Sacred Citadel gives a nod to classic side-scrollers with a variety of beasts prepared to bear you into combat.
You can see one of the new mounts in the screens below; we don’t know much about this tusked bull creature except that it is ridden into battle by Grimmocs – until a player knocks one out of the saddle and takes the reins. This turn of events can, of course, be reversed.
The tusked bull can ram enemies to send them into the air, or charge groups for are of effect attacks. Deep Silver promises there are more mounts to be revealed, including war machines .
Sacred Citadel contains four classes – the hulking Safiri Warrior, stealthy Ancarian Ranger, healing Kukuri Shaman, and one yet to be revealed. Each class has its own unique attacks, and which are available depends on character level and power accumulated through combo use. It boasts drop-in, drop-out three-player co-op, an overmap with towns and vendors, the chance to dual-wield exchangeable weapons and double jumps.
Sacred Citadel is due in 2013 through Steam, various other PC digital distributors, the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. It isn’t the only new title in the RPG series; Sacred 3 is also in the works. Sacred Citadel’s plot will reveal a secret about the Seraphim which will directly tie in with Sacred 3’s plot.