Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness - Episode 2

Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 release date announced

Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 release date announced

Latest from Cthulhu Saves the World developer brought forward.

Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 launches for PC on 25th June, developer Zeboyd Games has announced.

"It was originally planned for a July release but we figured the game is done so why wait that long?" explained the studio on its official site.

The latest effort from the Cthulhu Saves the World indie crew is a top-down retro RPG following Penny Arcade characters Tycho Brahe and pal Jonathan Gabriel as they adventure their way through the land of New Arcadia.

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Penny Arcade Adventures' future iffy

Comic duo torn on game-making.

Penny Arcade creators Mike "Gabe" Krahulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins are divided about the experience of making Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness.

Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 2

Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 2

The filth and the fury.

One of the benefits of episodic games, you'd assume, would be the ability to tweak and improve the game with each new release. Thankfully, it's an option that Hothead Games has taken with this second outing for Gabe and Tycho, the foul-mouthed stars of web-comic Penny Arcade.

When the first episode was released it had a lot to live up to, not least its steep cost - 1600 MS Points for those downloading it on the 360, the highest price on Live Arcade. That it didn't justify the hiked price was hardly surprising, but there was certainly potential tucked away inside its rather awkward mash-up between JRPG combat and classic point-and-click adventure games. For the second episode, the price issue has been addressed, now clocking in at a less startling 1200 Points.

But that's not the only change for the better. Clearly, the folks at Hothead defied games industry wisdom, listened to their customers and critics and made changes accordingly. Not wild, wanton, sweeping changes but still the sort of tweaks we'd hoped to see.

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Penny Arcade Episode Two next week

Cheaper and longer than first game.

Developer Hothead has said the second episode of the Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness series will be released next Wednesday, 29th October.