Crimson Alliance confirmed for Xbox 360

Certain Affinity's action-RPG officially outed, due summer 2011 with four-person online or offline co-op.

Last week the Australian Classification Board revealed the existence of a number of Xbox 360 games, including Kinect Me and Fusion: Genesis. Now, one of those titles, Crimson Alliance, has been officially announced by its developer, Austin, Texas-based Certain Affinity.

Crimson Alliance has nothing to do with Crimson Skies.

As outlined on the game's official website and Facebook page, Crimson Alliance has nothing to do with the Crimson Skies air-combat series, as some had hoped. Instead, the title will be an all-new action role-playing game with a heavy emphasis on combat over character interaction.

"[Crimson Alliance] takes everything we've learned about high action from working on shooters like Halo and Call of Duty, and everything we love about the fantasy genre, but gets rid of all that tedious backpack rummaging, and boring dialog!" said Certain Affinity in a statement.

Concept art for the game shows it will have a dark atmosphere when it debuts this summer. It will also support four-person co-operative play via Xbox Live or locally. It is unclear if the game will be a strictly downloadable title like Certain Affinity's last offering, the pirate-themed real-time strategy game Age of Booty.