadel Turns The RPG Series Into A Side-Scrolling Beat-em-up

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Deep Silver have announced a spin-off of their Sacred series of role-playing games, titled Sacred Citadel. Unlike the regular Sacred games, Sacred Citadel is a side-scrolling beat-em-up with co-op for up to three players. You can watch a trailer for it below:

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Sacred Citadel lets you play as the Safiri Warrior, the Ancarian Ranger, and the Khukuri Shaman. Each one will have their own skills, and can be further customized through items and RPG-like features.


Sacred Citadel will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as a download game in early 2013. It ties in to Sacred 3, which is scheduled for release in 2013 as well.

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