Trine 2 Mac Beta Players Can Do Online Co-op Right Now

on November 23, 2011 8:30 PM

Atlus today announced that its side-scrolling multiplayer title, Trine 2, will have cross-platform capability between the PC and Mac versions starting … well, today, actually.

If you’re a Mac user and you’ve pre-ordered the game, you’re invited to participate in the game’s pre-release beta and, yes, this version of the game supports the cross-platform cooperative play that will be available in the game’s retail release.

Trine 2 is a side-scrolling action platformer wherein players may choose from three classes — wizard, thief or knight — in order to fight off monstrous dragons, zombies and other beasts in a lush and colorful world. Take a gander at the video after the jump to see what I mean.

The game looks beautiful in motion, and whereas the first title in the series allowed cooperative play on the same console, Trine 2 makes it possible to connect to two other players to quest together online. The game will be released on the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and digital download services sometime in December. MSRP for the digital download is $14.99, so the XBL and PSN releases should be consistent with that.

I get a Gauntlet Legends meets New Super Mario Bros. Wii vibe from what I’ve seen so far and, I’ve gotta say, I don’t dislike it. There’s nothing more fun than getting a couple of friends together to silently resent on another while somebody hogs all the powerups and health.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.