The Trine series, by Frozenbyte, follows the story of three characters who become soulbound after a quest for treasure leads them all to the same place. A thief (Zoya), a knight (Pontius), and a wizard (Amadeus) must use the talents received in this incident to right wrongs. This is all well and good, except for the catch: Only one of the three may act on this plane of existence at a time. The other two must stay with Trine, the ancient artifact that gifted them with their powers while also holding command of them. Cooperation is necessary in order to progress through puzzles of increasing complexity, and each character’s skill is vital.
In Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, the powers gained through this soulbinding are no longer wanted (neither is the constant surveillance), and the search begins for a way for the trio to return these gifts to Trine. In order to do so, they attempt to use powers beyond their understanding and ability. Trine shatters with these efforts, and another quest begins to fix the damage done and prevent the consequences that meddling with such powerful forces would create. More puzzles, improved graphics, and a brand new story await players, who can choose to play by themselves, in local co-op, or in online multiplayer. This game is Frozenbyte’s first foray into 3D gameplay for the Trine series, and they’ve decided that Early Access is the best way to receive valuable feedback from users in order to make Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power the most pleasurable sequel they can.
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is coming to Steam Early Access on Tuesday, April 21, and will be priced at $19.99. Frozenbyte is also celebrating this event with a development livestream on Twitch, which will begin Monday, April 20, at 11:00 AM EDT. Follow Frozenbyte on Twitter for more announcements, and “like” their Facebook page for additional screenshots, videos, and the inside scoop on Trine-related devblogs.