New The Cave Trailer Shows Off Characters, Release Date

New The Cave Trailer Shows Off Characters, Release Date

Ron Gilbert's next game will launch in January.

Game designer Ron Gilbert is no stranger to adventure games, having created some of the most memorable title of the point-and-click glory days of the 1990s, like The Secret of Monkey Island. In 2010, Gilbert teamed up with fellow LucasArts alum Tim Schafer at Schafer's Double Fine studio, later revealing that it was so he could create The Cave, a downloadable adventure game to be distributed by Sega in early 2013.

To introduce the misfit cast of characters you'll use to explore the mysterious, titular talking cave, Sega released a new trailer that shows off the game's humor, exploration, and violence. The Cave certainly doesn't look like any of the classic adventure games of yore, but we do get to see some of the puzzle-solving that will make up a lot of the gameplay, as well as what each character brings to the table.

What I like most is that the concept of seven playable characters with distinctly different personalities and skill sets is reminiscent of Gilbert's first game, Maniac Mansion (although even a murderous monk can't beat the gratuitous violence of microwaving rodents). Susan Arendt named The Cave one of her five favorite games of E3 2012, though it remains to be seen if the full game will live up to the demo's potential. We'll find out more about what's going on in that cave when the game comes to the PC, XBLA, PS3, and Wii U in January 2013.

Source: Grumpy Gamer

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So who are the other two?

This looks...great! Maybe not the same level of anticipation for me as say, Journey, but the style, the art direction, this just looks fantastic. I imagine this is also one of the few games where (it appears) you play as the 'bad guys'.

Hah, it's like a more cheery and platformy version of "I have no mouth and I must scream"... ish. Looking forward to it either way. (As a long tim Monkey Island fan I'm obliged to get it)

Lookin' spiffy, guys. I can't wait to try it out.

So what, is there a separate campaign for each character? Or do we use all of the characters throughout a playthrough?

Pedro The Hutt:
Hah, it's like a more cheery and platformy version of "I have no mouth and I must scream"... ish. Looking forward to it either way. (As a long time Monkey Island fan I'm obliged to get it)

It's actually more of a pure adventure game than anything else. It might seem like a platformer from the trailer, but the core gameplay is going to be puzzle-solving. The 'platforming'/side-scrolling is more something that Gilbert chose to go with purely for player entertainment. He's said that he found one of the main flaws in traditional adventure games to be the moving from one place to another, and he said that using this kind of platform-y format was simply a way of livening up what would otherwise be dull traversal.

Genocidicles:
So what, is there a separate campaign for each character? Or do we use all of the characters throughout a playthrough?

That's kind of the cool/clever part. Here's your answer, with a little more info here.

MasterProcrastinator:
That's kind of the cool/clever part. Here's your answer, with a little more info here.

Whoah that does sound cool! I'll certainly be keeping an eye on this.

Well fuck. I'm sold. This looks like an excellent time.

I thought this was a sequel to Cave Story.
Looks like I got out my nice hat and scarf for nothing. again.

Now I have this tendency to buy any game that has Double Fine printed on it. From what I saw in this trailer this wont be an exception. Puzzle platformer with the same kind of humour that I love in Double Fine's games.

DVS BSTrD:
So who are the other two?

According to the interviews linked to in MasterProcrastinator's post the other two are a time traveler and a knight.

 

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