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Exclusive: Roberta Williams’ Colossal Cave Remake Announced for Nintendo Switch

Colossal Cave – Reimagined by Roberta Williams will be available outside of PC and Meta Quest 2. In an IGN-exclusive announcement, Cygnus Entertainment has confirmed that the upcoming remake will also be coming to Nintendo Switch.

Cygnus Entertainment Founder and CEO Ken Williams said in the release: “We want to revive the spirit of traditional adventure games for avid fans and a new generation of explorers who grew up on the original game. Bringing Colossal Cave, reimagined by Roberta Williams, to Nintendo Switch. I believe that doing so will help.”

First announced in March, Colossal Cave is Roberta and Ken Williams’ first game in over 20 years. The pioneering duo behind Sierra Entertainment were responsible for many of the best adventure games of the 1980s and his 1990s, including King’s Quest and Phantasmagoria.

Colossal Cave was originally conceived as a VR adventure in partnership with Unity, but with its move to Nintendo Switch, it’s also becoming portable. Based on a seminal 1970s text adventure that tasked players with finding

Giant Cave – Nintendo Switch Gallery

Here’s the official synopsis:

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous Eden untouched by humans… until now. Fascinated by the possibilities of magical discovery, confidently blaze your way unhindered by the threat of looming danger. Armed with nothing more than a trusty lantern and limited oil, explore a massive underground labyrinth in search of something out of the ordinary.

Glide through winding caverns to keep the majestic dragons from their slumber. Encounter whimsical creatures with friendly and cruel intentions, including adorable dwarves, brutal trolls, and fearsome pirates lurking in the corridors. Use magic and resourcefulness to uncover mysterious secrets and decipher complex environmental puzzles. Discover exciting Easter eggs and collect all 15 precious hidden treasures before venturing back into the human realm.

Speaking to IGN at GDC, Roberta Williams said the remake will be as faithful to the original as possible, even using all of the original’s source code and narration. Williams also said she has no plans to include her own puzzles.

“I want people who’ve played this game to feel that yes, this is right,” Williams said. “This is a huge cave. It’s history. I can see it now.”

We don’t have an official release date for Colossal Cave yet, but it’s expected to come out this fall. It will be available on Nintendo Switch for $39.99.

Kat Bailey is IGN’s Senior News Editor and co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Any tips? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.

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