It was announced last week, but in case you missed it Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One will be available worldwide (minus Korea) for 1600 Microsoft Points. More details can be found at the official website.
In the latest Gamespot Hotspot podcast (3/25), the Hotspotters discuss with Hothead about Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One and wind up revealing that the title will be 1600 MS Points. The interesting part about this was prior to this announcement Microsoft had told us that the most expensive games will be 1200 MS Points. Have the rules changed? Are they going to release a newer download section (ala Xbox Originals) for "bigger" titles?
I know we told you about Penny Arcade: OTRSPODEO coming to XBLA a long time ago (three weeks is like years in XBLA time). And then we confirmed it (moreso Hothead did, but still). But now, we have a few more details.
First, Gamespot reports that Vlad Ceraldi (president, Hothead Games) mentioned that the game was coming to a "next-gen platform." Assuming he did not misspeak, one could extrapolate that PA: OTRSPODEO will only be coming to one next-gen platform, the Xbox 360. And thus, will it would be an XBLA console exclusive.
Next, Gamespot reports that "the series would be available for download from Xbox Live Marketplace as episodes are released." (Emphasis added.) Sounds to me like we won't have to wait after all. If this holds true, we'll be playing this game couch-potato-style before the end of the year.
And finally, the game will arrive at "under $20". A 1600 MSP game would obviously set a new precedent for XBLA. However, I would imagine it could easily sell for that price. Maybe I'm just being pessimistic though and it will arrive for an "under $20" price of 1200 MSP.
Anyone else excited (and hanging on every "as" and singular noun like me)?
[via Gamespot, thanks Blue_Falcon]
Hothead Games has officially announced that the Penny Arcade episodic games will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade starting in early 2008 with Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. While that means that the game won't be coming out at the same time as it's Windows/Linux/Macintosh counterparts, but at least we will be able to eventually play it from the comfort of our couches.
Why should you care? Well, if you're not a fan of the excellent online thrice weekly web comic Penny Arcade, Ron Gilbert is on board as a consultant for the game. If you aren't old enough to know of his work you should find some way of finding out about it because those are games that all who have played hold dearly near their hearts.
As if Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix was not enough title, rumor has it that XBLA may soon host Penny Arcade Adventures On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode One. (Mental note: send the boys at PA a nasty note about trying to type that...thing!)
The rumor comes to us via that obsolete form of media known as a "magazine", specifically EGM's September 2007 edition.
The Gaming Target story was *just* updated to state the following:
"UPDATE: The developers have confirmed they are looking into making the game for one or all of the next-gen systems, but nothing is official just yet. Looks like EGM jumped the gun on this one."
So, there you have it folks. PAAOTR-SPODEO will (hopefully) be coming to XBLA. (Spodeo = a potato wrangling event, just FYI.)