It’s been a long time coming for the follow-up of 2009’s Trine. Before the year is up, gamers will get to journey through the gorgeous 2D side-scroller sequel, Trine 2. Game Rant has the official launch trailer and we’ll tell you when you can expect to jump into new 3-player co-op sidescrolling adventures.

Trine 2 has been a little under the radar, but rest assured knowing that this title will be available December 20 for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade in North America, with a European release slated for a later date yet to be announced. Currently, Trine 2 is now available on Steam for PC and Mac. Unfortunately, there has been no word on the pricing for the US release, but the standard edition on Steam is going for £11.99 (roughly $19). The collector’s edition includes in a digital art book, developer commentary, and the original soundtrack from Ari Pulkkinen (Angry Birds, Outland fame) which costs £17.99 ($28).

If that wasn’t enough to satisfy, a dazzling trailer has been released in anticipation for the Trine 2 launch. This trailer displays an amazing amount of gameplay for Pontius the knight, Zoya the thief and Amadeus the wizard, showcasing not just single-player but co-op as well. The environments look stunning with tons of interactivity and 3D elements. There is a lot more action than story compared to the first Trine 2 trailer that was released a year ago. Watch the beautifully crafted gameplay launch trailer below:

Along with the release of the launch trailer, FrozenByte is sharing new screenshots from the game that only scratch the surface to what is in store for its release.

About Trine 2:

“Trine 2 takes gamers on another adventure with the powerful knight Pontius, the swift thief Zoya and the crafty wizard Amadeus. The three heroes embark on a new adventure more fantastic than ever, where you will have to survive lethal traps and terrifying monsters, solve many physics-based puzzles and unravel an epic mystery during a challenging campaign that can be played either solo or in co-op with up to 3 players online or offline! Featuring stunningly sumptuous visuals, a masterful original soundtrack, and clever physics-based gameplay, Trine 2 is the perfect mix of old-school platforming action, original physics-based level design, and cooperative multiplayer fun!”

How does Trine 2 compare to other side-scrolling adventure games that we’ve seen come out this year?

Trine 2 is out now on Steam for PC and Mac and will be available for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade before the year is up on December 20!

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