Blind Guardian to star in Sacred 2
Blind Guardian revealed that not only are they starring in SACRED 2: Fallen Angel as part of the actual questing, but they have also performed an exclusive song for the game. Blind Guardian helped to design their individual in-game musical instruments as well, which have now been immortalized in the world of Ancaria along with actual in-game characters of the Blind Guardian band members.
New photos are now available, taken during the motion capture session in Budapest by top art outsourcing studio 3D Brigade. Alongside the photos is an in-depth interview with the band, in-game renders of the band and their instruments, and the exciting new SACRED 2 – Fallen Angel trailer packed with in-game footage and featuring the new song, ending with the in-game characterization of Blind Guardian lead singer Hansi Kursch.
By completing the “Blind Guardian” quest in the game, players will be able to experience the thrill of a “Blind Guardian” concert by the motion-captured Bards performing their new song live for the player in the world of Ancaria.
In SACRED 2: Fallen Angel players can explore the vast open world of Ancaria, with breathtaking graphics free from laborious loading times. SACRED 2 – Fallen Angel will captivate players with its dynamic storyline, which the players can choose to experience down the path of either light or shadow.
Blind Guardian front man, Hansi Kursch, said “For us it’s been fantastic, not only have we been immortalized through motion capture in the epic fantasy saga that is Sacred 2, but we got to design our own fantasy musical instruments, which has to be every bard’s dream.”
Gabor Kadi, CEO of 3D Brigade commented, The honour of working with Blind Guardian was really the crowning of our extremely fruitful cooperation with Ascaron. After providing almost 500 engine-ready 3D assets for SACRED 2, including characters, armour sets, buildings, weapons, shields, amulets and other equipment, the fact that Ascaron entrusted us with the in-game models of the band members clearly shows that modern game development rivals Hollywood not only by embracing top talent, but by bravely implementing creative processes which are traditional in the world of movie-making, yet still somewhat emergent in our industry. Kadi added, If you dream about big things, your partners must understand and share your vision and passion. Ascaron was not gambling - for a professional production, Ascaron has chosen a
professional collaboration: Blind Guardian and 3D Brigade.