Frozenbyte has released a patch for Trine 2: Director’s Cut that adds support for voice chat and the Wii U Pro Controller, along with updated visuals. The patch is available right now in all regions, via the eShop. There’s a video after the break that shows the improvements to the visuals.
Frozenbyte has confirmed that their patch for Trine 2: Director’s Cut on the Wii U is set to be released in January, 2013. It was supposed to be released already, but here’s the reason why that didn’t happen:
It’s being tested by Nintendo. Right now the holiday period doesn’t help though – we were hoping to get it approved and released by Friday but alas, looks like it has to wait until early January now. (Pretty much the same goes for North America, although we did make one mistake with that build so it might be a couple of days later than Europe – but this isn’t exact science so who knows.)
The patch itself will include “support for Wii U Pro Controller, Voice Chat for online multiplayer, some new languages (German vocals for example), improved graphics (more vivid/better black colors), some controller improvements, and some minor things.”
And while it sucks that it was delayed, it’s nice to know it’s still on its way.
Looking for a good deal on the eShop? You might be interested in one of the following titles:
- Chasing Aurora — $7.49 until January 4th
- Little Inferno — $9.99 until January 4th
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut — $15.99 until January 7th
And at these prices, all of the the games might be worth picking up. But feel free to share what you feel is the best of these three games in the comments below to help other people make their decisions.
The developers of Trine 2: Director’s Cut for the Wii U (available now) have confirmed that an update will add voice chat functionality to the game in December. As with all games though, you can’t use the GamePad’s microphone for voice chat. You will need a separate headset.
You can check after the break to watch the launch trailer for Trine 2: Director’s Cut. The game is available right now through the eShop on the Wii U.
Lauri Hyvärine of Frozenbyte has shared in an interview that “everything we have seen and heard about the Wii U eShop sounds very promising”. How much have they seen though? Hopefully this is not just (almost) pure-optimism, but an expectation based on concrete evidence. But as for what Hyvärine wants the eShop:
Our hopes as developers are quite simple: inexpensive updating and easy certification process. That’s really it. If the Wii U eShop can deliver either one of these, or even both, then we will be very happy!
Happy developers, happy gamers. Fingers cross Nintendo can give them what they want.
There’s more footage from Trine 2: Director’s Cut after the break. And after playing a small amount of Trine 2 on the computer yesterday, I’m happy to say that this game is fantastic. I’ve had to stop myself from playing it so I can experience it on the Wii U though.