Are you a fan of the Trine series of physics-based puzzle-platformers? If so, you'll be delighted to know that a fifth installment is on the way. Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy has been announced, and it once again reunites the unlikely heroes Zoya, Pontius, and Amadeus against a dastardly plan to take over the kingdom.
The announcement trailer for Trine 5 promises more of the fantasy puzzle-platformer action you've come to know and love. It shows the three heroes using their abilities to traverse their environments in creative ways; Zoya's arrows can ricochet to hit switches and far-off objects, Amadeus can manipulate objects, and Pontius can use his sword as a platform. You can check out the trailer right here.
Frozenbyte and publisher THQ Nordic are promising "Trine's deepest and visually richest chapter to date" in Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy. The game, which will offer 20 levels to explore, supports up to 4 players in either local or online co-op, but you can also play it in single-player if you like. Accessibility is also a big concern for the devs, who say they "welcome everyone's own playstyle".
Part of that accessibility focus is an "upgraded puzzle difficulty system" that dynamically changes how tricky the puzzles are based on how many players are involved. If it's just you, then you might be given an easier time, but when four of you are playing together, things are going to get pretty fiendish. That system will also apparently apply to combat, with difficulty being adjusted depending on player count.
Other features coming to Trine 5 include customizable outfits for all three heroes, as well as new characters (and returning favorites if you're a series fan) and "tactical multi-phase boss fights". This will be "Trine's most epic tale yet", according to the devs, and it'll feature a higher count of levels, puzzles, and battles than previous games. In short, if you're already a Trine fan, you'll almost certainly love this.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy arrives on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch this summer. No release date has been announced just yet, so watch this space for more.