'Colossal Cave' gets release date trailer, heads to Switch January 19, 2023
Grab your flashlight and your good boots!
Cygnus Entertainment has released a short new trailer for Colossal Cave, a reimagining of 1975’s Colossal Cave Adventure, a text-based adventure game. The new title is set to release for Nintendo Switch on January 19th, 2023.
This release is a fully 3D experience and will bring the Colossal Cave world to the modern era. Players will explore a vast, open cave and seek the treasure within. The trailer can be seen above, and shows off a little bit of gameplay.
A short description of the title can be found below.
Colossal Cave is a reimagining of the original text-based adventure game, first introduced in 1975 by Will Crowther and Don Woods, as a fully immersive 3D VR experience.
Colossal Cave is already well known to tens of millions of gamers worldwide. Several elements of the game, such as the codewords “Xyzzy” and “Plugh”, are recognized instantly by many gamers.
Roberta Williams, who has received widespread industry recognition including several “Hall of Fame” awards, and who is the designer of several industry leading hit games, including King’s Quest, Phantasmagoria, Black Cauldron, and many more, is adapting the game for the VR world and bringing to life its many characters.
In the game, players explore a vast and extensive cave, seeking treasures within. Along the way, they will encounter a variety of characters, some of whom will attack and some of whom will entertain. For instance, there is a Troll (at the troll bridge), a bear, a snake, dwarves (seven, of course), and a pirate. The player’s quest is to find all the treasure. The challenge is not easy, and there will be a wide variety of puzzles to overcome.