Trine is a side-scrolling, action platform-puzzle video game developed by Frozenbyte and published by Nobilis. The game takes place in a medieval fantasy setting and allows players to take control of separate characters who can battle enemies and solve environmental puzzles. There is also a cooperative play feature, whereby multiple players can join in at any time to control different characters simultaneously. Each character has their own health and energy meter. Energy is used for certain weapons and abilities, and is replenished.
A sequel, titled Trine 2, was released in 2011. A remake of Trine, titled Trine: Enchanted Edition, was released in 2014. The enchanted edition uses Trine 2’s updated engine, and includes online multiplayer. The third instalment in the series, Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, was released on August 20, 2015.
And now, the Trine series returns to the magic of 2.5D with its latest instalment- Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince!
The new trailer announces the release date of Trine 4 as October 8, 2019.
The game will be available to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC. On the same day, Trine: Ultimate Collection will also be released, physically bundling all four games in the series. Trine 4 will retail for $29.99, and the Ultimate Collection will cost $49.99 across all systems.
The Ultimate Edition will include:
- Trine Series Original Soundtrack (download code)
- Trine 4 Digital Art Book (download code)
- Collector’s Reversible Cover Sheet
- Physical Trine 4 World Map
The trailer reveals numerous additions to the 4th part of the series, including new combat options, new skills to use, and the new four player mode. Previous Trine games had the option to play only three players, and this is the first look at how the game will handle a fourth.
The plot revolves around the three heroes of the best-selling adventure series- Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief. They are back, sent on a quest to retrieve the troubled young Prince Selius. They are joined together once again on a thrilling quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes teeming with danger.
Prince Selius suffers from intensely dark dreams and, due to his magical talents, monstrous nightmares are able to slip into reality and wreak havoc on the waking world. Amadeus, Pontius, and Zoya must find the afflicted prince and resolve the desperate situation before the world is engulfed by the Nightmare Prince’s shadows.
Other key features of the game include-
- Gorgeous, 2.5D landscapes
- Local and online multiplayer
- Captivating storytelling
- Dynamic puzzle-solving
- Abundant skill trees
- Completely revamped combat system
- Enchanting soundtrack
Players will be able to get their hands on the fourth instalment, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince in just under two months, this October 8th.