I had a chance to sit down with the developer of the game and they were extremely informative about what they were doing. First, the developers seem to be extremely happy about the Wii U version of the game. It was explained to me that the added touch screen controls really enhance the game and one of them stated that he preferred to play that way. Having played the game myself, I can agree with that sentiment. Doing moves by writing on the touch screen feels good and I agree with them that it is a nice way to play the game.

They also told me that the game runs in 720p on the Wii U, but will have some AA going on to enhance the image compared to the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game has some beautiful art, but those expecting 1080p may be a little disappointed. None of that should matter since the art and animation is fantastic.

Trine 2 will be releasing later this year on the Wii U. On top of that the game will come with the new expansion. The PC version will also be getting the expansion as well.

From the press release:

    Finnish game developer Frozenbyte has today announced that the best version of its acclaimed fantasy adventure game Trine 2 is in development exclusively for Nintendo’s Wii U™. Intended to be launched in the holiday season of 2012, Trine 2: Director’s Cut features the critically acclaimed original game with numerous enhancements and gameplay polish, alongside a new game mode called the “Magic Mayhem”, designed exclusively for Wii U. The upcoming new expansion campaign is also planned to come out on Wii U.

    “We are thrilled to work on Wii U and bring the best version of Trine 2 to the platform,” said Lauri Hyvärinen, CEO of Frozenbyte, and continued: “Trine 2: Director’s Cut features many things that we had to cut from the original release on other platforms and a completely new user experience tailored especially for Wii U. We are also going to introduce the new “Magic Mayhem” party mode that brings the frantic multiplayer of Trine 2 into a more challenging environment where players can battle and laugh together.”

    “Simultaneously we are working on the upcoming expansion for Trine 2, which will come out on Wii U at the same time. It will provide a fantastically exhilarating adventure following the heroic trio of Amadeus, Pontius and Zoya – or as otherwise known, the Wizard, the Knight and the Thief. The expansion is our best work yet and absolutely stunning in every respect, and is going to be a fantastic experience on Wii U.”

    Trine 2: Director’s Cut (Wii U exclusive & planned for holiday season)
    Director’s Cut is “the developers’ vision of Trine 2” fully formed
    Physics-based puzzles with fire, water, gravity and magic
    Accessible for both casual and hardcore gamers thanks to the new control system designed for Wii U, taking full advantage of the touch screen for intuitive character controls
    More than 100 improvements to the original game, including polished gameplay features, level geometry adjusts, new vocals and character interactions, and user experience improvements
    Online and local co-op with up to three players, with special multiplayer features for Wii U GamePad™ and support for up to three Wii Remotes™.
    Superb graphics and next-gen visuals using impressive technical effects, making Wii U the definite console version
    Upgrade your characters to suit your play style and to learn amazing new skills
    Save anywhere to play as long or short sessions as you like and use the Unlimited Character Mode and Game+ for replay value
    Hidden collectibles for extra adventuring
    Amazing 19-track fantasy soundtrack
    Full language support for English, French, German and Spanish, and optional subtitling for more than 10 languages
    Campaign support for the new skills from the upcoming expansion
    Director’s Cut includes the exclusive Magic Mayhem “party mode” for up to 4 players in online and offline multiplayer

    Trine 2 expansion campaign (included in the Director’s Cut)
    Add-on content for Trine 2
    A new adventure featuring the Heroes struggling against new goblin villainy
    New skills for each character with new possibilities for puzzle solving
    5 new levels chock-full of new puzzles, hazards, enemies and contraptions
    Completely new environments ranging from burning desert to snowy mountains to the insides of a giant sand whale
    Trine 2: Director’s Cut is intended to be released on Wii U during the holiday season. Trine 2 is currently available on Steam for PC/Mac, the Mac App Store, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Linux.