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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Returns to the Series' 2.5D Roots this Fall

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince received its first trailer today, showing that this game is much closer to 2.5D Trine 1 and 2 rather than the 3D Trine 3.

By Tomas Franzese

March 4, 2019

Earlier this year, Frozenbyte and Modus Games confirmed that they had partnered to work on Trine 4, the latest entry in the puzzle-platforming series that put Frozenbyte on the map. Today, the game was fully unveiled by the pair. It reverts back to the 2.5D sidescrolling art style that the first two games have and will be releasing across PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this Fall.

The developers have made a point to declare that Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince’s style is more like the original Trine and Trine 2 rather than the 3D Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power. This makes sense as going for a fully 3D game ended up being more difficult than expected on the development side of things, resulting in Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power being receiving more middlingly than the first two games.

Still, the return to the classic Trine formula doesn’t mean things are more simple; in fact, Frozenbyte and Modus Games are flaunting the game’s improved graphics, puzzles, four player co-op, and a fleshed out combat system, all of which can be seen in action by watching the game’s reveal trailer. As for the story, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince sees series protagonists Amadeus, Zoya, and Pontius searching for the titular Prince Selius as his destructive dreams are leaking into the real world.

For people who want to play the entire series on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Modus Games will actually be releasing Trine: Ultimate Collection this fall. Trine: Ultimate Collection contains all four games in the series, a digital soundtrack, digital art book, a reversible cover, and a map of Trine 4’s world.

You can check out the new trailer highlighting both of them below. Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is set to come to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch sometime in Fall 2019.

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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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