Listen To A Rock Formation Tell Jokes In This Trailer For Double Fine's New Game

While they might be getting the most attention for their as-yet-unnamed Kickstarter project, Double Fine actually has another adventure game on the docket and one designed by Ron Gilbert no less.

While our own Kirk Hamilton got a preview of The Cave with Mr. Gilbert himself, there's been a dearth of game footage since it was announced this May. That is until today's fresh-from-the-oven trailer, which shows off one of the game's central elements for the very first time: the cave.

Not the place, of course, but the voice. You see, much like the excellent Bastion, The Cave has a persistent narrator, that being the cave itself. As your 3-person party explores his varied depths, the predictably wry rock formation will be giving a running commentary, just as he does for this trailer.

You also get a closer look at the team based adventuring/platforming gameplay. I'm particularly charmed by the way item descriptions materialise as you interact with them. That and the patented Double Fine humour. By integrating active platforming elements into a puzzling adventurer, can Gilbert reinvent the genre one more time? We'll see when The Cave comes out in January 2013 for PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, and PC.


    Well I'm certainly interested in it.

    I must have had my head under a rock - it looks brilliant! :)

    Can't wait for this.

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