Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will release on PS4 "in time for Christmas", Frozenbyte has announced. Although a specific release date was not revealed, the developer said that it will most likely be out next week.
The Artifacts of Power includes seven story-driven chapters and 11 puzzle-solving, skill-focused Lost Pages. The Quest for Cake level, which was recently released on the PC version, will also be included. Just like in previous Trine games, Trine 3 offers three playable characters, each with its own abilities and skills: Pontius the Knight, Zoya the Thief and Amadeus the Wizard.
"The story starts off with the Heroes growing tired of their duties," Frozenbyte said about the game's story. "They try to return their extraordinary gifts to the Artifact called Trine, and so they meddle with powers beyond their understanding: Trine shatters and a heartless ancient sorcerer escapes. With only a broken artefact to guide them, the heroes must try and repair the damage they've caused"¦ or the damage that might yet be done."
The game features 1080p resolution and runs at 60fps, while also supporting local co-op multiplayer up to three players and stereoscopic 3D. For those that live in Europe, the game also offers full language support for English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Brazilian-Portuguese, and subtitle support for Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Simplified Chinese and Finnish.
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power had its own issues when it released on Steam in August. Many players were unhappy with several aspects of the game, with the game's short length and cliffhanger story ending being the main for fans' backlash. At the time, Joel Kinnunen, the vice president of Frozenbyte, apologized to fans and admitted that the future of the series was now uncertain. Will the release of Trine 3 on PS4, and possibly other platforms, save the franchise? Only time will tell.
Source: PlayStation Blog