New Dev Diary for Trine 4 Showcases Development

Frozenbyte and Modus Games have released a new video discussing the development of Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince.

The video, which you can find above, discusses some of the development decisions Frozenbyte made when creating Trine 4, and how the company has evolved over their 10 years of operation.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince promises to be the largest Trine game to date, and will be releasing this fall for Windows PC (via Steam), PS4, Switch, and Xbox One. It will be released simultaneously with Trine: Ultimate Collection, a retail bundle that includes all four games alongside some extra features.

Here’s a rundown of the game:


Experience the most complete Trine ever created!
The Trine series returns to the magic of 2.5D with Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince! The three heroes of the best-selling adventure series are back, sent on a quest to retrieve the troubled young Prince Selius. Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief are joined together once again on a thrilling quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes teeming with danger.

Prince Selius suffers from intensely dark dreams and, due to his magical talents, monstrous nightmares are able to slip into reality and wreak havoc on the waking world. Amadeus, Pontius, and Zoya must find the afflicted prince and resolve the desperate situation before the world is engulfed by the Nightmare Prince’s shadows.

Trine 4 reaches new heights in the series, bringing the most complete gameplay experience ever to fans and new players alike!

Key Features

  • Gorgeous, 2.5D landscapes. Explore uniquely designed levels in beautiful, 2.5 dimensions, from breathtaking ruins and haunted tombs to tranquil birch groves and blueberry forests.
  • Local and online multiplayer. Play with up to 4 players online or in local co-op.
  • Captivating storytelling. Follow the story of a haunted prince as you journey through magical fairytale landscapes inhabited by friendly creatures, as well as a host of nightmarish foes.
  • Dynamic puzzle-solving. Solve puzzles – solo or with friends – that feature fire, air, light, magnets, electricity and more, with challenges tailored to the number of players.
  • Abundant skill trees. Unlock diverse abilities and amazing new skills.
  • Completely revamped combat system. Experience the heroes’ own bloodcurdling nightmares in boss fights featuring an enriched combat system with fresh challenges and thrilling action!
  • Enchanting soundtrack. Enjoy a wondrous soundtrack with songs that bring life to each new environment.
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