The Cave coming from Double Fine in 2013

Sega teaming with Ron Gilbert and Psychonauts studio for side-scrolling adventure game on XBLA, PSN, and PC early next year.

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The latest from Monkey Island developer Ron Gilbert and Psychonauts studio Double Fine will be a new downloadable side-scrolling game called The Cave. Due out in early 2013, the game will be published by Sega and will see release on Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network, and PC.

Double Fine, Sega, and Ron Gilbert are entering The Cave in 2013.

Speculation that Double Fine was at work on a project called The Cave sparked in February, when the developer filed a trademark application for a game with such a name.

In The Cave, players will take charge of three "unlikely adventurers," each boasting their own unique personalities and skills. Details are thin on the project, but Sega said players will encounter an underground amusement park, a medieval castle, and even a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile.

In March, Sega announced a restructuring plan that would refocus the publisher's aim on digital content. Sega senior vice president of digital business Haruki Satomi said the push to publish The Cave came as a result of this new focus.

"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," he said.

A teaser website for The Cave is now live, and it depicts a starry night sky with a series of unique characters standing around a campfire. For more on the just-announced project, check out the game's first trailer, embedded below.

Discussion

12 comments
HoFT013
HoFT013

I just want to know when the third game from Double Fine's THQ deal is.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

nice work double fine for choosing a awsome publisher in sega. i love sega

Virtua_Souls
Virtua_Souls

Aw yeah! I love what I'm seeing so far in that trailer! Double Fine, Sega, Ron Gilbert, you're all awesome.

beyond_17
beyond_17

**thumbs up** Day 0 on steam, kthxbye

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

Double Fine really can't do any wrong right now.  They have a good thing going for them.  Every game they've released has been really really good.  I'm hooked on Iron Brigade (aka Trenches) and was really surprised by how fun Psychonauts is.

keith_0904
keith_0904

This game looks really good. I love the art style and sound design. And these guys find it hard to get publishers to sign off on their games? That's such bullshit!! It just shows gamers that it doesn't take a team of a hundred guys to make a game that's fun to play.

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

 @yboucher So that's a bad thing? You wanna to continue publishers churning out the same shit year after year?