Developer confirms Trine 3 will happen, eventually
Trine 2: Director’s Cut has proven to be a popular title in the Wii U eShop for many reasons. It’s a very good game for a start, something we pointed out in our Trine 2: Director’s Cut review, and it has some of the most glorious HD visuals ever seen on a home console; it really showed what Wii U was capable of from the off.
Considering the series’ popularity it’s probably not going to come as a surprise to hear that the game’s developer, Frozenbyte, has stated Trine 3 will be made at some point in the future — however it won’t be happening any time soon. In an interview with Gaming Bolt, Frozenbyte spoke about what it has planned for 2013:
We will be moving on to other IP as we feel this is the best way for us to grow as a company. 2013 will be quite a year for us and we aim to please with some cool announcements. As for the Trine franchise, it is clearly our most successful so far making a third instalment a no brainer. Having said that, we don’t want it to feel like Trine 2.5, but rather a large leap and something even more awe inspiring. So that might take a while.
In our interview with Frozenbyte’s sales and marketing manager Mikael Haveri we learnt that the Magic Mayhem DLC pack, which was intended to be a Wii U exclusive, was currently “on the backburner”, and it looks as though this is still the case with the developer saying it will be weighing up whether to work on future DLC or to concentrate on creating a third Trine game.
Frozenbyte clearly sees the potential in Wii U and has often commented on the indie-friendliness of the new platform. It stopped short of commenting on what the future may hold for the Wii U eShop, but did go on to say that so far “it is the console to beat”.
What are your thoughts on this? Would you be disappointed if Magic Mayhem never saw the light of day on Trine 2: Director’s Cut? Let us know in the comments section below.