I'll admit to being slightly out of the loop on this, having not known the game was even revealed, but Trine developer FrozenByte has announced Shadwen, a brand new IP, will be launching this coming May on PC. It's a pure stealth game in which you play as assassin Shadwen, who encounters an orphan girl called Lily. Shadwen's on a quest to kill the king, and naturally she thinks it's a fantastic idea to drag a small child along for the ride. Think 'Léon goes medieval' and you're pretty much there.
As you'd expect so soon after Trine 3, you can clearly see in the first gameplay footage that Shadwen uses the same framework, with grapple hooks aplenty and stacks of physics-based environmental conundrums. This time the entire game is in 3D though, giving FrozenByte the chance to really flex its creative muscles. Considering how gorgeous the Trine series was, you'd do well to keep an eye on the newly released Shadwen system requirements to ensure you can run it.
Shadwen Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows Vista 32-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-2115C 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.1GHz
- RAM: 4 GB System Memory
- GPU: GeForce GTX 260 or Radeon HD 4870
- HDD: 4 GB available space
- DX: DirectX 10
Shadwen Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66 GHz or AMD Athlon X4 750 3.4 GHz
- RAM: 8 GB System Memory
- GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 6850
If you played the recent Trine 3, and I don't blame you if you didn't because it was a bit of misstep for FB, then these are a very similar set of system requirements. Shadwen clearly lacks the visual panache of Trine, but it does make for a very reasonable set of system requirements. Any gaming rig bought in the last five or so years should be more than capable, although it must be said that FrozenByte has said 64-bit Windows is a must if you want to enable the highest graphics options.
There's not the greatest gulf between minimum and recommended requirements for Shadwen, but it's the sort of title that likely won't have a huge amount of graphics options to tweak. That said a mid-range GPU from four or so years ago can dial everything to max, so the majority of PC gamers should be absolutely fine playing Shadwen at High graphics settings.
Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Shadwen System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Shadwen benchmark chart.