TROLL AND I
A local co-
By JAY TEE
Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Offline, split screen, campaign co-
Although big budget releases have a tendency to leave split screen support on the cutting room floor, the ease of access to modern indie titles has given couch co-
However, Troll and I is also entirely playable in single player, offering seamless switching between Otto (the stealthier of the two characters seen in the screenshot below) and Troll (an appropriately named brute with a heavier focus on combat). Beyond support for co-
We’ve broken down the key information released following its announcement, along with some hopes for the final release. Troll and I is due for release on March 21st 2017 in North America, and March 24th 2017 here in the UK, with a Switch version following later in Spring 2017.
The relationship between the two characters seems really well thought out, and should offer some nice asymmetric gameplay opportunities as you travel the environment and solve puzzles.
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For anyone keen on showing off their Nintendo Switch to friends after launch, Troll and I is looking set to be a reliable pick. Support for other platforms is welcome, but the idea of being able to hand a Joy Con off to a buddy is too good to pass up. We’ll have more coverage of Troll and I leading up to its release in March (and for Switch in Spring 2017).
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