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Crimson Alliance for Xbox Live Arcade will spring into action once again with the "Vengeance Pack" on October 12 for 240 Microsoft Points ($3). The DLC includes a more challenging mini-campaign of four levels and a challenge map with new mode "Fistful of Coins." FoC has players tasked with survi...

September 26th 2011 at 4:29pm 0 Comments
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It may be thrilling to see the "full game" of Crimson Alliance available on XBLM for free -- you may think it's a pricing error on Microsoft's part -- but that's just how the game works. It's not actually the full game. We knew that Crimson Alliance would be available either as an 800 point sing...

September 7th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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In gastronomical terms, Crimson Alliance is Nutella on toast to fans of the abandoned top-down action genre. It's inspiring in its toast-like simplicity. It shares Nutella's life-affirming sweetness and palatable smoothness. It's a decent mix -- but then, somebody puts a heaping helping of peanut...

September 6th 2011 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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Crimson Alliance has introduced the menacing mercenary and the wackjob wizard. Now it's time for the final announced playable character, Moonshade the assassin, to take a stab at earning your $10 (you can also grab all three classes for $15).

August 30th 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Reports from the frontlines of Halo Fest, as relayed by Major Nelson, have revealed three new multiplayer maps for the upcoming Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. The highlight of the bunch is probably Timberland, the pine-studded arena from the PC version of Halo (original version pictured), suit...

August 26th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The Crimson Alliance needs a magic user and it looks like all the goody-goody mages are busy teaching little wannabe wizards or wandering with hobbits. Direwolf, the mage, is just a little bit crazy, but when somebody can shoot fireballs from their hands, it's better to call them "eccentric."

August 24th 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Certain Affinity is currently discussing Crimson Alliance pricing options with Microsoft to offer more flexibility when the game arrives on September 7. An ad for the Summer of Arcade on the Xbox dashboard states that those who purchase all five games in the promotion will receive "Crimson Allian...

July 22nd 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Potentially free XBLA dungeon crawler Crimson Alliance's first character trailer reveals what happens when one runs a poker scam in their world. Hint: It involves trekking into dank, dark monster-infested places fraught with danger.

July 22nd 2011 at 12:01am 0 Comments
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These new screens will likely do nothing to endear Crimson Alliance to you, so let's mitigate that by saying that the game can be obtained for "free," and that we actually had a good time with it at E3.

July 7th 2011 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Crimson Alliance is shaping up to be a polished, modern successor to the legacy of Gauntlet. The dungeon crawler by Certain Affinity may initially give off the impression of being a Diablo or a Torchlight, but the game is far more focused on keeping the action going than fiddling with RPG element...

June 10th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments