A new press release from developer Certain Affinity has detailed another multiplayer Action RPG, called Crimson Alliance, hot on the heels of the recent Dungeons and Dragons: Daggerdale. This XBLA exclusive features cooperative gameplay with up to four players, much like Gauntlet or Baldur's Gate. According to the press release:
Players can choose from three classes each with a host of unique abilities ranging from the Assassin’s time-bending attacks to the Wizard’s elemental mastery to the Mercenary’s sweeping whirlwind strikes. Each class has five special abilities that can be upgraded by collecting treasure and finding hidden Soul Anchors that harbor the spirits of long dead heroes. By choosing to specialize in certain abilities, players customize characters to suit their play style and complement their friends’ characters.
Partying with up to three friends on a single Xbox 360 console or over Xbox LIVE, players can create chain attacks that combine their different abilities for devastating effects. Different class compositions in parties allow for a diverse and unexpected set of combos.
The game will be playable at E3, so we'll be sure to mosey on down and check it out while we're there. Keep an eye on the E3 tag page to see our impressions.