Sega has announced they will be publishing Double Fine’s The Cave, an adventure game from the mind of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, for digital download on consoles and PC in early 2013.
With the usual brand of humour associated with Gilbert and Double Fine’s Tim Schafer, the game has been described as “an adventure game so odd and compelling that it can only be described as odd and compelling.”
“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,” explained Ron Gilbert. The game itself is said to utilise concepts from Gilbert’s own 1987 classic, Maniac Mansion, with the player able to select three of seven playable characters, including a knight, a monk, a pair of street urchins, a time traveller and a hillbilly, to enter the magical talking titular Cave. Each character will have their own personality and traits used to solve the puzzles found within.
A playable version of The Cave will more than likely make an appearance at next month’s E3 Expo.