By Nathan Grayson on December 14th, 2012 at 4:00 pm.
Wanna know what you usually find in caves? Bats. Awful, shrieky little things with webbed wings, beady eyes, and a thirst for that red stuff that sloshes around under your precious neckflesh. Also spiky ceiling rocks that could fall and cave in your head, and lots of unpleasantly cold water. But sometimes – every once in an eerily blue moon – you also find yourself. Or at least, that’s what Ron Gilbert’s talking cave argues in a new trailer, and who are we to disagree? Not caves, that’s for sure – so probably not particularly qualified. But this cave also seems to know people, so what do I know? Probably nothing. Hear about the Adventurer, Knight, Time Traveler, and Twins in The Cave‘s learned, slightly sultry baritone after the break.
They seem like a fun bunch, don’t they? Each, of course, has their own special ability as well. The Knight gets temporary invincibility, the Time Traveler can warp, and the Twins are super creepy. Also, I can’t recall their power off the top of my head. Oh, and the Adventurer gets, um, a rope.
The remaining characters already got their time in the spotlight, and you can see that here. Meanwhile, Gilbert told me that the PC version will have point-and-click controls, which is a godsend for a game that otherwise, well, doesn’t feel super great. The puzzles are solid and the humor’s hilarious, though, so I’m pretty optimistic about The Cave on the whole.
It’ll be out in January. Do you plan on taking the plunge?