Finnish videogame developer Frozenbyte has revealed new details on the recently announced Wii U exclusive version of Trine 2, set to be known as Trine 2: Director’s Cut. Intended to be launched in the holiday season of 2012, Trine 2: Director’s Cut features the critically acclaimed original videogame with numerous enhancements and gameplay polish, alongside a new game mode called the ‘Magic Mayhem,’ designed exclusively for Wii U.
“We are thrilled to work on Wii U and bring the best version of Trine 2 to the platform,” said Lauri Hyvärinen, CEO of Frozenbyte, and continued: “Trine 2: Director’s Cut features many things that we had to cut from the original release on other platforms and a completely new user experience tailored especially for Wii U. We are also going to introduce the new “Magic Mayhem” party mode that brings the frantic multiplayer of Trine 2 into a more challenging environment where players can battle and laugh together.”
In addition to the aforementioned bonus content, the upcoming new expansion for the Trine 2 campaign is also planned to come out on Wii U.
“Simultaneously we are working on the upcoming expansion for Trine 2, which will come out on Wii U at the same time. It will provide an even more exhilarating adventure following the heroic trio of Amadeus, Pontius and Zoya – or as otherwise known, the Wizard, the Knight and the Thief. The expansion is our best work yet and absolutely stunning in every respect, and is going to be a fantastic experience on Wii U.” Explains Hyvärinen.
Trine 2: Director’s Cut will present an accessible new control system designed for Wii U, designed for both casual and hardcore gamers while taking full advantage of the touchscreen for intuitive character controls. Online and local co-op with up to three players will be available, with special multiplayer features for Wii U GamePad and support for up to three Wii Remotes in the all new Magic Mayhem mode.
Trine 2: Director’s Cut is intended to be released on Wii U during the holiday season. Trine 2 is currently available on Steam for PC/Mac, the Mac App Store, Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360, PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3, and Linux. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on the Trine videogame franchise.