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All Articles: Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4
Five years, four episodes, and two developers later, the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness saga has finally come to an end. Zeboyd Games picked up where Hothead Games left off after Episode Two, creating Episode Three in a very different, retro-y style. Zeboyd has since completed development of Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 earlier this Summer. Though similar to the retro stylings of Episode Three, Episode Four throws a few new tricks at us, including monster training and a massively overhauled game world. Are these changes the end of the world as we know it? Or do Tycho and Gabe and Moira and the gelatinous goo that is Jim feel fine about the Underhell? (more…)
Zeboyd Games resurrected the Rain-Slick series last year with Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3, and the team, Designer/Programmer/Writer Robert Boyd and Artist Bill Stiernberg, couldn’t be happier about the response they received. With the release of Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 just a few days away, we sit down with the developers to chat about where they’ve come from, where they’re going, and what it’s like to punch a demon train in the face. (more…)
Zeboyd 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.
The development of Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 is coming along nicely at Zeboyd Games and the duo believes the project is far enough along to release a few screenshots showing off the new battle system (you can see them for yourself after the break).
Zeboyd is trying something a bit different with Penny Arcade 4. They’ve decided to ditch the Class system and replace it with a monster recruiting/training mode instead. And two of the monsters you’ll be able to recruit are the refined gentlemen monsters, Twisp and Catsby!
After they’ve agreed to join your team, monsters can be assigned a human trainer, which will affect how their stats level up. A new “Analyze” feature will also be added to your bag of holding, which will allow the Startling Developments Detective Agency a chance to pre-select which team members would be best to send into battle against a group of evil monsters.
Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 will be on display at this year’s PAX East show (March 22-24) and will be available in the Spring on PC download services and the Xbox Live Indie Games channel. (more…)
It’s been a long-time coming, but Zeboyd Games has announced that we’ll finally get a chance to play Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 this Spring. The final game in the four-part series will be available for the PC and Xbox Live Indie Games and Zeboyd promises it’ll be “the largest Precipice of Darkness game yet!”
You can find the first screenshots of Rain-Slick 4 at the game’s official website and an in-depth interview with Zeboyd’s Robert Boyd and Bill Stiernberg at IGN lays out even more details about the RPG event of the year. For example, we now know that Rain-Slick 4 will carry the same $4.99/400 Microsoft Points price as Episode 3.
Are you ready to punch the final ancient god in the face? I hope so, because it won’t be long now.
Zeboyd Games and Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 have a hatred for headlines. It’s not easy fitting that behemoth of a title into a headline and I’ve just about given up trying. But the developers at Zeboyd also love 16-bit RPGs, as you can see above in the first screenshot from Rain-Slick 4. If this screenshot is anything to go on, the fourth (and final) episode of the RPG series has been inspired by Sqaure’s classic Super NES RPG, Secret of Mana.
According to Zeboyd, a more in-depth reveal of Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 will be posted this week on IGN.