First details of Ron Gilbert’s The Cave revealed

Sega and Double Fine have released the first details and screenshots of the  studio's next game, The Cave.

Helmed by Monkey Island co-creator Ron Gilbert, the adventure sees the player take three of seven characters on an intrepid exploration of a talking cave which holds all manner of curiosities – including an underground theme park.

"If you enjoy rappelling, spelunking and dark rocky caverns then be prepared to be disappointed!" promises the press release. "And then intrigued. And then AMAZED. And then disappointed again, but only for a minute. Then relieved, amused, bewildered, excited, and satisfied. In that order."

Designer 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 shouldn't be confused with the Kickstarter-funded Double Fine Adventure, and is an entirely separate project.