Co-op only medieval fantasy action game Criminals Within announced

New Zealand developer Space Rock Games has announced Criminals Within, a new co-op only action-adventure game.

The new medieval fantasy co-op game is coming to Windows PC (via Steam) first and sometime later for unspecified consoles.

“We are very excited to finally share the game we’ve been working on secretly for the past 12 months,” Space Rock Games managing director Zsombor Pirok said. “Thanks to our wonderful team and our amazing investors – Hillfarrance and NZGCP – we get to create the ultimate co-op adventure we’d love to play ourselves.”

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:

Join forces with a friend and embark on an epic journey through a medieval fantasy land inhabited by powerful, de-evolved dragons. Unravel the mystery behind “The Wither,” a deadly disease that is spreading throughout the kingdom, threatening its very existence.

Take on the role of Helena, a formidable royal guard with unmatched strength, and the roguish burglar Jarel, reluctantly roped into this quest. Explore treacherous caves and cursed jungles, seeking the lost prince Felix and working to bring an end to the ongoing conflict.

Criminals Within is developed by industry veterans who have previously worked on games such as Fable, Path of Exile, Black & White 2, Chivalry 2 and many others.KEY FEATURES:
Experience asymmetric co-op multiplayer, where each player takes on a unique role in the adventure.


  • Engage in skill-based combat, where strategic thinking and quick reflexes are the keys to victory.
  • Take on epic boss battles, facing off against formidable foes that will test your mettle.
  • Work together to solve cooperative puzzles, utilizing each character’s strengths to overcome challenges.
  • Enjoy lighthearted comedy that will keep you laughing and engaged throughout your journey.
  • Customize your character’s appearance with a variety of player cosmetics.



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