Larry Hryb (better known as Major Nelson) has confirmed via his Twitter that the XBOX Live Arcade release for Wednesday 21st May 2008 will be *breath in* Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness *breath out*.
The wonderfully strange and hilarious minds of Penny Arcade creators Mike “Gabe” Krahulik and Jerry “Tycho” Holkins have joined with legendary game designer Ron Gilbert to bring you the insanity that is Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. This episodic role-playing adventure game is set in a highly stylized 1920s universe filled with bizarre characters, outrageous combat and adult humour.
Create-A-Player system: Create and develop your very own character to participate in the adventure.
Episodic content: Penny Arcade Adventures keeps the fun going with new material released regularly, with pick up and play capabilities from any episode, and the ability to carry over characters, stats, and inventory from episode to episode.
Dynamic combat: The turn-based combat system features over-the-top animations, and the capability to team up during enemy battles.
Adventure/RPG: The classic adventure-style gameplay combines with RPG elements for a mysterious and puzzling good time.
Twisted goodness: The crazed geniuses behind Penny Arcade promise a thrilling, and wild, story written by Jerry Holkins. As a member of the Startling Developments Detective Agency, it will be your task to resolve the chaos and solve the mystery in the world of New Arcadia.
The price for Penny Arcade Adventures has been confirmed at a whopping 1600 Microsoft Points (equivalent to £13.28). Stay tuned to Console Monster for more details.
David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.