Colossal Cave, the 3D reimagining of the 1976 original game by Will Crowther and Don Woods, is set for release this week and we have been fortunate enough to play through the game early thanks to Stride PR and Cygnus Entertainment. Ken and Roberta Williams, founders of Sierra On-Line, have been out of the game development business for 25 years but are back with this new game that will be releasing on Meta Quest 2, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, as well as Steam, The Epic Games Store, Humble, Itch.io, and Amazon on January 20, 2023, for us in ANZ.
“Unfathomable wonders await those seeking true adventure in a winding labyrinth of underground caves. Storybook beasts materialize as living creatures, ready to become life-long friends or foes. Complete complex puzzles while wandering through massive caverns embedded with perilous dangers and exceptional treasures. Collect every item and explore deep into the cavern before venturing home after a fruitful quest. Colossal Cave empowers heroines and heroes to adopt the same courageous spirit as the original title, bridging the gap between two generations of eager adventurers.”
Our final review will come out closer to release but for now we have put together a short PC gameplay preview showing the first moments in the game and explain some of the mechanics you will use to search the Colossal Cave for treasures, meeting some interesting characters along the way.
Colossal Cave will release on Meta Quest 2, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, as well as PC on January 20, 2023, for us in ANZ.