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Frozenbyte show the first Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince trailer

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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince was first leaked by European Union back in 2018 and then officially announced two weeks later by Frozenbyte. The game has now received the first gameplay trailer and a release window set during Fall 2019.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince will be going back to the series beloved 2.5D platforming as Frozenbyte gave up on the 3D that was not as well received with the third instalment. Technically, the game was not hated but the mixed reception on Steam with 67 per cent positive reviews is way worse than the first and second Trine's 96 and 94 per cent, respectively.

The trailer shows some gameplay and it is immediately apparent that the series will retain its beautiful scenery while employing side-scrolling platforming. Trine 4 will once again bring Amadeus, Pontius and Zoya together as they attempt to stop the nightmares of Prince Selius whose magic affinity helps said nightmares break out into reality.

While not officially confirmed, Prince Selius could be the fourth adventurer as Frozenbyte teased co-op with up to four players. The addition of a possible fourth player will apparently change the puzzles' structure in order to cater to the number of players in the game.

According to the description on Steam, players will have abundant skill trees for their characters and the combat was revamped to bring a refreshing take on the game. 

In general, the game looks and sounds great, based on the info that was revealed so far. One worrying detail are the beefy system requirements listed on Steam. Apparently, i7 4770 or AMD FX-8350 CPU and GTX 960 or Radeon R9 280 are listed in the minimum requirements which either means the game is poorly optimised for PC or Frozenbyte messed up when listing the minimum and recommended PC specs.

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Let's hope for the latter, as it is not a long shot. Recommended PC specs are not listed on Steam yet, which could hint at a wrong listing of the system requirements. Trine 4 - The Nightmare Prince is coming in the later half of 2019 to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.