Crimson Alliance – Vengeance DLC Review

Oct 10, 2011

Vengeance is a dish best served cold, or was that revenge? We only reviewed Crimson Alliance a month ago. And now the DLC Pack is coming out on Wednesday and it provides a short, but challenging extension to an already great co-op and singleplayer experience.

Crimson Alliance “Vengeance” DLC coming this month

Sep 26, 2011

Certain Affinity has announced the upcoming DLC for Crimson Alliance is called “Vengeance”. It’ll hit Xbox LIVE Arcade on October 12, 2011. Following up on the intense combat action of Crimson Alliance, the Vengeance Map Pack allows up to four players to continue cooperatively hacking and slashing their way through the perilous lands of Byzan.

We recently reviewed this game and many good things to say despite some shortcomings and it’s multiplayer focus, but it was enjoyed overall.

“From the start we wanted to keep the adventure going by giving players new places to explore with their friends. When we finished the game back in May we had a few months to wait before the Summer of Arcade was over. So we devoted ourselves to building the kind of maps that we wanted to play: fiendishly difficult ones that are perfect for co-op,” said Max Hoberman, President of Certain Affinity.

The Expansion pack contains new campaign levels pitting players in a race against time to hunt down and destroy two dangerous new threats. Also included is a new Challenge Map called “Fistful of Coins,” which allows users to test their skill against an increasingly deadly onslaught of enemies, with mountains of gold at stake. New loot, new enemies, and new challenges await in the first downloadable content expansion pack for Crimson Alliance!

Prepare to take Vengeance on October 12, 2011 for 240 Microsoft Points. The pack will be available from the main game menu, and will require a 40MB download.

 

 

 

Crimson Alliance Review

Sep 12, 2011

A mercenary, a wizard, and an assassin walk into a bar…well, they don’t actually. But these three unsavory characters are thrown in a quest to stop the evil that’s been destroying and cursing the lands. Regardless of which characater you play as, this is very much the Wizard’s tale. As a Mercenary or Assassin, you still play to the tune of the Wizard and have no story of your own to tell.

Final character reveal for Crimson Alliance – Moonshade the Assassin

Aug 30, 2011

Crimson Alliance is fast approaching (releasing on September 7th), and we now have the last character reveal trailer: Moonshade the Assassin

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Dire circumstances for Direwolf the Wizard trailer for Crimson Alliance

Aug 25, 2011

Coming out on September 7th is Crimson Alliance, an Action RPG from Certain Affinity. It will be available for purchase for 1200 Microsoft Points or for FREE*

(IF you purchased all 5 Summer of Arcade titles. Then the code may not be received until a few weeks after the game’s release.)

Here we see a character trailer of Direwolf, a Wizard who is MAD AS HELL…

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Summer of Arcade (2011) Release Calendar

Jul 01, 2011

Microsoft has released the details to this year’s Summer of Arcade, and it looks to be a scorcher with some amazing games. Focusing on some of the smaller, indie developers out there.

 

Bastion (July 20 – 1200 Microsoft Points)
Take control of a character known as The Kid, who is thrust into a world that has literally collapsed around him. He must now construct a safe haven and build a new world from the remnants of the past. The game features lush and imaginative artwork as well as an innovative reaction system that responds to your actions in real time throughout the adventure.

 

 

 

From Dust (July 27 – 1200 Microsoft Points)

Immerse yourself in a world as exotically beautiful as it is dangerous! Control the destiny of a primitive tribe against the backdrop of a world in constant evolution—a universe where mighty Nature reclaims what is hers, and your mastery of the elements is your people’s only hope of survival …

 

 

 

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (August 3 – 1200 Microsoft Points)
Experience a captivating adventure set in a unique, rich and insanely twisted world, blending exploration, intense shooter action, and puzzle-solving with gorgeous visuals and rich story telling in a Hollywood-quality presentation. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet draws you into an epic journey full of surprises, danger and wonder.

 

 

 

Fruit Ninja Kinect (August 10 – 800 Microsoft Points)
The worldwide gaming phenomenon Fruit Ninja has now arrived for Kinect! Your arms are now blades, and the epic battle against the world’s most delicious produce is just beginning. Fruit Ninja Kinect is an amazing evolution of the slice-em-up genre created by Halfbrick, using next-gen power for the juiciest combat ever. Fruit Ninja Kinect includes all the action you know and love with precision control — along with special features exclusive to Kinect.

 

 

Toy Soldiers: Cold War (August 17 – 1200 Microsoft Points)

The Cold War is decided when eighties-era action toys come alive and wage war! Toy Soldiers: Cold War blends intense first person combat with addictive action strategy, whether you’re scrapping solo or jumping into the fray with friends.

As a bonus: Grab all five Summer of Arcade games to receive a special bonus from Xbox LIVE. If you buy all five titles, we’ll send you a code for the upcoming role-playing game (RPG) Crimson Alliance including all three characters FREE!

Source: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Marketplace/Summer-of-Arcade