Sega and Double Fine announce ‘The Cave’

May 25, 2012

Sega have announced today a partnership with Double Fine Productions, Tim Schafer’s company which has been behind great games such as Psychonauts and Stacking.

This partnership has yielded a game from the mind of Ron Gilbert, one of the original guys at LucasArts responsible for SCUMM and the Monkey Island games. In his words:

“The concept of The Cave has been bouncing around in my head for many, many years, and then the little voices that tell me to do things said it was time to make the game. I’m thrilled to be working with amazingly talented folks at Double Fine and ecstatic that the team at SEGA believes in adventure games and quirky ideas.”

All we know so far can be found in a teaser trailer and a quirkily worded press release, which claims, “If you enjoy rappelling, spelunking and dark rocky caverns then be prepared to be disappointed! And then intrigued. And then AMAZED. And then disappointed again, but only for a minute. Then relieved, amused, bewildered, excited, and satisfied. In that order. Your first clue that The Cave is a place like no other will come just after you assemble your team of three unlikely adventurers – each with their own unique personalities and skills – and stumble across a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready to launch nuclear-tipped ICBM.”

The game is set for a release via digital distribution on console and PC in early 2013. Check out the trailer below.

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