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Longtime adventure-game fans no doubt recognize Ron Gilbert. The veteran designer was behind genre touchstones including Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island. In his latest game, The Cave, seven unique characters have to explore a vast underground world. Sega just announced that it's publishing the downloadable game, which is being developed by Double Fine, and they've released the first trailer showing it in action.
Take a look at the clip to see characters including a monk, knight, hillbilly, scientist, and more flip switches, solve puzzles, and battle monsters. Players will be able to swap between each character at will (after choosing three from the seven), which is critical considering each of them has a unique ability. The hillbilly is able to hold his breath indefinitely, which makes him a great candidate for underwater exploration, while the knight can heroically protect his teammates from harm. Characters are able to unlock specific areas unique to themselves, which certainly makes it seem as though there's a nice amount of replay value, too.
The Cave is due out on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and various PC download sites in 2013.
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The gameplay looks a lot like Trine.
Good for SEGA and Double Fine!Double win!!
I love it already. Not nearly enough games ripoff The Lost Vikings, one of Blizzard's only unique titles. Combining that with the charm and storytelling/character focus that Double Fine is known for sounds like another must have downloadable from them!
If Double Fine stuck exclusively to downloadable games in the future, I would not complain. So long as they maintained the quality of Costume Quest, Stacking and Iron Brigade.
looks great and lovely to hear that the monkey island Ron gilbert is back in the game!
Now we'll get the self-entitlement monkeys appearing.
"I contributed money to the fund. But because what they produced isn't what I personally agree with, I'm going to complain."
"I can't believe they used my donated money to make this. It isn't specifically what I had in mind. Screw these guys, I'm the special snowflake here and I deserve better"
Well done guys, really. Keep up the good work.
this game would be perfect on Wii U using the Wii remote + nunchuck, and on the PS Move. PLEASE RELEASE THIS ON CONSOLES TOO, SEGA!! I HAVE A POS COMPUTER!!
NO! Don't let sega touch anything!
Looks pretty charming.
i think this would make a great multiplayer game.
not good enough