Penny Arcade Adventures binned

"There won't be an Episode 3."

Episodic series Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is no more.

Dwindling sales plus developer Hothead's preoccupation with Deathspank helped make the decision.

"There won't be an Episode 3. We're actually not making a third episode of the game," Penny Arcade's Mike Krahulik (aka Gabe) told Joystiq.

"[The game's developer] Hothead has DeathSpank and they have a chance to do something really cool with it. And they'd need an opportunity to make it incredible," added the other half of Penny Arcade, Jerry Holkins (aka Tycho).

Holkins said that although Hothead could likely handle two projects, Penny Arcade Adventures would have probably "suffered". "We'd rather not do it than do it half-assed and so we're going to finish that story but it's going to be on our website," he said.

So people "aren't left hanging", the Penny Arcade duo will finish create episodic story-based versions of the remaining games on their website, as Holkins mentioned.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is a 1930s-inspired adventure-RPG. Episode One was released in May 2008 to middle-of-the-road reviews, followed by Episode Two in November 2008. The latter was better, but only sold one-third what the first instalment managed.

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