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All Articles: The Cave
Ron Gilbert’s The Cave is the headlining title in this week’s Nintendo Download and it marks the first time that a downloadable game was released for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U in the same week. The Wii U eShop is also now home to the digital release of Funky Barn and the first Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campagin title, Balloon Fight (which has been priced at 30 cents).
On the 3DS eShop, gamers will be treated to the classic NES shooter, Super C; the strategic warfare of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars; and the self-explanatory Cocoto Alien Brick Breaker.
Hit the jump for more information on all of these games. (more…)
Ron Gilbert collaboration with Double Fine Productions, The Cave, is today’s lone addition to the Xbox Live Arcade. Priced at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), the adventure game promises plenty of the zany fun that Gilbert is known for:
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 Brütal 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 awaits.
It’s another big week for Sony’s PlayStation Store this week.
This week’s big new release is Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Level-5’s collaboration with Studio Ghibli that has locked JRPG aficionados into a frenzy. And speaking of collaborations, adventure game The Cave marks the first team-up of Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions.
What else, what else… Today is the first day of the Dust 514 open beta and the PS2 Classic Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories has been added to the store to go with last week’s addition of the first game. Finally, Ubisoft has added a download version of Just Dance 4 to the PlayStation Store.
Hit the jump for more information on this week’s new releases (including Ninja Gaiden Sigma and a new PSP game) and check out the PlayStation Blog for an overview of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)
Double Fine’s latest game, The Cave, will be available next week, and this awesome little trailer shows off the seven characters you can choose from. It’s a pretty diverse group: Adventurer, Hillbilly, Knight, Monk, Scientist, Time Traveler, and “the Twins.” The Monk’s description was my favorite: “He seeks a journey filled with peace and enlightenment… and murder!” followed by evil laughter and an apology by the narrator, who is a talking cave.
Brought to you by creator Ron Gilbert (Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island) and Double Fine (Brütal Legend and Psychonauts), it’s a game you won’t want to miss. The Cave will be out on the PlayStation Network and Nintendo eShop for Wii U on January 22 for $14.99, and a day later on PC and the Xbox Live Arcade for $14.99/1200 Microsoft Points.
Double Fine’s The Cave is coming to Wii U too
While already scheduled for release on the PC, PSN and XBLA, Double Fine finally confirmed during their PAX Prime presentation that their upcoming game The Cave will also be coming to the Wii U. The downloadable title will be a great compliment to the GamePad’s screen.
With the usual brand of humour associated with Double Fine’s Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer, the title 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 Gilbert. The game itself is said to utilise concepts from Gilbert’s own 1987 classic, Maniac Mansion, with the player able to select three playable characters (from a group of seven) 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.
Sega has announced they’re bringing nine playable games to this year’s Penny Arcade Expo. PAX Prime will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from August 31 through September 2 and it’ll be the first place Sega fans will be able to get their hands on Phantasy Star Online 2. The publisher will also use the expo to debut a brand new, unannounced downloadable game.
Here’s the complete list of playable games Sega is bringing to this year’s PAX Prime:
- Aliens: Colonial Marines
- The Cave
- Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
- Jet Set Radio
- Nights Into Dreams
- Phantasy Star Online 2
- Sonic Adventure 2
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
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.