The Sacred series has been a blast.  I have fond memories of playing through the game in co-op mode with my wife on the Xbox 360.  Well, Deep Silver has announced that they are bringing the series back this Summer on PCs and consoles!   Sacred 3 will continue on the same story arch, and will push the co-op game even further this time around.   We have a few screenshots and the video above, but let’s get into what’s new with Sacred 3:

Deep Silver revealed the first glimpse into Ancaria today with a new trailer for the upcoming third installment to the famed franchise, Sacred 3, which slashes its way to PC and consoles this summer. Sacred 3 takes players deep into the Ancarian fantasy realm, where they will need to band together if they are to have any hope of vanquishing the deadly tides of evil. Sacred 3 will be released this summer for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft as well as Windows PC, featuring incredibly immersive and engaging co-op gameplay.

“The paramount development goal for Sacred 3 has been to create a seamless online and offline co-op experience”, said Remy van Leeuwen, Brand Manager of Deep Silver. “By creating a game built around the central concept of co-op gameplay, we’re expanding the series to new audiences without compromising the rich lore and fantasy of the Sacred universe.”

Sacred 3 features classic arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash action centered around drop in, drop out cooperative multiplayer for both offline (2 players) and online (4 players) play. The game brings back fan-favorite characters such as the Seraphim, Ancarian, Khukuhru and the Safiri, and introduces a new character, Malakhim. Each character class features its own unique skills and weapons which can be upgraded to match the player’s very own combat style. Master the art of war and fight your way through enemy hordes and try to outshine your fellow companions on your way to become the greatest hero of all. Victory Is Ours. Glory is Mine.

It’s great to see this solid franchise returning – big thanks to Deep Silver!

Sacred 3 is slated for a summer release on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.