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An Introduction to Trine, Coming Soon to PSN

Olivier Vermeille's Avatar Posted by Product Manager, Nobilis

Hi everyone,

My name is Olivier; I work for Nobilis, a publishing company which is based in Lyon, France. I’m a Product Manager and I’m here to tell you about an exciting new release for PlayStation Store: Trine.

Trine is a fantasy action and platform game that combines 2D gameplay with 3D graphics. The game is balanced between action and puzzle-solving sequences. Three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil, and the player can at any time freely choose whoever is best suited for the upcoming challenge or puzzle.

Trine, 1

Because physics is at the core of the gameplay, there is not just one solution for each puzzle; in fact you can even find a way the developers have never thought of!

You can control one of the three characters of the game and switch at any time to solve the puzzles in a different manner. Each character has a unique ability, so choose the one you think is best suited for the situation.

The Wizard can create and move objects around to build a bridge or crush his enemies with a box. The Thief uses her bow to attack and her grappling hook to move quickly and avoid dangerous traps. The Warrior is better suited for close combat and tends to hit before he thinks!

So you can play through the 16 levels of the game, switching from character to character, but you can also play with one or two friends in a cooperative mode. Play the whole adventure together and find new solutions by combining your characters’ powers.

Trine, 2


How about asking the Wizard to create a box so the Thief can use it with her grappling hook? Or why don’t you make the Wizard levitate you, while you, The Warrior, destroy your enemies that were too high to reach in the first place?

With 3 players, the range of options widens: ask the Thief to use her bow to fire at your enemies, while the Warrior protects her with his shield and the Wizards creates boxes on top of the skeletons’ heads to crush them!

Possibilities are huge and this trailer will show you what sort of things you can do in Trine.

Coming soon to the PlayStation Store for PS3. For sure…you’ll love it!

Add Your Own

footballrule said:

July 9th, 11:35 am

I want this game! lol

Antonisbob said:

July 9th, 11:40 am

hurry up PSN, update..

ssp_619 said:

July 9th, 11:59 am

Hey is there any chance we may be able to use a mouse & keyboard combo since this is originally a PC game :)

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    Oliver Vermeille said:

    July 10th, 7:42 am

    Hi ssp_619,

    Since the PSN version was specifically developped for the PS3, you will only be able to use the PS3 controllers with Trine.

asdfffdsa said:

July 9th, 12:03 pm

I’m supposing Wipeout HD Fury isn’t coming out today. Will we at least get this game today? Been anxiously waiting since … I don’t know … the initial release date set back in June.

NeoUltima said:

July 9th, 12:05 pm

I thought this was supposed to be out by now :(

anotherdae said:

July 9th, 12:07 pm

Maybe its because I was playing it last night but does ths remind anyone of LBP?

Sindred said:

July 9th, 12:17 pm

This game looks seriously awesome. Didn’t even know about this.

Enforcer_X said:

July 9th, 12:20 pm

@46
CORRECTION!
All games submitted for Sony approval after Jan. 01, 2009 will have trophies.

This means games submitted to Sony for approval before Jan. 01, 2009 but not released could release without trophies well into 2009.

You don’t have to be a D about it.

Silvermind- said:

July 9th, 12:31 pm

I purchased the PC version and this game is a blast to play with friends. I really enjoyed it and am probably going to pick it up on the ps3 as well. It’ll be nice to play on a big screen tv instead of huddling by a monitor.

The game on PC is only local co-op so I assume that it will be the same here. (All the previews also point to this)

The game is actually quite substantial in length even if it only has “16” levels. The levels can take quite some time.

$20 is a great deal for this game imo.

specialist08 said:

July 9th, 12:41 pm

this is a pretty cool game as of the game play and graphics its a automatic buy for me. what about the rest of the weekly update games. hope to see more off the wall titles coming.Sony we have the utmost faith in you.

mckg123456789 said:

July 9th, 12:47 pm

Trine looks like an interesting game thus far. Let’s just hope the price justify the mean.

TheRootBeerKing said:

July 9th, 12:48 pm

Too bad this game is 20 dollars, if it was 10 dollars cheaper I’d buy it for sure. Oh well!

saiyanknight87 said:

July 9th, 12:55 pm

y’all better make this co-op local it’s like sony don’t believe in online and co-op being in the same game anymore it’s one or the other!

mafecto said:

July 9th, 12:56 pm

Yawn.

Just release the freaking game already. Enough of this teasing nonsense.

Rez33 said:

July 9th, 1:09 pm

This looks like a fantastic game. I’m excited to play it!

Antonisbob said:

July 9th, 1:13 pm

weres the update? no BF1943 no MS:PR DLC nothing.. normally its updated by 10 or 11.. its now 1 o’clock in the afternoon?

RichterNYR35 said:

July 9th, 1:13 pm

so it seems like a co-op version of lost vikings

ShadOforce said:

July 9th, 1:18 pm

Release date for Trine and Fat Princess, please.

OldKai said:

July 9th, 1:28 pm

@116: What?

Anyway, from what I understand, this will contain local co-op, but since it’s on PSN and will cost $20, I’m really going to need the demo first, I have the money but that’s not the point.

Antonisbob said:

July 9th, 1:31 pm

never mind, it was jsut updated and i jsut bought BattleFeild 1943..

INTVGene said:

July 9th, 1:38 pm

Not in the store today. You suck Sony.

Xoonaka said:

July 9th, 2:04 pm

Le sigh. Apparently Nobilis isn’t one of those awesome publishers that likes to respond to questions and comments… they’re certainly no Capcom, TikiGames, or Q Games…

Maybe one of the nice developer sorts will make an account and comment on their behalf.

