THQ Nordic and Frozenbyte have revealed that the upcoming installment in the Trine puzzle platformer series will be called Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy. The new game features the return of Amadeus the Wizard, Zoya the Thief, and Pontius the Knight, and will take players on a magical journey through 20 levels filled with traps and obstacles. Trine 5 will launch for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Switch, although a release date has not yet been announced.
New Features in Trine 5
Frozenbyte promises that Trine 5 will include a few new features, including a skill quest system and new tactical multi-phase boss fights. Like previous games in the series, players can play solo or invite up to two friends to join them in online or local cooperative play modes. However, Frozenbyte aims to keep things challenging by pitting players against the menacing Clockwork Knights and Rat Gang.
Challenging Combat and Adjustable Settings
Despite the new features, Frozenbyte has also made sure that the combat system of Trine 5 remains just as engaging and challenging. The developer has included adjustable settings for the game’s action, puzzles, and character resurrection for players who prefer a more relaxed experience. According to the studio, the puzzles will feature elements of replayability and dynamic physics, which will be sure to keep gamers engaged.
Return to the Roots of the Series
Trine 4, released in 2019, was hailed by many as a return to the roots of the series, after the divisive third installment – Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power – released in 2015. The upcoming Trine 5 entry also aims to bring back the magic that made the first games so beloved by fans, but with new features and elements that help to make it stand out against the previous entries.
Other Announcements from THQ Nordic
THQ Nordic – the publisher behind the game – also announced that Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed is being ported to Xbox One and PS4 on June 27. The new version of the game will only contain the game’s single-player content and is priced at $30. With THQ Nordic’s upcoming releases, it looks like gamers can expect plenty of exciting new titles to keep them entertained in the coming months.