These are new to the Sacred universe and they enhance weapons with upgradeable and interchangeable augmentations, each with their own buffs and debuffs.
Some of these weapon spirits can "even take the form of previous characters from the Sacred franchise," according to the press release.
"The game brings back favorite characters such as the Seraphim, Ancarian, Khukuri and the Safiri, and introduces the aforementioned new character, Malakhim," says Deep Silver. "Each character class features its own unique skills and weapons that can be upgraded to match the player’s very own combat style. Master the art of war and fight through enemy hordes and try to outshine fellow companions on the way to become the greatest hero of all."
Co-operative multiplayer both offline (2 players) and online (4 players) is the focus of Sacred 3 which supports seamless drop-in/out sessions. Sacred 3 releases on PC August 5th with classic arcade hack 'n' slash.