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Double Fine's "The Cave" is Wii U bound
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September 03, 2012, 05:06:49
I don't know too much about this one, but Double Fine + Metroid-style has me sold.

SOURCE: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/31519

Metroid-style platformer, The Cave, is making its way to the Wii U eShop, according to developer Double Fine Productions.

The confirmation came from a representative for the title, telling Joystiq the news during a demonstration of the game at PAX Prime.

The Cave is directed by Ron Gilbert, the mind behind Maniac Mansion and The Curse of Monkey Island. It is scheduled for release in early 2013.

This marks Double Fine Productions first title on Nintendo hardware. They previously released games like Psychonauts and Brutal Legend on other systems.

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Finally! Double Fine on a Nintendo system!

Posted by 
 on: 09/03/12, 05:16:31
I'm certain that I will buy it just to support Ron Gilbert... it is looking pretty promising.

Posted by 
 on: 09/03/12, 05:41:58
Hmm, game oozes atmosphere and charm, but it doesn't look very Metroidy, there doesn't seem to be very much action or precision platforming. Maybe it's more about exploring and story?

Posted by 
 on: 09/03/12, 06:04:16
Interest get!

Posted by 
 on: 09/03/12, 07:01:16
Great news!

Posted by 
 on: 09/03/12, 09:31:09
Seems like they'll be a good fit for a Nintendo system. Good news.

Posted by 
 on: 09/03/12, 20:07:10
For anyone interested, here is an episode of Up at Noon with Greg Miller where he interviews Ron Gilbert about this game. Turns out it's not a Metroid style game, it's a pure adventure game that just happens to be in 2-D. Looks super cool though. (the Ron Gilbert section begins around 10:20, the first half of the show is a mildly entertaining gameshow about Die Hard, ha)

Posted by 
 on: 09/03/12, 20:12:12  - Edited by 
 on: 09/03/12, 20:15:40
This game looks very interesting. It has a Maniac Mansion vibe, with the multiple character selection. I shall keep an eye or two on it.

Posted by 
 on: 09/03/12, 22:04:46

Posted by 
 on: 01/15/13, 19:43:43  - Edited by 
 on: 01/15/13, 19:44:24
Can't wait. If all goes well I will get to review it for NWR.

Posted by 
 on: 01/15/13, 20:04:07
This is coming out next week already? Wasn't it just... HOLY COW MY ORIGINAL POST IS FROM EARLY SEPTEMBER?! Why do I feel like I just made this?

Time... damn you timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Posted by 
 on: 01/15/13, 20:26:46
Uh oh, Sega released a press release confirming the XBLA, PSN and Steam releases for next week, and saying the Wii U release date "will be announced soon". http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=194268

I hope Ron Gilbert is right, but the 22nd is a Tuesday...

Posted by 
 on: 01/15/13, 20:54:13  - Edited by 
 on: 01/15/13, 21:00:50
Is this the same game from the Kickstarter project or something different?

Posted by 
 on: 01/15/13, 21:04:00
I think that is a different game.

Posted by 
 on: 01/15/13, 21:05:41
It's a different game, the development for this game started before the kickstarter game.

Posted by 
 on: 01/15/13, 21:11:00
I've heard various reports stating it's online, and a few that say otherwise. So which is it?

After how amazing Trine 2 was, (especially online with bro) I am really hoping this game delivers a similarly great experience. Some of the character designs are wack though (and IMO the same can pretty much be said about Trine).

Posted by 
 on: 01/15/13, 22:37:27
I'll be grabbing this on the eShop as soon as it pops up. Can't wait! I don't know if there's a UK date confirmed yet but I'm hoping it'll be similar.

Posted by 
 on: 01/15/13, 22:47:59
I got this game yesterday on several twitter recommendations. I was in the mood for a good puzzler and this seemed like the perfect match. I never played a double fine game before and the last "adventure" games i played were the Strong Bad ones on wiiware (i do not count the walking dead).

I played through to the first puzzle where you actually enter "The Cave." I picked the Knight, the Monk, and the Hillbilly. The introductory puzzle made the game seem like it is going to be tough, but I welcome the challenge. I will play more tonight...

... I wish it had off-screen play though.... I am not really sure why it doesn't. The gamepad screen is not used in any manor and i cannot use the pro controller....

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 15:28:26
I liked the game more and more as I played more of it. Actually, my second playthrough was more fun than the first, which is surprising because the game does ask you to repeat some puzzles you've solved before. I think that could have been handled better than it is.

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 15:53:55
@Guillaume hmm. can the game be played with just one person or do you need to make a party? Also, without spoiling anything, should i be walking around with a post card like i have been?!?

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 16:00:54  - Edited by 
 on: 01/30/13, 16:01:06
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