Certain Affinity’s upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game Crimson Alliance has been a little scant on details, but they recently released a set of screenshots to give a little insight into the feel of the gameplay. The game is oft compared to action-RPGs like Diablo, but offers progression through loot rather than stats. The studio has previously worked on games like Call of Duty and is currently helping 343 Industries in their development of Halo CE, so they promise to leverage some of their action-heavy sensibilities into a promising new XBLA title in a well tread genre. Undoubtedly, Crimson Alliance will see the most attention in reference to its offer as a bonus to anyone who buys all of 2011’s Summer of Arcade titles. Check out the screens after the jump.
Age of Booty was developed by Certain Affinity. It was released October 15, 2008, and retails for 400 MSP.
Every once in a long while, a game comes from out of nowhere and surprises with such a vengeance that folks who play it can’t help but recommend the game to everyone they know. They play the game incessantly, altering strategic calculations, building a list of friends to play with, trading grudge matches against rivals and friendly competitions with friends. They marvel at how damn good that game is.
Age of Booty is one of these games. Sitting on the dusting e-shelves of the XBLA library, Age of Booty is not a title that most players would stumble upon and think “I bet this is a great game.” The graphics are rudimentary by today’s standards, the theme seems a bit cartoonish, and for those who have the patience or curiosity to test the demo and who try anything beyond the single player campaign, they may quickly find themselves sailing into battle without any bearings, and end up switching to a different game.
This is a mistake, but an understandable one.
Early this morning we brought you all the info we knew about Crimson Allinace; the next title coming from Certain Affinity. Of course no sooner do we drop the news, Certain Affinity dropped this here new trailer.
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.