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Frozenbyte Provides Free Content Expansion To Has-Been Heroes!

The expansion adds tons of new content for players to discover and includes the Trine heroes – Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief – as playable characters once you have unlocked the Epic Quest mode. The Epic Quest mode will be a true test of skill for the most veteran players as the heroes have no starting spells! Complete with custom animations (Amadeus attacks with a box!) and beautiful 2D visuals in the style of Has-Been Heroes, the Trine heroes definitely need to perform some heroic deeds to complete this quest from another universe!

We’ve also added a new region to the main game called the Sky Temple. Each Sky Temple run will include unique twists, new enemies and new bosses!

Updates to the main game include:

* 8 Young Heroes to unlock
* New “Sky Temple” region
* 120+ new spells
* 150+ new items

For players looking for another challenge, the expansion also brings two new game modes: “Challenge Mode” and “Seed Mode”. Challenge mode is a single difficult battle with pre-set loadout of characters, items, and spells. By completing a Challenge players unlock a new Young Hero. Seed mode allows players to share a seed number with friends and play the exact same game/run with a timer upon completion. Use this to host a competition between you and your friends and compare strategy.

I also want to post this message from us developers:

We are grateful that so many people have enjoyed the game and despite some of the criticism, we feel that we succeeded in making the game we wanted to make. Has-Been Heroes is tough but also a lot of fun when you understand the mechanics. Maybe we would do certain things a little differently, and we’d try to ease in the player (and reviewers) a lot better, but as far as the core game and gameplay mechanics, we’re happy. It’s been fun to see that a lot of you have been too!

So a big thank you to everybody who’s bought and enjoyed the game, it means a lot to us!

The free expansion is our way to thank you back, we started working on it in the spring and summer, and what started out as “let’s do a little bit of extra content” turned out to be a pretty major content add-on. Actually at some point we thought we should put a price on it, but after a while we figured that we rather have everybody have access to the same content and new features.

I hope this expansion gives everyone playing some hours of additional fun – or in other words, another 100 hours? 🙂 In addition to that, from a development standpoint this was a handy way for us to keep the team together “in-between” projects. A lot of the guys and gals who were on the Has-Been Heroes team are now working on our next game, Nine Parchments, coming out by the end of the year, and the experience we gained on working on Nintendo Switch has been super helpful with Nine Parchments too.

So in summary, thank you to everyone out there reading this and playing the game! We hope you continue to have fun. 🙂

– Joel, Frozenbyte team, developers of Has-Been Heroes

Source: Frozenbyte Website

Review of Frozenbyte’s Has-Been Heroes!

Here’s our video review of Has-Been Heroes by Frozenbyte for the Nintendo Switch.

Review of Frozenbyte’s Trine 2 – Director’s Cut!

Here’s our video review of Trine 2 – Director’s Cut by Frozenbyte for the Nintendo Wii U.

14 Wii U games discounted during Epic Indie Sale 2015; runs July 9th to July 23rd, 2015!

14 Wii U™ titles presented by 7 studios from 6 countries are on sale on Nintendo eShop!

Independent studios from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Netherlands have united for an epic sales promotion, on July 9th, 2015 the sale will go live in the eShop in Europe and North America! Fourteen Wii U games are on sale with a discount of 60 %. The only condition: You need to own or buy one of the participating games to qualify for the promotion. The independent game developers behind this promotion want to say thank-you to all of their fans and show all Wii U gamers that great games are made all over the world.

The offer includes some of the greatest indie-titles released on Wii U so far like Trine 2, Guacamelee, Runner 2, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Toki Tori 2, Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams.

The Epic Indie Sale will run from July 9th up to July 23rd, 2015.

Here is the full list of participating games:

– BIT.Trip presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Choice Provisions)
– EDGE (Two Tribes)
– Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Black Forest Games)
– Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (DrinkBox Studios)
– Mighty Switch Force 2 (WayForward)
– Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward)
– RUSH (Two Tribes)
– Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (WayForward)
– Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party (KnapNok Games)
– Swords & Soldiers (Two Tribes)
– Toki Tori (Two Tribes)
– Toki Tori 2+ (Two Tribes)
– Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte)
– Trine 2: Director’s Cut (Frozenbyte)

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Indie Spotlight – Trine: Enchanted Edition by Frozenbyte!

Spotlighting Frozenbyte’s indie game, Trine: Enchanted Edition, for the Nintendo Wii U!

Review of Frozenbyte’s Trine – Enchanted Edition!

Here’s our video review of Trine – Enchanted Edition by Frozenbyte for the Nintendo Wii U.

Trine: Enchanted Edition, due out in March for the Nintendo Wii U in NA and Europe.

Trine: Enchanted Edition will be available on the North American eShop this Thursday, March 12th. No exact date for the European release.

Nintendo of Europe today confirmed that FrozenByte’s remake of the original Trine, will be available from the Wii U eShop before the end of the month. Trine: Enchanted Edition features numerous improvements upon the original game and was made possible thanks to strong reaction Trine 2 received when it was released on the Wii U at launch.

For the full story, check out Nintendo Enthusiast’s site by clicking here.