Certain Affinity officially announces Crimson Alliance

Saturday, 28th May 2011 16:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Certain Affinity has announced Crimson Alliance, an action-RPG slated for a summer 2011 release.

According to the game’s Facebook page and NeoGAF, the title will be devoid of RPG staples such as “tedious backpack rummaging, and boring dialog.”

A full game reveal is expected tonight at the Rooster Teeth fan event in Austin, Texas and it will also be on hand at E3 next month.

The game will be playable on Xbox Live which goes right along with the Xbox 360 listing which popped up recently over on the Australian Classifications Board website. The game will have a single and multiplayer component as well as the ability to play alongside a buddy on your couch – according to the Facebook page linked above.

Certain Affinity are the folks behind the Defiant map pack for Halo: Reach and the Halo 2 Blastacular map pack. The developer has also had a hand in titles such as: Black Ops, Left 4 Dead, World at War, Halo Waypoint, and were the developers behind Age of Booty.

Thanks, ScrawlFX.



  1. Bloodyghost

    MS games showing at its conferences are going to start dribbling out now.

    Especially CD Projekt game which hits just in time for a cool demo showing at E3.

    Sony has already started this tradition and it looks like MS is just following suite with building up hype for E3 with an announcement and small news on the project until E3 comes were there is a massive media blowout.

    God I cant wait till next weekend. Thats when rumors will be rampant and we will mostly know the cards for this E3 from MS and Sony.

    Also since its from a great studio, I am curious. Hopefully its not a XBLA title but it will be.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    Wasn’t this one also gonna be MS exclusive? I read about this on Gametrailers forum and they had an article about how this was either gonna be a Kinect game or just simply exclusive to 360.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. TheWulf

    This probably won’t be as popular as Diablo III will be and will likely end up like Darkspore, just having a cult following, but I’m glad to see more developers trying to appeal to a niche.

    Diablo is going to sell because people like flat visuals, horrible settings, dead-eyed NPCs conveying poorly written dialogue, and having soulless pea pod-like autamatons to play as whom exist only as an excuse for a class (and will likely be animated terribly).

    But thankfully it won’t cover everyone. I’m going to stay the hell away from Diablo and stick to my Darkspore and Torchlight, I’m going to reward only those who innovate rather than stealing ideas from those that have (Diablo III has stolen Torchlight’s skill progression system, for example).

    So if this is as innovative as they want to make it out to be, then I’ll pick it up and it’ll take its place proudly amongst my favourite action RPGs, including the aforementioned and Titan Quest. Titan Quest was fairly good too, I have to say. At least TQ tried to do something a bit different with its setting.

    #3 4 years ago

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