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Frozenbyte - Boxed Retail Release Of Trine 2: Director's Cut Is "A Possibility"

Posted by Andy Green

Seems unlikely, however

One problem with the Nintendo Network ID system is that you cannot currently transfer them between consoles. This of course means you can't nip over to your friend's house and sign in to your own NNID, and more crucially should anything happen to your Wii U you'll be reliant on Nintendo customer services to retrieve the purchases you made with it.

This is one reason some may be wary of purchasing games from the Wii U eShop - nobody wants to buy a game only to lose it because something happens to their console. With this in mind someone asked Trine 2: Director's Cut developer Frozenbyte on YouTube whether or not a physical version of the game would ever be released. Frozenbyte replied:

It's a possibility... we'd need a partner for it though, so even if we decide to go for it, it will in any case take a lot of time to arrange, so it's hard to say when it could happen... we'll see!

It seems the developer is open to the idea but the likelihood is still fairly low, considering it would need to find a partner and sales would be a little unpredictable due to many already downloading it from the Wii U eShop. A retail release would also most likely be more expensive than the download version, which may put many people off. Nintendo has said that in the future people will be able to transfer their NNIDs between Nintendo consoles and PCs so hopefully this ongoing problem will be rectified soon.

Would you like to see a physical version of Trine 2: Director's Cut? Let us know in the comments section below.


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User Comments (12)



EaZy_T said:

I would consider this if there is extra content, levels or commentary and such.

If Nintendo fixes their account system, more people would download games.



WiiLovePeace said:

I would consider this if it came as a 'Trine Collection' with Trine 1 in it & could use the save from the eShop version of Trine 2.



Firebird360 said:

I love my wiiu to death but the ID being tied to one console really needs to be addressed. Like eazyt said it actually does deter me from buying eshop titles, I'd like to some day buy a second wiiu for my living room and should be able to access my games I own, I mean pay for licencening of. On the real topic I would love a trine complete edition on disc, trine 1-2 and anything that got left on the cutting room floor.



Aviator said:

Let me know when they make Trine/2 a good game, then I'd look into buying a boxed copy of it.



JAPBOO said:

when did they say this? do you have the source? I'm worried, I have high hopes for a tied account and I have downloaded several ones on wii u due to the high prices at retails here in my country



Wolfgabe said:

@JAPBOO You didn't see the end of the article Nintendo said people would be able to transfer their NNIDs between consoles and PCs



DaveC said:

I would actually consider buying this if it was a physical copy.

The e-shop for Wii U and 3DS is WAY too restrictive and I avoid it. I like to be able to move my games from system to system at will and not have to first go online, ask permission, transfer and disconnect. What a hassle. I also like to actually own the games I paid for and not be at the whims of a third party service. Also believe it or not everyone does not have an always internet connected console for various reasons including they just don't want to.



SKTTR said:

No. Production cost and retail price would be too high, demand would be too low.
It's a perfect download title. A good game with enough content, great visuals, and tons of features. As a fact, it's the best selling Wii U eShop game, still #1 in most countries. Why should Frozenbyte change their strategy and make something risky when they're now on the winning side? The sales will grow on for quite a while as there'll be more WiiU users every day. If one day Trine's/Frozenbyte's WiiU-reputation can get high enough, then they could make a retail game. I say it's too soon now.



bricabrac said:

Definitely. I dream of it. This game is too good to be only digital. Some limited Collectors Ed. whoud be nice.



eirikr said:

That is a very good game, I think a retail release would attract more gamers to this title that in my opinion is awesome.

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