TopWare Reveals Their Secret E3 Title: Sacrilegium

TopWare Reveals Their Secret E3 Title: Sacrilegium

Rescuing the survival horror genre?

Written by Rebecca Smith (punkyliar) on 08 June 12 at 16:10

Survival-horror fans have been disappointed with E3 so far. With Dead Space 3 taking a new direction and Resident Evil 6 putting an increased emphasis on co-op play, things aren't looking too rosy for the traditional single-player thrill of survival. Enter Reality Pump Studios and their brand new IP, Sacrilegium, to be published by TopWare Interactive. The development team responsible for the Two Worlds RPG franchise is heading in a completely different direction in a bid to revive the ailing genre.

8/6/12 Logo


Players assume the role of Alex, a 20-year-old Californian college student. Not only is she smart, friendly and independent, she looks rather pretty too. Like all would-be adventurers, she keeps in shape through combat and self-defence training, and has a variety of martial arts moves that are bound to come in handy. Of course, her deadly arsenal of ranged weapons, from handguns to crossbows, would also help.

8/6/12 Concept Art 1

8/6/12 Concept Art 2


Our heroine and her friends find themselves on a journey across the globe, from the "foggy banks of San Francisco to the remotest corners of Europe". However, a dark curtain divides the safe modern world from the world of Sacrilegium, a world "beyond the known reality" where frequent encounters with a variety of dangerous creatures are part of the every day experience. The worst are the Moroi, modern vampires with almost cannibalistic tendencies. Alex must sacrifice herself to save her friends, but will she make it out alive without Sacrilegium corrupting her soul?

8/6/12 Concept Art 3

8/6/12 Concept Art 4


The game will use Reality Pump's new GRACE 2 game engine to render the characters and the locations. The basis for this engine was used to power Two Worlds II, but the studio has improved the engine to try and provide more lifelike images. Motion capture has managed to reproduce the movement of the body and detailed facial expressions.

8/6/12 Concept Art 5

8/6/12 Concept Art 6


If the concept art didn't give you enough of an idea about what to expect, check out these screenshots:

8/6/12 Screenshot 1

8/6/12 Screenshot 2

8/6/12 Screenshot 3

8/6/12 Screenshot 4

8/6/12 Screenshot 5

8/6/12 Screenshot 6

8/6/12 Screenshot 7

8/6/12 Screenshot 8

8/6/12 Screenshot 9

8/6/12 Screenshot 10


Sacrilegium is yet to get a confirmed release window, although some sites are suggesting a Q2 2013 release. We'll let you know when we hear more.
AuthorMessage
Cw Icecold
107,071
Cw Icecold - Interview about me readable in 2 weeks here on TA! Let's talk with Cw Icecold ;)
107,071 TrueAchievement Points303 posts
Last post: Today at 10:42
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:14
Looks realy good =D
KanjiKoka
195,230
KanjiKoka
Achievement Completion Percentage: 89.40% (Includes owned DLC) - 39 more achievements required to reach 90%Registered on 13 January 2010 (Year 2 - beta)1,729 posts
Last post: 16 Jun at 03:01
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:16
Hmmm....

Not enough yet to deem it a genre saver.
Job & A Social Life, achievements most gamers refuse to earn...therefore, their ratios are high.
Sly Strategist - Is anyone part of the Xbox Preview program?
229,153 TrueAchievement Points59 completed games(Includes owned DLC)724 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 12:12
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:16
Screens look impressive
ChewieOnIce
180,262
ChewieOnIce - How to be next levels of pure creamy amazingness by the TA dev team: My Game Collection Version 2.0
TrueAchievements NewshoundTrueAchievements Game Info Editor7,741 posts
Last post: Today at 00:16
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:16
Colour me intrigued
@ChewieOnIce | NewsHound | 'Please don't kill us.' 'Please don't make it so appealing'
alklein92201
268,526
alklein92201 - alklein92201 won 223 Achievements in 20 games, for a total of 6,623 TrueAchievement points (4,030 GamerScore).
Achievement Completion Percentage: 42.32% (Includes owned DLC) - 155 more achievements required to reach 43%TrueAchievements Game Info Editor8,484 posts
Last post: Today at 03:04
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:17
Looks like it should be good
Mr J Muffin
79,252
Mr J Muffin - I AM BACK FRIENDS. I HAVE ACQUIRED AN XBOX ONE.
13 completed games(Includes owned DLC)79,252 TrueAchievement Points395 posts
Last post: 04 Sep 14 at 02:23
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:21
Looks okay. But wish TopWare could have been BioWare and Sacrilegium could have been Dragon Age III. I'm still sad about that lol
XxSpazemxX
172,440
XxSpazemxX
Achievement Completion Percentage: 95.52% (Includes owned DLC) - 22 more achievements required to reach 96%TrueAchievements site super-promoter354 posts
Last post: 07 Oct 13 at 07:13
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:34
Holy shit, I think it looks awesome!
Aren't Thou Mad Brethren?
Bardan Jusik
190,600
Bardan Jusik - Is Thief worth playing now that it's free?
113 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Achievement Completion Percentage: 98.06% (Includes owned DLC) - 50 more achievements required to reach 99%203 posts
Last post: 04 Aug 14 at 02:28
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:35
KanjiKoka said:Hmmm....

