Here is the last character preview for Certain Affinity's Crimson Alliance, which comes out in a week, on September 7. This video features the assassin Moonshade, who does what assassins do. There are clouds of smoke, ranged attacks and stabbing. We've already seen the wizard and mercenary.
I like these top-down games, and this doesn't look bad, though I am a little worried about them getting rid of the 'boring' dialogue and inventory. I am a fan of dialogue. It will be on Xbox Live Arcade, and if you bought all the games from Summer of Arcade, you will be getting this one for free. Free stuff is never a bad thing