Trine 3 Launches on Steam Early Access Next Week

As Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power shifts into 3D gameplay for the first time in the series, Frozenbyte has announced plans to launch the Windows PC version as an in-development Early Access release on Steam in an effort to “get in touch with our player-base in an early enough phase to collect feedback on the new gameplay features, so we can tweak those into the right direction.”

You won’t have to wait long to get your eager puzzle-platforming hands on the game either. The Early Access launch is set for next Tuesday, April 21, carrying a price tag of $19.99, which is slightly lower than what the full game will eventually cost. Additionally, on Monday, April 20, Frozenbyte will host a Twitch live stream at

On day one the Early Access build will contain the game’s first two levels, playable in single-player and local co-op. Online co-op will be active as well, but performance will not be optimized so don’t expect it to run smoothly right out of the gate. All three characters–Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief–will be playable with all of their basic abilities in place.

Trine 3 hopefully won’t get stuck in Early Access limbo for too long. A specific release date hasn’t been set, but Frozenbyte expects the Early Access phase to last a few months until the full game is ready for primetime during the summer or sometime shortly thereafter.

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