"The cross-platform multiplayer between Windows and Mac makes it easier to find people to play with, allowing everyone to enjoy the full co-op potential of the beta and the upcoming game," stated Lauri Hyvärinen, CEO of the Finnish development house.
The press release also announced that the two-level PC beta now supports nVidia 3D Vision. "Trine 2 looks stunning with 3D Vision. We knew it was going to be good but it really caught us by a surprise just how great it looks. Trine 2 has been built in full 3D, and while some of this may go unnoticed when the game is played normally, 3D Vision makes it pop out in a way that is just amazing," Hyvärinen stated.
Trine 2 is currently available for pre-purchase now on Steam and other digital distributors, including GamersGate and soon Direct2Drive. The regular edition is priced at $14.99/12.99 euros/11.99 pounds. The Collector's Edition is available for $24.99/19.99 euros/17.99 pounds. The Collector's Edition includes a digital artbook with developer commentary and the original soundtrack by composer Ari Pulkkinen. All versions will use Steamworks regardless of distributor.
Gamers willing to wait can also enjoy a DRM free version of Trine 2 later in 2012, which presumably will be available from Good Old Games (GOG.com).