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Trine PSN Releasing "By The End Of July"

Frozenbyte's fantastic 2D puzzle-action game is still a little ways off on the PS3 download service.

After Frozenbyte's superb puzzle-platformer Trine dropped early on PC download services last week, there was a lot of assumption this week (on our part, among others) that the PlayStation Network version of the game would be out along with the service's weekly update yesterday. Unfortunately, that didn't happen, but Olivier Vermeille, a rep for publisher Nobilis, did slightly clarify the issue this morning on the PlayStation.Blog by mentioning the game will be out on PSN "by the end of July." That at least narrows down the release to one of the next three Thursdays.

I had a ton of fun with Trine on the PC and heartily recommend it, though I'll echo my statement in the review that if you have a PS3, you'd do yourself a service by waiting to see how the $20 PSN version turns out, since the game is $30 on the PC. There's a new trailer out today that does a great job of showing off the different ways you can use the three characters' abilities to approach the same obstacles. I think this video effectively shows why the gameplay is so satisfying.

  

There are several tricks in this trailer that I didn't even think of when I played through Trine (using the warrior's Storm Hammer to bounce those spiky balls over you? Madness!), so there's a lot of depth here that I think will encourage more than one playthrough. Plus, I've still got plenty of Steam achievements I need to chase down.

Thanks to Shacknews for the tip on this story.
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Posted by Brad

After Frozenbyte's superb puzzle-platformer Trine dropped early on PC download services last week, there was a lot of assumption this week (on our part, among others) that the PlayStation Network version of the game would be out along with the service's weekly update yesterday. Unfortunately, that didn't happen, but Olivier Vermeille, a rep for publisher Nobilis, did slightly clarify the issue this morning on the PlayStation.Blog by mentioning the game will be out on PSN "by the end of July." That at least narrows down the release to one of the next three Thursdays.

I had a ton of fun with Trine on the PC and heartily recommend it, though I'll echo my statement in the review that if you have a PS3, you'd do yourself a service by waiting to see how the $20 PSN version turns out, since the game is $30 on the PC. There's a new trailer out today that does a great job of showing off the different ways you can use the three characters' abilities to approach the same obstacles. I think this video effectively shows why the gameplay is so satisfying.

  

There are several tricks in this trailer that I didn't even think of when I played through Trine (using the warrior's Storm Hammer to bounce those spiky balls over you? Madness!), so there's a lot of depth here that I think will encourage more than one playthrough. Plus, I've still got plenty of Steam achievements I need to chase down.

Thanks to Shacknews for the tip on this story.
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Posted by RYNO9881

wow, this games looks awesome

Edited by TopCat

awesome i really want this game!!!  what about coop  will it be online ??

Posted by MachoFantastico

Good, because that'll mean I actually afford to buy it now. Looks great and Brad was clearly pleased with it.

Edited by Krakn3Dfx
@TopCat said:
" awesome i really want this game!!!  what about coop  will it be online ?? "
Not...no.
Posted by sfighter21

Man, this looks amazing!  And that music!  So soothing...

Posted by Crono

That trailer was really well done and a great advert for the game as a whole.  Hopefully Trine will be out this upcoming week :D

Posted by DukeTogo

That's how you show a game.

Posted by mosdl

I wonder if the psn version will do 1080p - that would be awesome.

Plus I hope a psn demo will be out so I can decide if I want the PC or psn version.

Edited by Egge

Good to get a clarification on this; I've impatiently been checking PSN every night to see if Trine is up yet. That said, I can certainly a wait a little longer for a significantly lower price...

Posted by MAST

I'm just worried about how the controls will be on the the Playstation. This seems like such a mouse and keyboard type game. Will the right analog stick move the cursor around? I hope not, because i hate it when games do that. Try and make the controller function like a mouse.

Edited by Death_Unicorn

XBLA, please?

Posted by tmlim

I hadn't even heard of this game until today.  Looks awesome!  Since I don't play PC games anymore, I'm looking forward to the PS3 version!

Posted by Lunarbunny
@MAST said:
" I'm just worried about how the controls will be on the the Playstation. This seems like such a mouse and keyboard type game. Will the right analog stick move the cursor around? I hope not, because i hate it when games do that. Try and make the controller function like a mouse. "
I played coop with a friend on an XBOX 360 controller - the cursor only appears for the Wizard. Right analog aims and deploys the shield/arrows on the warrior/thief at the angle you have the stick at. Grappling hook is influenced by your left stick but is basically auto-aimed - good most of the time, although some frustrating moments.
Posted by RHCPfan24

Whoa that game looks really good. I will definitely get it when it arrives on PSN.

Posted by Subject2Change

Think i'd buy it on the PC over the PSN even with the price difference. Looks like it will play better on it control wise.

Posted by TheMustacheHero
@Death_Unicorn said:
" XBLA pls? "
Do you honestly think saying that will make a difference?
But anyways, since you are able to play with a 360 controller on the PC I'm sure there will be a XBLA version later on in the future...I mean, the more money the better, right?
Posted by Bubahula
@TheMustacheHero said:
"@Death_Unicorn said:
" XBLA pls? "
Do you honestly think saying that will make a difference?But anyways, since you are able to play with a 360 controller on the PC I'm sure there will be a XBLA version later on in the future...I mean, the more money the better, right?"

@TheMustacheHero:

they have already annonced an xbla release  its in a couple months
Posted by TwoOneFive

yeah...this game looks outstanding. 

just oozing with polish. 
Posted by LiK

looking forward to it. i hope the PSN port has no problems or i'll wait for the XBLA version.

Posted by day2daze
@Bubahula said:
" @TheMustacheHero said:
"@Death_Unicorn said:
" XBLA pls? "
Do you honestly think saying that will make a difference?But anyways, since you are able to play with a 360 controller on the PC I'm sure there will be a XBLA version later on in the future...I mean, the more money the better, right?"

@TheMustacheHero:
they have already annonced an xbla release  its in a couple months "
                   @TheMustacheHero
Naaa just because he's playing it, and or boobling it with a 360 controller doesn't mean nuthin, as any 360 user could tell you so im guessing your not one but the wired controllers plug n wit dat usb  and as such double as gamepads, so it's inconsequential really, ive heard you can just use it as a cursor on your desktop well most of the time if its not shit like mine.
                  @Bubahula
Really? Swheeeeet i was just about to comment on the matter, cause ya this game looks sick, i just started noticing it today



Posted by Media_Master

Very nice !!

Can't wait till it comes out to psn

Posted by fox01313

If it looks this great on XBL I'm definitely getting it, too bad that there's a bit of a wait on it to come out.