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    Oliver Vermeille said:

    July 10th, 7:46 am

    Hello Xoonaka,

    I\’m sorry I couldn\’t answer sooner, but there are a lot of comments both on this blog and on the European blog so I\’m doing it as fast as i can to answer every question :)

    There is also the time difference which makes it all the more difficult !

jncasanova said:

July 9th, 2:24 pm

Are there bosses?

Ouren said:

July 9th, 2:49 pm

First day buy.

lisAsmart said:

July 9th, 3:09 pm

I thought this game was PC only… This is sweet! I kinda want this, but I’ll have to pass, I need money for Fat Princess, and my PSN account is already empty.

TriangleOffense said:

July 9th, 3:51 pm

can someone please post up a release date

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    Oliver Vermeille said:

    July 10th, 7:47 am

    Hi TriangleOffense,

    Trine will be released at the end of this month !

    I hope you\’ll enjoy it !

dam6655 said:

July 9th, 4:17 pm

No online co-op what a waste of a product.

Miles514 said:

July 9th, 4:59 pm

Wow! Looks amazing! I would just like to know if the co-op is offline or online? Either way im buying it.

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    Oliver Vermeille said:

    July 10th, 7:48 am

    Hi Miles514,

    The co-op mode for Trine is offline and it\’s really fun to play with one or two friends helping you :)

Kirkpad said:

July 9th, 5:23 pm

@109 “The game is actually quite substantial in length even if it only has “16″ levels. The levels can take quite some time.”

Thanks for pointing this out, the $20 tag (being priced like a full game with a platinum) is probably worth the cash. Day one buy?

Game looks fabulous. The time first I’ve heard of it.

Snamaro said:

July 9th, 6:08 pm

I hate the words “Comming Soon” why just they give us the release date ¬¬

Tezasaurus said:

July 9th, 6:48 pm

I’d buy it for $20 if it had online co-op. Local only? That’s a stretch.

Ikki_Fenix said:

July 9th, 7:25 pm

looks cool

electronicpart said:

July 9th, 8:24 pm

when ? How much ? demo ?

Onna76_NL said:

July 9th, 10:55 pm

Is the co-op mode online? Or am I asking a stupid question? These type of games are my most favorites. Phantasy, platform, puzzle in 1 game is total win! Its my most anticipated PSN game thusfar so can’t wait when it releases. *Hopes for July the 31st, my birthday xD*

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    Oliver Vermeille said:

    July 10th, 7:50 am

    Hi Onna76_NL,

    The co-op mode will be offline and it\’s not a stupid question, I guess I wasn\’t clear enough in the blog entry since many people asked the same question :)

    You should be able to download Trine before your birthday ;)

Onna76_NL said:

July 9th, 10:56 pm

@127 ow get a grib!

Bdamac said:

July 9th, 11:26 pm

this game looks really cool ive never bath a psn game before so hopefully this one will be my first

Berae said:

July 10th, 5:29 am

it looks awesome! by coming soon you mean? like next week :)

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    Oliver Vermeille said:

    July 10th, 7:51 am

    Hi Berae,

    Actually it\’s going to be release by the end of this month so the wait is almost over ;)

mcx said:

July 10th, 5:52 am

Really intrested in this game. Looks like a lot of fun.

Xoonaka said:

July 10th, 7:27 am

Whoa, Oliver, slow down! No need to answer everyone’s price/date question, they can see your responses to the other folks!

I like the pep though!

Xoonaka said:

July 10th, 7:42 am

I fear I am too late… Oliver is on a mission now. Godspeed, Olly!

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    Oliver Vermeille said:

    July 10th, 7:52 am

    Haha thanks Xoonaka :)

    I prefer to answer as many people as possible so they don\’t have to search the whole page for one particular response :)

LN_MEXWARRIOR said:

July 10th, 8:18 am

$19.99 and no OPTION for custom soundtracks means a no no… Maybe when you guys have a sale for 10 dollars. Thanks though.

Raacky said:

July 10th, 8:27 am

this game looks amazing, however kind of dissapointed with local only multiplayer =\ still will be fun..cant wait to get it

Enigma777 said:

July 10th, 11:07 am

Wait, does this game have a Platinum trophy?

EliteCobra718 said:

July 10th, 11:10 am

Now this game is something fresh, i cant wait to get this. Again Sony breaking barriers and creating fresh gaming content.

LpSquall said:

July 10th, 11:51 am

Why doesn’t this game support online co-op? This game clearly defines what an online co-op experience can be. Is it something that will be implemented in the future?

skot071907 said:

July 10th, 12:04 pm

Gamespot.com has this game listed to come out today (july 10th). I was getting my hopes up for it. I thought it sounded funny being that they update the store on thursdays and rarely deviate from that. It better be real soon! good thing i was able to download the demo on my lap top.

Xoonaka said:

July 10th, 1:17 pm

@ LpSquall

I heard they’re considering doing an XBLA port, but that they might be requiring them to have online multiplayer. It’s feasible if they go through the trouble of making that, they might consider patching the PC and PS3 versions with it as well to drum up more sales.

Onna76_NL said:

July 11th, 7:42 am

@Oliver, thanks for your answer. Ow that’s too bad. Most of my gaming friends are namely “online”.

Ow great, that’ll be a very nice treat for myself for my birthday *hihi*.

Onna76_NL said:

July 11th, 7:44 am

LBP online co-op was a lot of fun, made me play a lot, while I usually don’t like online gaming. This game was screaming for the same kind of online fun really :-)

yostane said:

July 11th, 1:41 pm

Looks great. 2D games are rare

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