Intended to be one of the premier digital download games on the freshly launched Wii U (and indeed it was for the console's North American launch), indie developer Frozenbyte has regrettably informed us that the release of Trine 2: Director's Cut has been delayed for Australian consumers.
Admitting full responsibility, the developer explains that they did not submit the game to the Australian Classification Board in time to make the launch, an oversight they did not repeat for the European PEGI rating, which will be available when the Wii U launches in Euro territories over the next 24 hours.
The game is now expected on the Wii U's Australian marketplace in Mid December, and a 20% launch discount will still reportedly apply:
The regular AUD price is $19.99 and the discounted is $15.99. Same for
New Zealand is 24.99 NZD and 19.99 NZD. Trine 2: Director's Cut includes the main game, the new Goblin Menace expansion, and the Wii U exclusive Dwarven Caverns level
You can watch the trailer for Trine 2: Director's Cut below.
"Where the game truly shines, however, is when you’re teaming up with two other players in the much hyped cooperative mode, which puts all three characters on screen at the same time. Allowing for simultaneous actions provides a much more fluid style of play -- especially when you’re sitting on vent or Skype and setting up a chain of actions to move past a puzzle that requires everyone to work in unison.
Indie developer Frozenbyte have today launched Trine 2, the followup to the original physics-based, side scrolling, threeway platforming adventure that endeared many back in 2009, selling over a million copies.
Trine 2 takes gamers on another adventure with the powerful knight Pontius, the swift thief Zoya and the crafty wizard Amadeus.
The three heroes embark on a new adventure more fantastic than ever, where you will have to survive lethal traps and terrifying monsters, solve many physics-based puzzles and unravel an epic mystery during a challenging campaign that can be played either solo or in co-op with up to 3 players online or offline!
James has been busy on AusGamers review duty for this new effort and things are looking good. Check out this review to find out just how good.
Trine 2 can now be found on Steam for PC and Mac, and you can purchase Steam keys directly from the developer at the budget price of USD$14.99 (USD$24.99 for the collector's edition), or if you're more patient, a DRM free option and a Linux version is promised early 2012.
Xbox 360 owners can also expect Trine 2 on XBLA come December 21st 2011, and for PlayStation 3 users, the Aussie PSN launch date is currently unconfirmed, but expected "around the same time".
Finally, you can also watch the game's new launch trailer embedded below.