Maximum Games has pulled back the curtain on the plot for their upcoming adventure game, Troll and I. The story is, appropriately, about a young boy named Otto, living in the forests of 1950s Scandinavia. Otto and his family moved to the forest to get closer to nature, but Otto soon realizes what that entails when he befriends a massive forest troll. It isn't long before the government sends hunters out to kill the troll, forcing it and Otto into the wilderness to survive.
You don't see a lot of Scandinavian folklore in games and even when you do, trolls are typically villains as opposed to the nuanced creatures you see in myth. I'm excited that this game not only pays homage to the legends that inspired it, but also looks like a solid hybrid of adventure and survival gameplay. Troll and I arrives on PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 21st.
NEW TRAILER DETAILS ENCHANTING STORYLINE FOR UPCOMING MYTHICAL ADVENTURE GAME, TROLL AND I
Two Stories Become One in This Epic Tale of Friendship and Survival from Maximum Games
January 11, 2017 – Walnut Creek, CA – Video game publisher Maximum Games, in partnership with developer Spiral House, has today released a brand-new trailer for its upcoming action adventure game, Troll and I. Today’s trailer highlights the game’s heroes, Otto and Troll, and the challenges they will face together as their relationship grows and evolves over the course of their journey.
Taking place in the majestic mountains and lush forests of post-World War II, 1950’s-era Scandinavia, Troll and I follows the adventure of a teenage boy and the unlikely friendship he develops with a massive, mythical Troll. Though Otto moved to the backwoods with his family to live in harmony with nature, he now finds himself at the mercy of the unforgiving wilderness, ripped from his village when ruthless hunters looking for Troll destroy his home. Now with a bounty on his head, and forced into hiding to survive, Otto encounters and befriends Troll, an elusive creature of folklore and legend who has managed to stay hidden from the world…until now. Thrown together by circumstances out of their control, two stories of desperate survival become one.
Humans aren’t the only adversaries this duo will face off against during their journey. The hunters, in pursuit of their prize, have unwittingly awakened ancient evils from the depths of the earth, vicious kobolds and worse. Otto and Troll must work together, using their respective strengths and inherent skills to complement each other’s weaknesses if they are to survive the dire circumstances they find themselves in. No matter the unpredictable challenges they may face, be it supernatural or of this world, Otto and Troll have each other’s backs and will face them, together.
Troll and I features a combat system that allows contrasting abilities for each character: Troll and his highly damaging attacks can crush enemies in one blow while Otto incorporates more quick and nimble moves. Troll and Otto can also cohesively act as one to fight off rivals, solve puzzles and complete missions. Each employs their own distinct presence and gameplay functionality.
Utilizing cooperative split-screen multiplayer, play locally with a friend, as teamwork is absolutely pivotal to staying alive. With a dynamic duo like Otto and Troll, the local co-op feature allows for shared collaboration between two gamers, creating an experience equally captivating for both players.
Troll and I is currently in development from Spiral House and will be published by Maximum Games. The game will be available on March 21, 2017 in North America and on March 24, 2017 in Europe for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and digitally on PC. This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.
Troll and I is available to pre-order now for $49.99. Please visit http://www.trollandi.com for more pre-order and product information.
For more information on Maximum Games, please visit: http://www.maximumgames.com.
About Maximum Games
Maximum Games ranks as a top 15 global video game publisher of interactive digital entertainment spanning all genres and supporting multi-platforms. The company’s mission is to provide a proven and strong hands-on approach to publishing, marketing, and distribution. Established in 2009, the company is led by female entrepreneur Christina Seelye, a seasoned executive of digital consumer products and channel marketing. Under Seelye’s leadership, the company has been recognized with numerous awards such as “Fastest Growing Tech Company” by American Business Awards, and has made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for the past two years. Maximum Games has offices in both the US and UK, and continues to expand its scope of global publishing and distribution via direct reach and strategic partnerships. For more information on Maximum Games, visit the company’s website athttp://www.maximumgames.com.
About Spiral House
Spiral House is a UK based developer of interactive entertainment, focused on developing for all major home entertainment consoles, mobile devices and PC, for the global market. Established in 1999 by seasoned game developers Bobby Earl and Kevin Oxland, Spiral House traditionally followed the ‘work for hire’ business model developing partner’s IP, including various AAA and handheld titles for Sony (EyePet, MotorStorm, Wipeout Pulse, Vita Pets, and Little Big Planet), Activision (PC Blur) and many others. Now developing their own IP, with the first in a line of exciting titles being ‘Troll and I’, they have built a reputation within the industry for building creative games that focus primarily on game-play, unique features with depth and originality, whilst maintaining tight controls on the development process. For more information on Spiral House, visit the developer website at http://www.spiralhouse.co.uk.