Double Fine platformer The Cave confirmed for Wii U

Platformer fans will be pleased to know that Double Fine Production’s upcoming title, The Cave, has been officially confirmed for release on the Wii U. The game’s director, Ron Gilbert, broke the news via Twitter and later stated that it will available for download in early 2013. Sega will also be taking care of publishing duties for the single-player platformer.

The Cave tells the story of seven characters from various parts of space and time. The characters soon stumble upon a cave that is later revealed to hold a dark secret. Gilbert mentioned that the characters will “learn something about themselves and who they might become” during their discovery. The game will have a “Metroid-vania”-esque exploration, in which the characters will be able to gain access to different areas with the help of new objects as they progress.

Also of note, the project is unrelated to the Double Fine Adventure that was funded through Kickstarter.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.