Not enough yet to deem it a genre saver.
I agree with this man's sentiments. The last game I heard described as a "genre saver" for survival horror was Dead Island, and we all know how that turned out.
Long live LOST.
LORDOFDOOKIE69 - won 181 Achievements in 26 games, for a total of 5,149 TrueAchievement points (3,275 GamerScore).
Achievement Completion Percentage: 64.51% (Includes owned DLC) - 100 more achievements required to reach 65%138 completed games(Includes owned DLC)449 posts
Last post: 25 Jun at 00:09
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:42
Real survival horror is when you have limited ammo and don't know kung fu. The character seems overpowered already.
ChewieOnIce
180,262
ChewieOnIce - How to be next levels of pure creamy amazingness by the TA dev team: My Game Collection Version 2.0
TrueAchievements NewshoundTrueAchievements Game Info Editor7,741 posts
Last post: Today at 00:16
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:50
LORDOFDOOKIE69 said:Real survival horror is when you have limited ammo and don't know kung fu. The character seems overpowered already.Maybe he's only a brown belt and all the baddies are black belts
@ChewieOnIce | NewsHound | 'Please don't kill us.' 'Please don't make it so appealing'
TakeTheToast
324,531
TakeTheToast - Anybody heard how Xbox One will handle 360 dlc for their backwards compatibility?
221 completed games(Includes owned DLC)324,531 TrueAchievement Points552 posts
Last post: 27 Jun at 14:42
Posted on 08 June 12 at 16:54
The hell is a bike there for?
Don't judge my hobby when you just did nothing but get on Facebook all day.
zhoban
107,285
zhoban
107,285 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 48.35% (Includes owned DLC) - 48 more achievements required to reach 49%69 posts
Last post: 16 Apr 14 at 01:47
Posted on 08 June 12 at 17:04
ChewieOnIce said:LORDOFDOOKIE69 said:Real survival horror is when you have limited ammo and don't know kung fu. The character seems overpowered already.Maybe he's only a brown belt and all the baddies are black beltsWasn't Resident Evil a Survival Horror although Chris and Jill were both part of S.T.A.R.S?
"I'm not crazy, at least I don't think so." - James Sunderland (Silent Hill 2)
rotorschnee
289,298
rotorschnee - All 3 Skylanders games now 1000! I wish the sneak skylander would come out so I can 100% the story...
289,298 TrueAchievement Points403 posts
Last post: 15 Oct 13 at 06:07
Posted on 08 June 12 at 17:08
are those screens are concept art?
Sleepy Dogg 007
165,828 TrueAchievement Points595 posts
Last post: 05 Jun at 03:34
Posted on 08 June 12 at 17:14
I like what I see :D
AmagiciaNamdGob - I'm no hero... Never was. I'm just an old killer... Hired to do some wet work. ~ Old Snake ~
TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.7033Achievement Completion Percentage: 85.41% (Includes owned DLC) - 22 more achievements required to reach 86%69 posts
Last post: 17 Jan at 04:11
Posted on 08 June 12 at 17:15
looks like a little of both. they need to have a trailer so we can tell the difference but it looks like a copy of old school Resident evil just with a new skin and graphic engine. They need to do this right or will look like a knock off
Amagicianamdgob
LV 1 Blue Slime - Apparently the Sengoku era went down differently in ebay's world. http://i.imgur.com/UT0Tgxj.png
288 solutionsRegistered on 10 May 2010 (Year 3 - gamma)6,403 posts
Last post: Today at 00:13
Posted on 08 June 12 at 17:16
zhoban said:ChewieOnIce said:LORDOFDOOKIE69 said:Real survival horror is when you have limited ammo and don't know kung fu. The character seems overpowered already.Maybe he's only a brown belt and all the baddies are black beltsWasn't Resident Evil a Survival Horror although Chris and Jill were both part of S.T.A.R.S?They couldn't run and shoot at the same time and didn't seem to have any of the close combat training you'd think they would have gotten in the process. Not sure I'd count that.
"Slutty outfit? You're one to talk." "This isn't slutty, it's...strategically placed."
The Onyx Kid
744 posts
Last post: 23 Jun 12 at 18:46
Posted on 08 June 12 at 17:19
"Like all would-be adventurers, she keeps in shape through combat and self-defence training, and has a variety of martial arts moves that are bound to come in handy. Of course, her deadly arsenal of ranged weapons, from handguns to crossbows, would also help."

Sigh. Swing and a miss Topware, swing and a miss.
Bella Swan is a spoiled brat with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement.
LV 1 Blue Slime - Apparently the Sengoku era went down differently in ebay's world. http://i.imgur.com/UT0Tgxj.png
288 solutionsRegistered on 10 May 2010 (Year 3 - gamma)6,403 posts
Last post: Today at 00:13
Posted on 08 June 12 at 17:28
The Onyx Kid said:"Like all would-be adventurers, she keeps in shape through combat and self-defence training, and has a variety of martial arts moves that are bound to come in handy. Of course, her deadly arsenal of ranged weapons, from handguns to crossbows, would also help."

Sigh. Swing and a miss Topware, swing and a miss.
But she also "looks rather pretty". Sounds like a home run to me.
"Slutty outfit? You're one to talk." "This isn't slutty, it's...strategically placed."
Spilner
389,971
Spilner - Bug Reports look quite a mess, such a shame
938 solutions334 movies17,768 posts
Last post: Today at 10:23
Posted on 08 June 12 at 17:32
That's a hard name to pronounce.
Normality has resumed in the crazed mind of a nutjob