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March has been yet another banner month for Sony’s amazing Playstation Plus service. After greats like Spec Ops: The Line and Joe Danger 2: The Movie, we now get Sega’s Double Fine/Ron Gilbert collaboration The Cave for nothing, zilch, zero, and also nada.
Our very own Stevie Grant was not too pleased in his review of the game, but did offer some praise for its sense of humor. At the very least, those of you who have been holding out on spending money on this puzzle platformer will now have your chance to check it out risk-free.
Oh, and if you’re Brett Hatfield, you’ll probably appreciate that Tekken 6 is free too.
With the Ouya making its way to stores soon it’s time to start looking at what games the Android console can provide us with. Double Fine is actually going to be adding their Sega collaboration The Cave to the system in a bid to add to the machines log of exciting downloadable titles. However don’t get too excited over that idea just yet as producer Greg Rice has confirmed that development of the Ouya port hasn’t even started yet.
Double Fine’s other game, Reds (that Kick-started adventure game) will also be coming to the console, although release dates are of course still in the air at this point. The console itself is due to surface in June and I’m personally very happy to see Sega have some (admittedly small) presence on the new console. Who knows, maybe if this does well it will prompt Sega to look to the Ouya for more releases. In the meantime you can check out our review of The Cave right here if you want to know what to expect when the game will make its way to the Ouya in the near future.
Also on PS3, Wii U, and Steam
It might be graceless to start off a review with claims of undying love but I’d like to get it out there that I do love Double Fine. They have a certain style and humor that really stands out in today’s brown and dirty-yellow visual ideals. Their games are always a delight and I consistently look forward to each new original release. And as you can probably tell we’re big Sega fans here meaning that when this partnership was revealed I couldn’t be happier. It was a match made in videogame heaven.
So why, dear reader, would I kick off this seemingly ultimate friendship’s first game The Cave‘s review with something shallow unapologetically loving? Well my intent was to lay my cards on the table and say that Double Fine is a great company, well worth their spot in the games industry, because disappointingly The Cave is not. Hit the jump to see why.
If you’ve been paying attention to the site lately, you know we are pretty excited about this digital release. The Cave releases today in America on the PSN and Wii U eShop for $14.99, with it releasing on XBLA and Steam (Mac & PC) tomorrow for the same price. In honor of it’s release, Sega has posted a nice wallpaper for all to download.
The Cave will be releasing in Europe tomorrow on PSN, XBLA, Steam (Mac & PC) for €12.99/£9.99/AUD$19.95, with a Wii U date not yet having been announced.
So who plans on grabbing this atmospheric adventure?
The dream team of Ron Gilbert, Double Fine and Sega has had a lot of mouths frothing for the past several months, and as Sega revealed today, our whetted appetites can finally be sated in just one week’s time.
That’s right–the publisher announced today that Americans can pick up The Cave on PSN and the Wii U’s eShop on January 22nd for $14.99, and on XBLA for 1200 MSP the following day. Steam users will also be able to snag the game on the 23rd for $14.99.
In Europe, The Cave will hit PSN and Steam on January 23rd for €12.99/£9.99/AUD$19.95, and XBLA for 1200 MSP. No word yet on the European Wii U release, but we’ll let you know once that info becomes available.
Anybody excited to finally give The Cave a try?
With the Sega published, Double Fine created platformer The Cave nearing it’s vague January 2013 release date, it seems like a good a time as any to open up pre-orders for the anticipated title on Steam. However Sega are doing more than just showing off the game’s Steam page as pre-ordering early gets you exclusive items in Team Fortress 2. How novel!
The page itself shows off screenshots and various other interesting bits to hook us in. But if you’re anything like me you’re already hooked, and can’t wait to get your hands on the game. If that’s the case then you can finally fulfil that desire with a pre-order. And don’t worry, we’ll be keeping our ears out here at Sega Addicts for a release date, and will update you when any news on that surfaces.
A little while back, Sega asked people to submit questions for the one and only, Ron Gilbert. After sifting through all the craziness, and find the craziest, Sega has posted Mr. Gilbert’s replies. After reading through the questions, I can honestly say that I am a little more intrigued in the game as well even though adventure/puzzle games like The Cave have not always been my forte. With a bit of humor, Gilbert answers fans’ questions and gives a good bit of insight into The Cave without spoiling anything. Check out the questions at Sega Blogs as we continue to wait for Double Fine’s courageous endeavor.
If you’re still wondering about what exactly is in store for you when Double Fine and Sega’s new game The Cave hits downloadable services, then Sega has the ultimate opportunity for you! Recently via the Sega blog, it was announced that a community driven interview with Double Fine’s Ron Gilbert had opened up for your involvement. You can ask your questions to Mr.Gilbert by leaving a comment on the interview post, in which a random group of questions will be assembled for the upcoming interview.
Sega’s involvement with Double Fine really gets me excited, and I love that they have chosen to do something extra by giving fans a platform to express any burning issues. I’m definitely excited for the actual interview and the game itself which has been slated for early 2013.
You wouldn’t know it by the reveal trailer you see above, but Doublefine recently confirmed at PAX 2012 that their new game with Sega and the legendary Ron Gilbert will indeed be coming to Nintendo’s looming HD console, the Wii U.
While this news is hardly unexpected (considering the projected launch of both the game and the console), it’s exciting nonetheless. I get a very Lost Winds-ish feel from everything we’ve seen so far, and the dark yet whimsical visual style looks like it would fit in perfectly with Nintendo’s unique sense of character.
Talk about pedigree. Ron Gilbert (totally not pictured), the creator of none other than Maniac Mansion (if you’re too young to remember that, you might be reading the wrong blog) talked to Digital Trends about The Cave, the game he is working on right now. It is Double Fine developed (kick starter?) and Sega published (a nexus!).
Apparently, the concepts for The Cave predate Monkey Island and even Maniac Mansion. In his interview, Gilbert reveals that The Cave is literally a project that has percolated in his brain and colored all of his other projects. When players finally get a hold of The Cave next year, they will literally be playing with a thirty year old piece of gaming history.
[Source: Digital Trends]