16th April 2009
Trine, a unique and absorbing fantasy action game that challenges players to battle with the forces of space, energy and motion in a magical kingdom, will be released on PC in July 2009 by Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment.
A second trailer has now been released showcasing the game’s co-operative mode and its three protagonists; the Wizard, the Warrior and the Thief. Players can use each character’s strength to their advantage to invent creative solutions to puzzles and defeat enemies. Freely switching between the three heroes enables gamers to utilise the remarkable powers of each of them individually and save the kingdom from evil.
View the trailer here: http://trine-thegame.com/site
The Wizard is one of the most unique of the three heroes as he can defy gravity through the art of levitation and create or manipulate boxes. As with each of the characters, the Wizard’s abilities develop and increase as players advance through the 16 different levels and his powers are particularly vital to solve the numerous physics-based action puzzles.
The‘three rotating gears’ puzzle requires gamers to use the Wizard’s‘Box Spell’ to throw blocks into the middle of three large spokes, stopping them from rotating so they can be safely navigated. The Wizard’s capability to make objects levitate can be used as a weapon. For example, players can make barrels, planks or boxes hover in the air before dropping them onto and destroying attacking enemies.
As players progress in Trine, the Wizard develops a‘Plank Spell’ that can be used to link wooden planks to boxes and construct a bridge. The bridge can then be moved, allowing the Wizard to lift and transport the other characters across large gaps. The Wizard also gains possession of an‘explosive device’, a pyramid shaped object that can be lit from a flaming sword or arrow and explodes after a few seconds.
Large gaps can be crossed by casting the‘explosive device’ object and making it float using the Wizard’s levitation skills. The device can also be attached to the Thief’s rope so that in co-operative mode, players can swing the Thief over large openings using the rope’s grappling hook. The‘explosive device’ is the closest item the Wizard has to a fireball and its capability increases after each level is successfully completed.
See how each of the main characters work together in the new trailer available here:
UK Distributor: Ascaron Entertainment
Release date: July 2009
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).
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™.
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
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