Crimson Alliance: what we know so far
Recently on the Australian rating boards, we saw a new game from Certain Affinity pop up called Crimson Alliance. Certain Affinity has had there hands in many, many things over the years from creating maps for Halo 2 and Reach, Call of Duty: World at War and Black Ops; they also created Age of Booty for XBLA. Certain Affinity has now released some info about the game and some new art. It has been confirmed that Crimson Alliance is for XBLA and more prominently, XBLA exclusive.
“One of the reasons I started Certain Affinity was because I wanted to make a game like this – an action RPG with clever AI, fantastic physics and deep emergent gameplay that can be enjoyed with friends in the living room or halfway across the globe,” said Hoberman. “Crimson Alliance is that game, finally!”
Crimson Alliance will give three roles to play as: Wizards, Assassins, Mercenaries. Each class will have 5 special abilities; you will upgrade these abilities through different measures RPG style, building them to benefit your personal style or to compliment your party. Go online or play split screen with up to 3 other players, working together creating devastating combos. Depending on the classes and special abilities of each player, group combos will be different and unique; making much more ways to attack and work together.
Even though all three of our characters are from the ‘Crimson World’, they each have there own background and motivations driving them through their journey. These journeys will take you place across; “labyrinthine crypts, ruined cities, deadly traps and hidden treasures, populated by elite mini-bosses and the devious minions they control.”
Slated for release summer 2011 and promising a booth at E3 this month, it shouldn’t be to long before we know much more about this game.