App Store and Linux versions on Trine 2 will receive Goblin Menace at a later date, while the game's Wii U port will ship with the new content included. The DLC is accompanied by a two-gig update to the game itself, which ensures that both expanded and non-expanded copies of the game behave properly in multiplayer.
Smaller gameplay updates are also being implemented, such as arrows that show a player's location while in multiplayer, in addition to other miscellaneous adjustments and fixes. Frozenbyte encourages all Collector's Edition kids to contribute their feedback to the game's Steam forum.
Beta version of the expansion available until launch to Collector's Edition owners on Steam
Helsinki, Finland - 30 August 2012 - Finnish game developer Frozenbyte has announced September 6th as the release date for its upcoming game Trine 2: Goblin Menace on Steam (PC/Mac). Trine 2: Goblin Menace is an expansion to the award-winning action adventure game Trine 2, featuring an all-new campaign spanning six unique levels and new skills that are also playable in the original game.
In preparation for the Goblin Menace expansion, Trine 2 on Steam has been updated with a major 2 GB patch to make sure the game and the new expansion work together in multiplayer. Some of this work is still ongoing and will bring many long-requested features to all Trine 2 players, including an arrow indicator of other players location in multiplayer, lots of minor gameplay changes and additions and technical fixes.
Moreover, current Trine 2: Collector's Edition owners on Steam get immediate access to a beta version of Goblin Menace, featuring the first two levels. Once the Goblin Menace expansion is available for purchase on September 6th, the beta will end.
"We wanted to give our loyal fans something extra and also get some early feedback before the official launch. The Goblin Menace is compatible with the original Trine 2 in multiplayer, and this is one of the areas we want to focus on during the beta test. We've been working on the Goblin Menace for almost a year and are very proud of it. We can't wait for all the feedback!" said Lauri Hyvärinen, CEO of Frozenbyte.
Beta feedback can be directed at the Trine 2 forums on Steam where Frozenbyte will be taking notes and commenting on the feedback. Link: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=644
Trine 2: Goblin Menace will cost $7.99/6.99 EUR, with a small launch discount for early buyers on Steam. The expansion is first released for PC and Mac, and will then soon be released on the Mac App Store, and on Linux.
Trine 2: Goblin Menace will also be included in Trine 2: Director's Cut for Nintendo's Wii U™ system. The Director's Cut also includes a number of enhancements to the original game and Wii U exclusive features. More information, including pricing and release date, will be announced later.