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New fantasy platformer Trine announced for PSN

Shadowgrounds creator Frozenbyte has teamed up with the guys at Nobilis to develop Trine, a side-scrolling fantasy platformer for PC and PlayStation Network.

The game is perhaps best described as Castlevania with LittleBigPlanet’s physics and environments reminiscent of PlayStation Portable puzzler Fading Shadows. You guide three characters – a wizard, a thief and a warrior – through an ornate fantasy world rife with crumbling castles and magical contraptions, switching between characters at will to overcome a range of puzzles and enemies.

Each character has unique strengths and weaknesses. The wizard isn’t up to much in a brawl, but he can conjure blocks and panels out of thin air to bridge gaps, clamber over walls and so forth. The warrior, as his name implies, can cut through the game’s undead foes with ease, and is also able to smash fragile objects. Last but not least, the thief has tremendous agility and does a nice line in bow attacks.

From the looks of the sumptuous trailer, this could be yet another jewel in PSN’s crown. Trine is slated for release in Q2 2009.

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