Since its announcement in May, not much has been revealed about Double Fine and Sega‘s new 2-D platforming game The Cave. We know that the title will combine elements of platforming, exploration, puzzle-solving, and teamwork between the characters. Speaking of characters, it’s clear that Double Fine has created seven unique characters who will provide plenty of replay value through different abilities and story arcs.
Today, Sega released the first in a series of character trailers highlighting the individual characters. Their motivations and skills will be put to the test in the metroidvania-esque interior of The Cave.
The first trailer reveals a bit bout the The Hillbilly, The Scientist, The Monk, and The Twins. Each of these characters will enter The Cave to uncover or discover something personal. They will also commit surprisingly silly acts of violence and murder.
The video is narrated by The Cave itself, which should also be a clue to gamers about the title’s odd sense of humor. It also reveals that the game’s release window has been narrowed to sometime in January 2013.