‘The Cave’, Double Fine and Sega team up

Sega has just unveiled their collaboration with Double Fine Productions: The Cave. What is the cave? I’d like to tell you, but their press release is so well written that not using it would be a waste:

“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.”

Gameplay-wise The Cave seems to be heavy on platforming and puzzle-solving. Ron Gilbert is behind this one, and he’s famous for Maniac Mansion and the first two Monkey Island games, so it’s safe to say that we’re in for an interesting adventure. The characters didn’t appear to use any weapons in the trailer, so it may be that you’ll have to use your head to defeat enemies.

To finish off their press release for the game, Sega got a quote from The Cave, the thing you’ll be adventuring through:

“Asked for a quote, The Cave said, ‘There are those who say I’m not rooting for everyone who ventures down here but that’s not true. Not true at all.’ He then followed up with ‘But I’m also not above a good chuckle when someone falls in lava.’ The Cave then began to chuckle.”

The Cave is scheduled to release as a PC and console download. No specific consoles were mentioned, but the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U are likely.

Check out the gallery to see all of the debut screenshots of The Cave:

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