Sitting in the Atlus booth, next to the appointment desk, was a demo of Trine. Atlus picked up the worldwide rights to publish the FrozenByte’s fantasy platformer on Xbox Live Arcade.
Trine is sort of like The Lost Vikings. Players control one of three staple classes: a warrior, female thief, and a wizard, and hop along to the end of the level. When you’re playing solo or with a partner you can rotate between the three classes. Trine has drop in co-op and once you have a full party you’re stuck with your character. I ended up with the thief.
As the nimble member of the group, the thief can swing to platforms with a rope. She also attacks with a bow and arrow when you point to targets with the right analog stick. The warrior can’t jump as far as the thief. He needs the wizard to help him by levitating boxes. Go teamwork! Trine felt like the kind of game that’s fun to play when people are over.
In case you missed Trine when it was announced for PC and PlayStation 3 check out this trailer, but ignore the PSN stuff. Atlus is only publishing Trine on Xbox Live Arcade. The PSN release may or may not come to North America. European publisher, Nobilis, holds the rights to the PlayStation 3 version.