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Sacred

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Adventure

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'Sacred' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 9:01 a.m. PST

In this action-oriented RPG, play as one of six unique heroes – a brawling Gladiator, an angelic Seraphim, the arrow-slinging Wood Elf, the mysterious Dark Elf assassin, the wizened Battle Mage or a bloodthirsty Vampiress – and take up an epic quest to save the kingdom of Ancaria from both a renegade demon’s wrath, as well as political intrigue behind the throne. Your quest will take you through an enormous and densely populated world, spanning 30 main missions, as well as over 200 sub-quests plus bonus quests that can be performed in any order.

“Aligning ourselves with quality partners like Ascaron that deliver great content is at the core of our long-term business strategy,” says Michael Bell, Encore CEO. “We’re really excited about bringing the rich and action-packed world of Sacred to gamers.”

In addition to this huge gameplay world, Sacred features a unique tactical gameplay characteristic where your avatar can not only learn unique “combat arts”, but combine them into devastating single-click combo maneuvers with lethal effect. A “Smithing” system also enables players to individualize weapons and armor by forging them with upgrade items, rings or other weapons. Characters can also fight while riding horseback, using both magic and weapons at range and up close. While up to four players can engage in the campaign in multiplayer, Sacred also has a hack ‘n’ slash multiplayer mode, as well as player vs. player for up to 16 combatants via LAN or Internet.

Published for Windows® PC, Sacred should arrive on store shelves by the end of this week at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The game is rated "T" (for Teen) by the ESRB. For more information on the game, visit the website at www.sacred-game.com.


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