Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power First Look

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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As you can see above, Frozenbyte’s upcoming platforming title, Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, continues the series’ tradition of breathtaking visuals brimming with detail. The game’s 2015 release on both PC and home consoles is confirmed, but there are no specifics as to which consoles the game will come to. Trine 2: Director’s Cut and Trine: Enchanted Edition have both come to Wii U’s eShop, so there is certainly hope that Trine 3 will follow suit. Either way, the game would undoubtedly be a welcome addition to the Wii U eShop.

Trine 3 expands the gameplay of the first two games, allowing full 3D movement for the first time in the series. There are also still some areas that play like a 2D platformer, as well. The full 3D movement looks nearly flawless in the footage below. The camera seems to be very well done and not the least bit wonky, as it rotates and pans just right so the player can always see what he or she is doing. The video is divided into three parts, one for each of the game’s playable characters (Pontius the Knight, Zoya the Thief and Amadeus the Wizard). Each character has their own special abilities. For example, Amadeus can spawn blocks using his magic, and Zoya can fire arrows and use a rope. The video below is courtesy of IGN.

Whether Trine 3 will come to Wii U may still be up in the air, but the game looks like it is shaping up to be a great sequel indeed. Having played the first two Trine games, I know the kind of excellent work the developers are known for. Even if you haven’t played the first two titles, Trine 3 is a game that should definitely be on your watch list if you are into platformers, as the Trine series are all excellent platforming games. While Trine 3 is still a ways off, you may want to dig into the first two games in the meantime to try them out or to relive them if you are already a fan.

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.