JOURNEY INTO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF TRINE TODAY

Trine, a unique and absorbing fantasy action game from Frozenbyte, which challenges players to battle with the forces of space, energy and motion in a magical kingdom, is released to retail today on PC by Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment.

At the heart of Trine lie the main protagonists: Amadeus the Wizard; Pontius the Warrior; and Zoya the Thief. As the game begins, Zoya’s desire to be rich leads her to a castle where she tries to steal a mysterious object called the Trine. Here she meets Amadeus and Pontius and once they touch the Trine their souls are bound to it. Players must now guide the characters through 16 different levels featuring hazardous physics-based puzzles on a quest to save the kingdom from evil.

Trine features a co-operative multiplayer mode in which up to three people can participate. The gameplay is ideal for the multiplayer option as players can use one character each, utilising their individual powers to create, destroy and interact with the world in order to invent new solutions to puzzles and find novel ways to defeat enemies.

Gamers can employ the magical levitation skills of Amadeus to turn a wooden door into a magic carpet, defying gravity and floating high above vast ravines. Zoya’s grappling hook and rope can be utilised to swing across large gaps and navigate between the tree tops of the dark, dense forest, whilst Pontius’ devastating power can be used to clear blocked pathways and obliterate enemies.

Trine hits stores across the UK today.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Nobilis

UK Distributor: Ascaron Entertainment

Web: www.trine-thegame.com

Developer: Frozenbyte

Release date: 10th July 2009

PEGI: 12+

Format: PC / PSN

Genre: Action / Adventure

About Ascaron Entertainment

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation provides a bespoke multi-format publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Amongst other titles, the Ascaron portfolio includes the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks, Blitzkrieg, Sherlock Holmes, Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez (PC), Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle (PC, NDS), TrackMania (PC, NDS), City Life (PC), King’s Bounty (PC) and Moto Racer (NDS).

www.ascaron.com

About Nobilis

Nobilis, a Lyon based producer, publisher, and distributor of video games (PC, Xbox360TM, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PSPTM, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and Interactive DVDs) and video game accessories, was founded in 2001.

Nobilis Publishing has developed successful games such as:“My Baby Boy®” and“My baby Girl®” (Nintendo DS™),” Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon”(PlayStation®2),“The Secrets of Da Vinci™”(PC),“Cleopatra™” (PC), and the famous franchises:“Hotel Giant” and“Moto Racer” with over 8 million units sold to date.

Nobilis has several distribution subsidiaries in France (Lyon), Spain (Madrid), Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg (Bruxelles), and an office in Italy (Rome). Nobilis Publishing games are already sold in over 40 different countries with the most prominent partners.

Nobilis is also a producer/distributor of accessories thanks to its own brand: Subsonic, a symbol of quality and innovation. These accessories are available for the following platforms: Xbox 360™, PSP™, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DS™, and Nintendo Wii™.

Official website: www.group-nobilis.com www.nobilis-games.com

About Frozenbyte

Frozenbyte is an independent game developer focused on games based on original IP for consoles and PC. Frozenbyte’s current original IP titles include the highly acclaimed Shadowgrounds™ series. The company’s next new title, Trine™, will be released on PlayStation®Network and PC in 2009, followed by another completely new title in 2009. In addition to the company’s own games, Frozenbyte helps its partners and clients create new concepts and IPs. Frozenbyte was founded in 2001 and is based in Helsinki, Finland.

Official website: www.frozenbyte.com

Trine™© 2008-2009 Frozenbyte, Inc. Developed by Frozenbyte, Inc. Published by Nobilis. Nobilis and its logo are registered trademarks of Nobilis Group. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

"PlayStation" and "PLAYSTATION" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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