Spring is a wonderful time full of now beginnings and new life as the dead outdoors begins to regain its color. This poses a problem to the gaming industry as gamers are encouraged to leave their games and enjoy real life experiences. Gaming Companies combat this natural process in many ways, including the consumers favorite method: sales. Well, Trine 2 has come upon an amazing sale. That’s right, for the rest of April on the Wii U eShop you can pick up the amazing 3-player title uniting all walks of life for the low, low price of $9.99, which is a full $10.00 off of the original price. -Ryan Baxter
There is no excuse to pass this amazing title by, so go and download it today!
Trine 2 has been a long loved digital title, stored in the safety of our systems. However, there is a strong side to the gaming world that is overlooked by these simple, cheap copies of games: physical copies. While this may seem an obvious statement at first, take a moment to think about the meaning of this statement. You can’t hold these digital copies. They’re not something you can have, stack up on a shelf, or flash to your friend at school or work to inspire jealousy. What you have is the game in its simplest form, the gameplay. There is so much that you get from going out and picking up the title, handing over hard earned cash and getting back a piece of plastic that you know is full of wonders, and that final anxiety of having a game but not being able to play it for the seemingly infinite ride home. Well, Trine 2 could be arriving to this emotional existence in the coming months. It’s currently a $19.99 eShop download-only title on the Wii U, but there has been talk by developers about bringing the title into the world of physical games. However, there are a few obstacles the developer, Frozenbyte, has to face before making this leap. The greatest obstacle is the acquiring of a publishing partner, someone to finance the creation of the physical discs. This step is expected to be quite lengthy.
Would a physical copy of Trine 2 inspire you to pick up the game? -Ryan Baxter
Who’s Frozenbyte? These guys are the developers of the Trine series, which made its debut on PC, PSN, Mac, Linux, and OnLive in 2009. The developers are bringing the series to the Wii U eShop with Trine 2: Director’s Cut, which improves on the original Trine 2 (released in 2011) in every way possible. Frozenbyte’s Lauri Hyvärinen seems to enjoy the Wii U eShop, and has shared his thoughts on it:
“Nintendo is taking online very seriously with Wii U. Everything we have seen and heard about the Wii U eShop sounds very promising.”
“Our hopes as developers are quite simple: inexpensive updating and easy certification process. That’s really it. If the Wii U eShop can deliver either one of these, or even both, then we will be very happy!”
So it looks like even Hyvärinen hasn’t really seen much of the eShop himself, but is definitely very confident about it, since the company is bringing this game to the system at launch. If you guys are interested in the Wii U eShop, I can write a speculation article on it if you like. Stay tuned for more on Trine 2: Director’s Cut!
Source: Nintendo Everything
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You might remember Trine 2: Director’s Cut from last June’s E3 2012 expo. This high fantasy puzzle solver is said by the creator to be 27% more awesome than the original Trine 2 (recently released for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360), and is a Wii U exclusive download slated for a release on the Wii U eShop at the system’s launch later this year. In the August issue of Nintendo Power, the NP crew gave us a closer look at what we’ll get our impatient hands on later this year. Stay tuned for scans and more tomorrow. -Greg Boe (admin)
It’s obvious that there were some awesome games announced at Nintendo’s E3, but I see a lot of potential in Frozenbyte’s first Nintendo Wii U game, Trine 2: Director’s Cut. Because of the words “Director’s Cut”, it’s quite obvious that this game is, in fact, a port. This port has Wii U exclusive features; More than 100 improvements to the original game, including polished gameplay features, level geometry adjusts, new vocals and character interactions, and user experience improvements. Continue reading for the screenshots! -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)