Sega, in partnership with Double Fine Productions, lifted the lid on the latest project from famed adventure game creator Ron Gilbert today: The Cave. Described as “an adventure game so odd and compelling that it can only be described as odd and compelling,” The Cave is due for consoles and PC for digital download worldwide in early 2013.
In The Cave, players will assemble a team of three unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique skills and personalities, and journey across areas such as a subterranean amusement park, a medieval castle, and a nuclear-tipped ICBM.
“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,” added Ron Gilbert. “I’m thrilled to be working with amazingly talented folks at Double Fine and ecstatic that the team at Sega believes in adventure games and quirky ideas.”
“As Sega continues to expand our digital gaming catalog, we’ve put a lot of effort into finding truly original experiences we can help bring to life. Both Ron and the team at Double Fine are experienced and deeply creative, and we value the chance to work with them on The Cave,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at Sega.
Watch the debut trailer below. View the first set of screenshots at the gallery.