Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action RPG / Release: Nov 11, 2008 / ESRB: M

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Sacred 2 PC Expansion Still in the Works

In the wake of Kalypso's purchase of a "majority of licenses and assets" from bankrupt developer Ascaron and creation of a new studio with 15 of its former staffers, Ascaron has confirmed that it is still at work on the PC expansion for its action-RPG Sacred 2.

"In a nutshell, the Addon is not affected by anything and will come as planned," Ascaron's Anca Adelina Finta wrote on the company's forums after the license deal was revealed in early June. The news was overlooked by many due to the chaos of E3, with Kalypso's recent naming of the new studio bringing the details to light. Read more »

"Haha this game is awesome. Its one of the most addictive experiences I've had on the xbox 360. ..."
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Sacred 2 Trailer Highlights Console Co-op Crawling

Cooperative hack-and-slash action comes to consoles next week with Ascaron's Diablo-esque title Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. For those interested in the prospect, the console versions of the fantasy game's multiplayer mode support up to four players online and two offline.

Sacred 2 is already out on PC, with a free demo to try. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions ship May 12. Read more »

"Did I play the wrong demo a while back? I remember it being much crappier than that. "
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Sacred Developer Ascaron Files for Bankruptcy, Currently in Takeover Talks

European publisher and Sacred series developer Ascaron Entertainment has filed for bankruptcy protection and is now in "negotiations with several well-known interested parties to discuss a positive takeover," the company has revealed.

"After four years developing Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, an extended development delay made it necessary for Ascaron to go into administration," it explained, noting that its development team is currently working on a Sacred 2 PC expansion and Sacred 3. Read more »

"BTW valcan_s , why You replying on everyones post? That is your job or something??? Who do you ..."
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Sacred 2 Gone Gold for Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 version of Ascaron Entertainment's Sacred 2: Fallen Angel has gone gold and will be released on May 12, publisher cdv Software has announced.

The multiplayer-toting action RPG, released on PC last November, features a massive open world to traverse riding mounts, pummelling native fantastical monsters for loot. Read more »

"I just bought Sacred I, how in the crap do you change the controls? Developers who won't let ..."
- ChillNight    See all 23 comments


Sacred 2 Trailer: The Intro, Part Three

Publisher cdv today wrapped up its three-part "Introduction to Ancaria" video series for Ascaron's action-RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, which hits PC next Tuesday, November 11, followed by PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions on February 17, 2009.

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"I'd be interested to know their budget is on this compared to blizzards CG clips."
- Xenotu    See all 8 comments


Sacred 2 DRM Encourages Sharing with 'Try Before You Buy' Program

Owners of Ascaron's PC action-RPG Sacred 2--due in North America on November 11--will be able to share the full game with friends and family for one calendar day.

Copies purchased via retail and digital download will both sport the functionality, which allows recipients to access the full game in both LAN and single-player modes, but locks off online multiplayer component. After that one day, those players will be able to unlock the game through an online purchase. Read more »

"It's like the reverse of Blizzard's spawning system. Either way is excellent, you just have to ..."
- antareus    See all 37 comments


Sacred 2 Trailer Heads Into Battle

A pre-rendered trailer has arrived for Ascaron Entertainment's Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (PC, 360, PS3), showing a slew of heroes taking on a skeletal army using a mix of futuristic weaponry and fantastic magic.

The PC version of the action-RPG has gone gold and is due to arrive November 11, but the Xbox 360 and PlayStation iterations will have to wait for February 17 of next year. For those who dislike waiting, a PC demo is available now on FileShack. Read more »

"The engine and art are beautiful. But the actual characters were a big turnoff to me. The ..."
- johnny rotten    See all 33 comments


Sacred 2 Gold for North America

cdv Software, the North American publisher of Ascaron Entertainment's Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, has announced that the PC version of the game has gone gold.

The action-RPG had been delayed a couple times in its development, but the finished product features cooperative play and the demo is available now on FileShack. Read more »

"The one real difference that needs to be made in the US version is to the save system--there ..."
- Cherub    See all 18 comments


Sacred 2 Hits PC November 11, Consoles Feb. 17

Atari has announced that it will distribute Ascaron Entertainment's Sacred 2: Fallen Angel in North America, with the PC version slated to arrive on November 11, followed by PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 iterations on February 17, 2009.

The oft-delayed multiplayer-oriented action-RPG was originally slated to hit retailers in early 2008, but was later delayed into September so that the team could "realize all the development plans." Both the console and PC releases will sport online co-op, with the console versions also packing offline two-player co-op. Read more »

"What is with all the pixel junk in those screenies? It really looks that ugly?"
- StriderNL    See all 19 comments


Sacred 2: Fallen Angel PC Demo Released

A demo is now available for the PC version of Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, the action RPG from Ascaron Entertainment.The 1.71GB download includes several quests, one of the game's six player characters, and the game's High Elf region.

Sacred 2: Fall Angel will be released this November for the PC, with PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ports following in 2009.

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"I am playing through the demo again on silver difficulty and its even more fun. I love this ..."
- Lightzout    See all 32 comments


Sacred 2 Coming to PlayStation 3 This Fall

German developer Ascaron Entertainment today announced the development of a PlayStation 3 edition of its upcoming multiplayer-oriented RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. Screenshots of the new version were also provided.

Sacred 2's PS3 incarnation joins the previously announced PC and Xbox 360 versions of the title. In addition to online multiplayer modes via Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, Sacred 2 also features shared-screen cooperative play for two players on the same console. Read more »

"I really enjoyed the original Sacred (never managed to get my hands on the expansion pack) for a ..."
- Majuju    See all 8 comments


Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Delayed Until September

The release of Ascaron Entertainment's multiplayer-oriented action-RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel has been delayed until September 2008. In development for both PC and Xbox 360, the game was previously set to hit stores in the first quarter of 2008.

"An extension of the development process was necessary in order to ensure that we realize all the development plans and ship both PC and Xbox 360 versions with the best possible quality and stability," Ascaron wrote on the game's official site. Read more »

"Many of these shots actually remind me of soul reaver :( I miss that series."
- spazzium    See all 5 comments


Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Preview

Over at GameSpot you can find a Sacred 2: Fallen Angel preview, offering impressions of the Xbox 360 and PC builds of the action RPG sequel.

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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Q&A

Head over to GameBanshee if you want to know more about Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. Creative director Hans-Arno Wegner is asked about the team's primary design goals for the game, character creation, new environments, and differences between the PC and Xbox 360 builds.

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Sacred 2 Q&A

There's a Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Q&A on Killer Betties, asking project lead Peter Kullgard about the action RPG sequel.

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