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Penny Arcade 4 coming to PC, Xbox 360 on June 7; Penny Arcade 3 available for free today

pennyarcade4-logoZeboyd Games has announced that the final game in the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness series, Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4, will be released on June 7. The game will be available as a download for the PC through Steam and for the Xbox 360 from the Xbox Live Indie Games channel for $4.99 (or 400 Microsoft Points).

To celebrate the series finale, the Penny Arcade boys are giving away free Steam codes for Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 (which includes all of the bonus content) all day today. They’ll continue to issue codes for the game right up until 11:59 PM (Pacific Time), but the number of available codes is expected to be exhausted well before that. So if you want it, get it now!

And I recommed that you should, as I liked Penny Arcade 3 very much.

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Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 Review: Welcome Back Tycho and Gabe

Someday, songs will be written about the development of Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3. In the nearly four years since the release of Episode Two, the third game in Penny Arcade’s episodic RPG series underwent both a developer and art-style change in its journey to a download service near you. Gone are the Gabe-inspired character designs and modern graphics of the previous episodes. In their place are the 16-bit stylings of Zeboyd Games and a part three that, at times, feels like both a brand new game and a continuation of the adventure thus far. (more…)

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Free Penny Arcade 3 DLC to be released in August

Today’s Penny Arcade news post from Jerry “Tycho” Holkins dropped a few tantalizing teases about the first (free) DLC expansion for Penny Arcade’s On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3.

Zeboyd Games is hard at work on the first piece of DLC, “The Lair of the Seamstress,” and plans are in place to release it next month in close proximity to the Penny Arcade Expo (August 31 – September 2). These are very tentative plans, and things could change, but that’s the current plan.

Holkins also revealed that a second DLC package is in the works, which will reveal the fate of the Player Character from the first two Rainslick episodes. You might want to have a box of tissues handy.

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Penny Arcade 3 now available to download from XBLIG store

Zeboyd Games has fixed the saving bug in the Xbox Live Indie Games version of Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 and, as promised, the game is now available to download on your Xbox 360.

The game is priced at 400 Microsoft Points ($5) and is worth every virtual penny if you love old school RPGs and/or the Penny Arcade webcomic.

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XBLIG version of Penny Arcade 3 delayed for a very retro reason

Zeboyd Games was all set to release Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 for the PC (through Steam) and the Xbox 360 (through Xbox Live Indie Games) on June 25. They even pushed up the game’s release by two weeks because it was done early. But I guess the XBLIG version needed a few more days to cook.

Apparently, if you’re using a Memory Unit and you pull it out at the exact moment your game is saving, your Xbox 360 will crash. The whole thing is giving me “Hold Reset While You Press the Power Button” flashbacks. Which I guess is more-or-less fitting due to Penny Arcade 3’s pixelated flavor.

But as retro cool as a buggy Memory Unit is, it means that Penny Arcade 3 won’t make its June 25 release date on the Xbox 360. A new release date wasn’t announced, but the XBLIG service requires a seven-day waiting period after a failed Community Peer Review.

So hopefully Penny Arcade 3 will be released on the Xbox 360 sometime in July.

[Source: Penny Arcade]

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Penny Arcade 3’s release moved up to June 25

Zeboyd Games is pulling a Saturn! Two weeks ago, the indie developer announced that Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 would be released on July 10. In that time, they finished the game and got it approved for release on Steam and Xbox Live Indie Games. So they’ve pushed up the release to June 25 instead!

Jerry “Tycho” Holkins dropped the happy news on the Penny Arcade homepage yesterday:

“On The Rain-Slick Precipice Of Darkness: Episode 3 was well received at E3, which is nice, because we tried desperately to bring about that very result. We’re committed to releasing it “When It’s Done” as they say, and it is done, so waiting until July seems dumb. How does the 25th sound, for Steam and XBLIG? Zeboyd is throwing in Cthulhu Saves The World for Steam purchases in the first week, which I thought was sweet of them. The ports are… porting, EVEN NOW, and the PC version will have SteamPlay when Mac goes live.”

Holkins also promised that a new trailer would be released on Monday, so keep your eyes peeled for that sure bit of awesomeness next week.

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Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 given July 10 release date

Zeboyd Games has revealed that Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 will be available to download for the PC (from Steam) and for the Xbox 360 (from Xbox Live Indie Games) on July 10. A Mac version is being planned for further down the line and purchasing the game through Steam will net you a copy of Penny Arcade’s We Need To Shorten the Title on These Games 3 for both platforms.

As promised, the game will arrive with the very wallet-friendly price of $5 (or 400 Microsoft Points).

Mobile versions for the iOS and Android platforms are also in development, but details on those “will be announced later.”

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Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 Hands-On Preview: Resurrecting a Zombie in More Ways Than One

When the third episode of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness was canceled in 2010, I have to admit, I was a bit shocked. The first two games in the series provided plenty of RPG thrills and all the Penny Arcade-style humor I could ever ask for.

I was equally shocked when the RPG series was reborn under the slightly less laborious title, Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3. Now in the hands of Zeboyd Games, an indie development house known for their love of 16-bit RPGs, the game was playable for the first time at last month’s PAX East expo. And play it I did. (more…)

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