This week sees Sony's PlayStation 3 playing catch-up on a number of games previously released on other platforms. MTV Games' Rock Band 2, which has been out for the Xbox 360 since September, began touring on the PS3 this Sunday. That release was joined by Take-Two and Namco Bandai's respective first-person shooter and role-playing game hits from 2007, BioShock and Eternal Sonata.
One more latecomer will be joining the pack this week. Hothead Games said today that Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness - Episode One will arrive on the PlayStation Network this Thursday, October 23. A number of features included with the PS3's v.2.40 firmware update will be represented in the game, including trophies and background-music support.
As a measure of consolation for the game's belated arrival, Hothead said that Episode One can be downloaded for $14.99, $5 cheaper than its Xbox Live, PC, Mac, and Linux counterparts when they were released in May. The Vancouver-based developer also noted that the desktop versions of the game distributed through Play Green House will see a similar price reduction.
In a statement, Hothead president and CEO Vlad Ceraldi urged "other platforms and digital distribution services" to follow suit with the new pricing. Microsoft had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.
Earlier this month, Hothead revealed that development had been completed on the Xbox 360, PC, Mac, and Linux versions of PAA: Episode Two, with the release penciled in for later this fall. The PS3 edition of the game is expected to trail other versions of the game, but Hothead said today that it will arrive before December 25. The second episode of the webcomic-inspired adventure game will sell for $14.99 (1,200 Microsoft points).
Check out GameSpot's full review of the PC edition of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness for an idea of what to expect from the M-for-Mature-rated adventure game.