Yesterday at the Penny Arcade Expo, Hothead Games at long last took the wraps off the first episode of its much-anticipated upcoming game based on the work of Web comic pioneers Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. In the course of that presentation, Hothead Games president Vlad Ceraldi revealed that Rain-Slick would be coming to a "next-gen platform."
At a follow-up panel today, Hothead Games revealed the next-gen platform in question would be the Xbox 360, and that the entire Penny Arcade Adventures series would be available for download from Xbox Live Marketplace as episodes are released. The game was previously slated to be available through digital distribution for PCs running Windows and Linux, as well as Mac systems.
Ceraldi also noted that the game would be available for "under $20," but that an actual price point hasn't yet been finalized. One other choice tidbit coming out of today's panel was that "nerdcore" hip-hop pioneer MC Frontalot would be laying down an exclusive track for Rain-Slick.
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 1 is slated to arrive before the end of the year, with subsequent episodes to follow every few months.