In the realm of Diablo clones there are few games I enjoy quite as much as Diablo itself. The Sacred series is right up there, and today we're getting our first look at Sacred 3.
The world of Ancaria is far from perfect but I love it, from the brutal difficulty of the first game to the general glitchiness of the second. In this third instalment, announced way back in 2010, the powerful Heart of Ancaria is up for grabs, and the player must stop the CW teen drama-named Zane Ashen, ruler of the corrupt Ashen Empire, from getting his hands on it. Oh that Zane. He's so... you know.
Up to four friends will be able to team up in the fight against Zane, competing and cooperating at the same time. It's one of the joys of Sacred — you want your companions to succeed; you just want to succeed more.
Sacred 3 is under development at Germany's Keen Games, the folks behind Legend of Kay and Anno 1701. It's planned for release in 2013 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. I shall be there when it arrives, ready to kick Zane's Ashen arse.