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Penny Arcade dev explains PSN delay

Hothead not playing favourites.

Developer Hothead Games has dismissed suggestions it's favouring Xbox 360 and PC, following the recent and long-awaited confirmation of Penny Arcade Adventures for PS3.

"Everyone seemed to come up with their own rumours. They thought there was exclusivity or that Penny Arcade doesn't like the PlayStation 3 but that wasn't it at all," Vlad Ceraldi, Hothead boss, told Kotaku.

Top priority, explained Ceraldi, is getting the game finished as soon as possible - which is why he stuck with PC, Xbox 360 and Linux to begin with.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is due out on PS3 this autumn, following a rather poor reception on PC and Xbox 360 in May.

There are four episodes planned for the deranged 1920s horror-cum-comic adventure, according to Ceraldi. And when those are finished, the Penny Arcade creators will explore other settings and storylines.

Incidentally, Hothead would love to bring the RPG adventure to Wii, only the game is too big for a console without a hard drive. Oops.

"It's purely an issue of size limit. Our game is just too big. If they increase that limit or add a hard drive, anything like that we would revisit [Wii Ware]," said Ceraldi.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness costs 1600 Microsoft Points (GBP 13.60 / EUR 19.20) on Xbox Live Arcade.

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