The Cave (1)

Ron Gilbert’s newest adventure The Cave gets pricing and release date

 

The Cave is a new adventure title from Ron Gilbert, creator of fine games such as Monkey Island and Manic Mansion. SEGA and Double Fine have recently announced that this newest adventure will be hitting XBLA, PSN, and Steam on January 22, with the Wii U launch following a day later. Currency conversion aside, the game will retail for $14.99

I got the chance to play a demo of The Cave at PAX Prime this past year, and it immediately brought back memories of scheming all the ways to cause mayhem in Manic Mansion. Similiar to that game, The Cave gives you seven very different characters to start. From that team you pick three and test your luck in a well-crafted adventure with all the fit and finish you have come to expect from a Double Fine title. Each character brings a different set of skills to the table, which means that there is usually multiple ways to solve the game’s puzzles.

I have the impression that the experience at PAX only gave fans a taste, as I passed by a few environments that I could not yet interact with. If Gilbert’s previous games are any clue, we are in store for some fun shenanigans when the game is released next week.

With any luck there will be a rocket propelled car somewhere down there to launch into the stratosphere.

Scott

Hi, I’m one of the founders of Nerd Appropriate and the Rated NA podcast. I like good and bad sci-fi films and tv, pho, and the retrofuture. I am primarily an Xbox gamer, but also do some PC and Wii U gaming as well. By day, I am a research scientist, mostly in topics related to human-computer interaction and user experience. Before all this, fellow NA co-founder Matt and I played music together in various bands. I also used to make "comedy" videos for my high school morning news program before there was a place to post them online. Favorite Star Wars character? Admiral Ackbar. Best Bond era? Timothy Dalton (Craig a close second). Game of all time? Maybe System Shock 2. Thanks for being a part of this labor of nerdy love with us.
  • Fluidfyre

    Yay happy to see a release date, I had fun doing the demo at PAX too.

  • Ash

    I CRAVE THE CAVE.