Introducing Trine, Frozenbyte’s Beautiful Upcoming PC/PSN Fantasy Platformer

Very exciting news here if you’re a PC and/or PS3 gamer with an affinity for platform games. Independent Finnish development studio Frozenbyte, who you may know for the excellent Shadowgrounds top-down PC shooter series, today unveiled its next project. It’s called Trine and it’s a side-scrolling fantasy platformer to be released on PC and PS3 PlayStation Network next year. Details are slim at this point, but Frozenbyte has launched a teaser site with the game’s first trailer, which I’ve posted for your viewing below.

A few things immediately stand out from the trailer. For one, the game is absolutely beautiful. Secondly, it appears there are three different character types that you can switch between on the fly as needed. Looks like there’s a wizard type who can make and manipulate blocks and platforms, a ranger/thief type with a bow and grappling hook for swinging around, and a warrior equipped with a big-ass hammer good for smashing through barriers and enemies. And lastly, the puzzles seem pretty clever in their design and heavily based on interactive physics. Definitely need to see more, but from this early tease Trine already seems poised to be one of next year’s top sleeper gems.

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