Trine 2 is a video game developed by Frozenbyte and was published by Atlus in December 2011. This video game is the direct sequel to Trine, another video game developed by Frozenbyte. Trine 2 is a side-scrolling action platform video game that also incorporates puzzle solving actions and fantasy themes. A platform video game requires a player to jump over obstacles, pits, and from one platform to another. Trine 2 also features a variety of puzzles scattered in each level. Players must solve these puzzles in order to get items or to proceed to another level. This game has two game modes: a story-based single player mode and a multiplayer mode. The game’s multiplayer mode has three types. First is the co-operative multiplayer where two to three players may cooperate in finishing a game level. The other types include a local area network and the online multiplayer types.
In Trine 2, players get to control three characters: Pontius the Knight, Zoya the Thief, and Amadeus the Wizard. Each character has their own unique skill that can be used to solve different types of puzzles. Amadeus the Wizard can use magic to grab onto certain objects in the game environment and create boxes or planks that can be used to get around the game level. Zoya the Thief can use her bow and arrows to strike faraway objects and grapple onto certain surfaces. Pontius the Knight relies on his strength and combat skills to defeat enemies, destroy walls, and deflect projectiles using his shield. Players can switch between these three characters to be able to access their special skills in solving in-game puzzles.