The Cave’s First Trailer is Out

The Cave Video Screenshot

The Cave Video Screenshot | Official Trailer

After it was announced that Double Fine’s upcoming adventure game, The Cave, will be available next year, Sega published its first trailer this afternoon. As posted on the game’s website:

The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brutal Legend.

Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear-tipped ICBM.

The Cave: A Fantasy Fulfillment for the Developer and the Characters

In an interview with Eurogamer, game creator Ron Gilbert admitted that he is hyper claustrophobic. However, his being drawn to caves gives people the notion that exploring one in-game cave is a sort of “fantasy fulfillment.”

Apparently, the game’s story also has something to do with fulfilling the mission of each character, who reaches the cave hoping for they wish to be granted. According to Gilbert:

Some come to conquer their fears. Others came to find their desires. Others come to get away from their kids for the weekend. Whatever the reason, whenever they come to The Cave, they learn something about themselves. More importantly, they learn something about who they might become.

In the game, the sparse-toothed Hillbilly is looking for love, the Monk is searching for his master, and the brave Knight wants to find a sword of “unequaled power”. In addition, a pair of Dickensian Orphans is looking for their parents, the Adventurer for her lost companion, and the Scientist for a great discovery for all mankind. Lastly, the Time Traveller arrives at the cave from the future to prevent something terrible from happening.

Gameplay and Availability

Carrying a true Maniac Mansion fashion, the game starts by choosing three characters. The part of the cave that the player will access will depend on the characters that he’ll choose. Thus, this gives gamers various stories to unfold in The Cave.

What’s cool about this game is that players can switch between their three chosen characters, or team up with their friends for a three-player co-op game mode.

Double Fine’s The Cave will be available early 2013, on PC, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and WiiU eShop. However, there were no words on the upcoming game’s pricing yet.

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