Well until minutes ago, I had no idea either. But it looks like the lovechild of LittleBigPlanet and ..well.. a dragon or some other fantasy shit.
Trine is a 2D platformer with great 3D graphics – it’s good to see a developer put the time in and make it look good; Bionic Commando: Rearmed is one of my favourite games released this year, plenty thanks to the efforts Grin made to ensure the game looked and played as well as it could.
In a twist on the classic puzzle/platformer, gameplay revolves around the creation and destruction of objects. The player controls a wizard, thief or warrior, and is able to jump between characters at best tackle the obstacle ahead.
Full press release after the jump.
Nobilis and Frozenbyte announce Trine on the PlayStation® Network and PC.
Lyon, France, the 5th of December 2008 – Immediate release. Nobilis and Frozenbyte are proud to announce that the fantasy action game “Trine™” (PlayStation® Network and PC) will be released in Q2 2009.
Trine™ is a fantasy action game where the player can create and use physics-based objects to beat hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. Set in a world of great castles and strange machinery, three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil…
The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics – each character’s different ability helps the player battle an army of un-dead and defeat hazardous contraptions. The player can at any time freely choose whoever is best suited for the upcoming challenge or puzzle: The Wizard is able to summon objects to help solve puzzles and create new ways to overcome obstacles, the Thief uses her agility and dead-on accuracy to swiftly surprise the monsters, and the Warrior unleashes mayhem and physical destruction wherever he goes.
“This is the first game we publish on the PlayStation® Network and we are thrilled to work with Frozenbyte on this very exciting game project!” declares Arnaud Blacher, CEO of Nobilis Group.
“Trine™ is a true testament to Frozenbyte’s new strategy focusing on original IP. We can’t wait to have the game released on the PlayStation® Network and PC,” said Lauri Hyvarinen, CEO of Frozenbyte, and he continued: “Nobilis has been a great partner to us all these years and we look forward to combining our efforts even more closely to make a great game!”
Official website: http://trine-thegame.com/