If you’re a 360 gamer who was looking forward to Trine, it looks like you’ll have to get your fix on the PC or PS3 platforms. The high detailed 2D puzzle-platformer was scheduled to be released last year, but that date has come and gone and the XBLA has seen neither hide nor hair of Trine. Joel Kinnunen of Frozenbyte recently stated on the company forums, “It’s out of our hands but most likely will not happen. Sorry. (We probably won’t comment on this any further.)”
One has to wonder with a statement like that, just why the game won’t be released on 360. If the game was developed enough to be released, perhaps licensing issues or other problems prevented the release. Joystiq contacted Microsoft for a statement, but it seems they’ve refused to shed any light on the cancellation as well.
Since Frozenbyte has stated the 360 release is out of their hands, once would assume Microsoft was not happy striking a deal with the company to release the game onto the 360 platform. It’s really a shame, because Trine is a great game that should be experienced by anyone who loves a good side-scrolling platform. If you haven’t, make an effort to try it out on the PC or PS3, you definitely won’t regret it.