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First look code available if you fancy stepping into the armoured wellies of Pontius the Warrior.

7th May 2009

Trine, a unique and absorbing fantasy action game that challenges players to battle with the forces of space, energy and motion in a magical kingdom, will be released on PC in July 2009 by Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment. Pontius, the Warrior, is one of the game’s three heroes, whose immense strength and devastating power can be used to clear blocked pathways and obliterate enemies.

The playable first look code provides the opening two levels and is available now by contacting Media Safari. A trailer showcasing Pontius and the other characters Amadeus, the Wizard and Zoya, the Thief, can be viewed here: http://trinethegame.com/site/.

Pontius is the strongest and most physically imposing of the three heroes, destroying objects and enemies at will through sheer brute force. Whilst Amadeus creates objects and makes them levitate, Pontius demolishes anything that gets in the way. Brave, trustworthy and loyal, he longs to prove himself worthy of knighthood and is intent on saving the kingdom from the evil clutches of the undead armies.

At the start of Trine, Pontius is equipped with a sword and shield, enabling gamers to attack enemies, smash wooden doors and block the threat of falling objects such as rocks and bridges. As players collect ‘experience shards’, his sword gains a ‘flame attack’ covering the whole blade in fire for increased devastation. The flaming sword can also be used to illuminate pathways as players lead Pontius through dark shadowy forests full of ghost-like figures and silhouetted trees.

Pontius’ arsenal of weaponry and capabilities expand impressively as players guide him through the game’s 16 different levels. One of his upgrades is a ‘storm hammer’ that can smash through blockades such as stonewalls and radiates lightning strokes to wipe out enemy skeletons. Players can also strike the ground with the hammer causing a shockwave that sends objects flying through the air, killing bats and spiders.

Trine is scheduled for a PC release across the UK in July this year.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Nobilis

UK Distributor: Ascaron Entertainment

Web: www.trine-thegame.com

Developer: Frozenbyte

Release date: July 2009

PEGI: 12+

Format: PC / PSN

Genre: Action / Adventure

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™.

Official website: www.group-nobilis.com www.nobilis-games.com

About Frozenbyte

Frozenbyte is an independent game developer focused on games based on original IP for consoles and PC. Frozenbyte’s current original IP titles include the highly acclaimed Shadowgrounds™ series. The company’s next new title, Trine™, will be released on PlayStation®Network and PC in 2009, followed by another completely new title in 2009. In addition to the company’s own games, Frozenbyte helps its partners and clients create new concepts and IPs. Frozenbyte was founded in 2001 and is based in Helsinki, Finland.

Official website: www.frozenbyte.com

Trine™ © 2008-2009 Frozenbyte, Inc. Developed by Frozenbyte, Inc. Published by Nobilis. Nobilis and its logo are registered trademarks of Nobilis Group. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

"PlayStation" and "PLAYSTATION" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

For further press information please contact:

James Meredith / Matt King

Media Safari

T: +44 (0)1225 731388

E: jamesm@mediasafari.co.uk / mattk@mediasafari.co.uk


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