News: Frozenbyte plans a return to the Trine franchise

trine_2_directors_cutIf you’re a fan of Trine 2 – or indeed its predecessor – you’ll be pleased to hear that its developer, Frozenbyte, has every intention to develop a third instalment.

Discussing in an interview with Gaming Bolt, the Finnish developer commented on its plans for 2013, alongside its decision to cancel the planned, would-be Wii U exclusive downloadable content, in favour of an all-new Trine game which truly expands on the series’ mechanics:

What happened to the Magic Mayhem party mode mentioned for the Director’s Cut of Trine 2, and can we expect it in a future update.

Magic Mayhem was something we intended to do and still is a possibility, but not a likelihood. The idea was to have small mini-games that would really make use of the Wii U GamePad. In the end we had a lot of work with bringing the DLC up to the level of quality that we intended, so scrapping the Magic Mayhem for the launch window made sense.

Is there likely to be a Trine 3, or will Frozenbyte be moving onto another intellectual property or perhaps a next generation game?

We will be moving on to other IP as we feel this is the best way for us to grow as a company. 2013 will be quite a year for us and we aim to please with some cool announcements. As for the Trine franchise, it is clearly our most successful so far, making a third instalment a no-brainer. Having said that, we don’t want it to feel like ‘Trine 2.5‘, but rather a large leap and something even more awe inspiring. So that might take a while.

You can read the full interview here, for more on Frozenbyte’s first self-published console title – Trine 2: Director’s Cut – as well as its impressions of the Wii U’s eShop and hardware.

Source: Gaming Bolt


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