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Double Fine's The Cave Dated for Wii U eShop

by Tyler Ohlew - January 15, 2013, 9:03 am EST
Total comments: 8 Source: https://twitter.com/grumpygamer/status/29121362230..., Twitter

Not much of a wait for Ron Gilbert's latest.

The Cave will be available on the Wii U eShop January 22 for the asking price of $14.99. 

Double Fine's The Cave puts you in control of three characters out of a roster of seven, all who have been drawn to a mysterious cave. Within the cavern, these characters will discover who they are, and what they will become. Ron Gilbert, known for his work on Maniac Mansion, and most recently DeathSpank, serves as director on the title.

The Cave has been explained as "Metroid-like" in its exploration, but also includes the adventure game aspects of Gilbert's earlier work, puzzle solving chief among them. The three characters are played in tandem, with the player swapping between them as the situation requires. Replayability was a concern of Gilbert's, so the game will feature areas that are only made available to specific members of the party. Chris Remo of the Idle Thumbs podcast is a writer on the title.


Padawan of WinduJanuary 15, 2013

Awesome!  I can't wait for this game.  I loved his old Lucasarts games, and the eshop desperately needs some new content.

ShyGuyJanuary 15, 2013

Finally a January release!

gbuellGrant Buell, Staff WriterJanuary 15, 2013

My next purchase.

CericJanuary 15, 2013

Was this what came out of the Double Fine Kickstarter?

gbuellGrant Buell, Staff WriterJanuary 15, 2013

No, that game's called Double Fine Adventure and is still in development.

RasJanuary 15, 2013

Just watched a video, and it looks awesome. LostWindy.  I just hope it doesn't suffer from the increasingly common Wii U slowdown/frame rate drops. 

ShyGuyJanuary 15, 2013

I don't think slowdown and frame rate drops are becoming increasingly common. This is the first new Wii U game since the Holiday launch.

RasJanuary 16, 2013

Maybe it's the Cabela's review being fresh in my mind and causing me some concern.

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