Trine 3 gameplay video goes deep into the third dimension

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IGN has posted a Trine 3 gameplay video demonstrating how Pontius, Zoya, and Amadeus—that would be the warrior, the thief, and the wizard—will interact in the game's newly-3D world.

The video runs about nine minutes in total, and shows all three characters in action, doing what they do best: Pontius smashing things, Zoya climbing on them, and Amadeus levitating them. The difference is that they're now doing it in three dimensions, which as you can imagine adds a certain element of complexity to the proceedings.

And therein lies the one area of concern I have about the game. Trine is a platformer that relies heavily on physics-based puzzles, and maneuvering through the trickiest of them is tough enough in two dimensions. Having to deal with a third, while Amadeus is juggling cubes or Zoya is trying to land a particularly difficult swing, might lead to frustration if it's flubbed. On the other hand, I've often wished that I could 'go deeper' into Trine's gorgeous locales, to explore a bit, or at least get a closer look at all the window dressing that makes it so magical, and now I'll be able to. So, maybe this is a good thing?

I hope it is. We'll know when Trine 3 is out later this year.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.