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Ascaron bringing Frozenbyte's platform puzzler to the UK.

2nd April 2009

Trine, an original and absorbing action game from developers Frozenbyte, challenges players to battle with the forces of space, energy and motion in a magical kingdom. Trine will be released in the UK in summer 2009 by Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment.

Players control three different characters, each with their own devastating powers to create, destroy and interact with the world and its enemies in order to save the kingdom from evil.

At the heart of the game lie the main characters; the Wizard, the Warrior and the Thief. Each one is bound to a mysterious device called the ‘Trine’ and only one can be outside of it at the same time. Players can alternate between all of the game’s heroes, collecting ‘experience shards’ and new weapons to upgrade existing armoury and add new abilities or special moves to each character’s repertoire.

As the game progresses there are numerous hazardous puzzles full of physics-based action. For example, players can employ the magical skills of the Wizard to turn a wooden door into a magic carpet, defying gravity and levitating above vast ravines. The Thief’s grappling hook and rope can also be utilised to swing across large gaps and navigate between the tree tops of the dark, dense forest.

Trine features fluid gameplay, set in a captivating, fantasy world boasting impressive castles, striking statues and bizarre looking items of machinery. There are 16 different levels to complete and if a character is killed during the quest then the others can be used until a location is reached where dead characters can be revived.

Prepare yourself for Trine this summer and journey into the magical world of Trine with the new game trailer available here:

Fast facts:

Publisher: Nobilis

UK Distributor: Ascaron Entertainment


Developer: Frozenbyte

Release date: Q2/Q3 2009

PEGI: 12+

Format: PC

Genre: Platform Puzzle

About Ascaron Entertainment

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation provides a bespoke multi-format publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Amongst other titles, the Ascaron portfolio includes the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks, Blitzkrieg, Sherlock Holmes, Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez (PC), Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle (PC, NDS), TrackMania (PC, NDS), City Life (PC), King’s Bounty (PC) and Moto Racer (NDS).

About Nobilis

Nobilis, a Lyon based producer, publisher, and distributor of video games (PC, Xbox360TM, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PSPTM, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and Interactive DVDs) and video game accessories, was founded in 2001.

Nobilis Publishing has developed successful games such as: “My Baby Boy®” and “My baby Girl®” (Nintendo DS™), ” Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon”(PlayStation®2), “The Secrets of Da Vinci™”(PC), “Cleopatra™” (PC), and the famous franchises: “Hotel Giant” and “Moto Racer” with over 8 million units sold to date.

Nobilis has several distribution subsidiaries in France (Lyon), Spain (Madrid), Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg (Bruxelles), and an office in Italy (Rome). Nobilis Publishing games are already sold in over 40 different countries with the most prominent partners.

Nobilis is also a producer/distributor of accessories thanks to its own brand: Subsonic, a symbol of quality and innovation. These accessories are available for the following platforms: Xbox 360™, PSP™, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DS™, and Nintendo Wii™.

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