Sega released an announcment trailer for The Cave, an upcoming platform-adventure video game developed by Double Fine Productions.

The game was created by Ron Gilbert, borrowing concepts from his earlier 1987 game, Maniac Mansion.

The Cave stars seven characters: the adventurer, a hillbilly, a knight, the monk, the time-traveler, the scientist, and twins. Each character is apparently, looking for something inside this cave, where the game takes place, and the environment will represent the darkness found in each character, according to Gilbert.

Take a look at the trailer after the jump:

The Cave’s story is based on a magical talking cave with a labyrinthine set of tunnels within it. Seven characters, drawn from across time and space, have come to the Cave, believing they can “learn something about themselves and who they might become”, as stated by Gilbert.

In one example, a knight character, seeking a treasured amulet, encounters a princess who possesses the amulet in distress from a dragon; instead of coming to the princess’ rescue, he lures the dragon into eating her and recovering the amulet for himself when the dragon coughs it up.

The Cave - Announcement Trailer 1

Double Fine’s Ron Gilbert said: “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. 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.”

The Cave will be released digitally on PC and consoles in early 2013.

 

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