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Sacred 3 brings hack 'n' slash combat to PS3 on Aug. 26

Sacred 3, the third iteration of the action role-playing series from Keen Games, is coming to PlayStation 3 on Aug. 26 following a short delay, publisher Deep Silver announced on the PlayStation blog. The game, which was first announced in 2012, was initially scheduled to launch on PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC last year. Sacred 3 was planned as a direct follow-up to the side-scrolling action brawler Sacred Citadel which was released to PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam in 2013. PlayStation released new footage of the game this week showing in-game hack 'n' slash combat and drop-in co-op play. Sacred 3 is available for pre-order starting this week.

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Sacred 3 delayed until summer 2014

The launch of role-playing game Sacred 3 is being delayed until summer 2014, publisher Deep Silver revealed today in a new trailer for the Keen Games developed release. The third iteration of the series was first announced in 2012 for a release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC sometime in 2013. The game was planned as a direct follow up to its side-scrolling action brawler Sacred Citadel, described by the publisher as a "prelude to the story told in Sacred 3," which launched in 2013 for PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam. Polygon has reached out to Deep Silver for details on the game's delay. We will update when more information becomes availble.

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Microsoft announces Play to Earn program for Xbox Live Rewards

Microsoft announced today its new Play to Earn program for Xbox Live Rewards, MyPunchcard, scheduled to launch April 1. Throughout April, Xbox Live users who play arcade titles and add to their game collection will earn rewards. By blacking out all three Arcade Punchcards, users will be guaranteed a spot in upcoming VIP exclusives. There are three ways to earn rewards over the coming month: Play 20 hours of any combination of arcade games, receive a free avatar item Purchase any four arcade games for 400 Microsoft Points or more from Xbox LIVE, receive a one month Xbox LIVE Gold membership Spend 3200 Microsoft Points on arcade games, receive 800 Microsoft Points in return. This April will see the launch of six new arcade titles: BattleBlock Theater, Double Dragon II, Motocross...

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Sacred Citadel character featurette introduces the Ancarian Ranger

The third of four character classes for Sacred Citadel, Deep Silver's side-scrolling brawler, was revealed during a trailer posted today. The Ancarian Ranger is a long-range attacker who fights primarily with a bow and traps to ensnare different enemies. Previously revealed classes include the warrior and shaman. Check out the trailer above to watch the Ancarian Ranger in action. Sacred Citadel is set within the same universe as action role-playing series Sacred. The brawler acts as a prologue to Sacred 3, which is scheduled for release in 2013. Sacred Citadel is expected to release later this year for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam for Windows PC.

Sacred Citadel Releases
North America
  • Xbox Live Arcade
    • Released 04/17/2013
    • Publisher Deep Silver
    • Developer SouthEnd Interactive
  • PlayStation Network
    • Released 04/16/2013
    • Publisher Deep Silver
    • Developer SouthEnd Interactive
  • Windows
    • Released 04/17/2013
    • Publisher Deep Silver
    • Developer SouthEnd Interactive
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