Penny Arcade's Rain-Slick slips to PS3

First installment in episodic adventure-RPG series set for release on PlayStation Network in late fall.

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Earlier this year, Hothead Games took PC and Xbox 360 players to the brink of bleakness with Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One. Now PlayStation 3 owners will be able to spend time on the same threshold of murkiness, as the developer today announced that a PS3 edition of the game will arrive on the PlayStation Network in late fall.

Set in an alternate 1920s world of New Arcadia, the game follows Gabe and Tycho of the Startling Developments Detective Agency as they set out to discover the evil machinations behind a sudden preponderance of produce-violating automatons. Penny Arcade artist Mike Krahulik provided character designs and artwork to the development team, while writer Jerry Holkins handled the game's story and dialogue.

When it arrives on the PS3, Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode One will be priced in line with the PC and Xbox 360 editions of the game, which sell for about $20. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

52 comments
scrubs_06
scrubs_06

YES FINALLY SOME RECOGNITION THAT PLAYSTATION SHOULD RECIEVE SUCH AWESOME EPISODIC CONTENT....THANKYOU PENNY ARCADE. Dont forget us when WALLACE AND GROMIT come out and we would mind some STRONG BAD either!!!PLEASE?

andyrae11
andyrae11

People want Penny Arcade for what? Penny Arcade is retarded.

BMAN0201
BMAN0201

I'm not really sure why it "sux" when a game is released for the other consoles. I thought gaming together was a good thing?

sexydaniboy
sexydaniboy

That's awesome. Congrats to the PS3 owners. Now all I need is Nintendo to release a damn HDD so the game can get into WiiWare. You're killing me here, Nintendo.

BRAWLL
BRAWLL

another pc/xbox game to ps3..... good stuff

The_Tron
The_Tron

I'm stoked, I've been a PA fan for years and I was heartbroken when they said the game was gonna be on Pc and Xbox360 and not the Ps3(the only gaming platform I have). So this is good news for me I actually do plan on buying this.

DesertClawX2X
DesertClawX2X

@ CorruptGamerGX: I don't think that I could have said it any better than you did. Anyway, hopefully, it doesn't take eons for the 2nd episode to arrive. That's the only problem with episodic games.

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

i wanna know when episode 2 comes out, i liked this game.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I really liked the demo on XBLA. I will probably get the game for PS3 when it comes out.

Vash287
Vash287

@Chaos_Bladez It's been dead for years. Now its a code word for "We want more money before we put it on your console."

jackrocks123
jackrocks123

lol sloppy seconds, who ever said that lol? you annoyed that it lost exclusivity? just like lost planet, like dead rising, like bioshock, like enternal sonta (whatever its called) plus more.

PapaRocks
PapaRocks

Good news to see, but will it support trophies?

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

xbox360progamer that suxs that its going on ps3 Yet it didn't suck when Final Fantasy XIII went to 360, right?

74141976
74141976

well i have played and like the game u can check my review on it..........now u ps3 owners please get it it may seem high for a arcade game but come on u will like it plus there two more coming this year well i know part 2 this year don't no when the part will be here............but enjoy the game please

Spincut
Spincut

well I wasnt saying it ended up being the opposite of Daikatana anyway, I was just saying it would have been a funny gag to talk about this game for years and years, reference it in comics, only to have it never come out, i would have been amused

rmoorevtps3
rmoorevtps3

ps3 loves sloppy seconds?? hardly. ps3 loves its cell broadband processor, blu-ray, bluetooth, hdmi, built in wifi, free online, the 320 gig hdd i put it in it, and its shiny goodness

rmoorevtps3
rmoorevtps3

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pokomo
pokomo

I am so happy to hear this. Massive PA fan, and the PSN needs some interest from developers like this to gain popularity. Woot!

phase4illini
phase4illini

Sweetness. I was hoping to hear this, seeing as I am Xbox360-less and pretty much all the reviews said the game was more satisfying on the console.

supa_badman
supa_badman

man i wish they would come out with psn cards so i can buy the damn game.

pashmina626
pashmina626

I can't wait for this game to come out on PS3 as I was really wanted to play this game.

hobotech64
hobotech64

If your computer can't run this game already, you'd better have a Commodore.

breakitapart
breakitapart

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skirlnik
skirlnik

@Blue_Heeler: I completely agree.

somesthetic
somesthetic

The game, more than anything, made me realize that while I think their comics are funny and I tolerate their opinions, I'm just not nearly as nerdy as they are.

Blue_Heeler
Blue_Heeler

@stuffgamer1, They've been PS3 bashers all along, never giving it any positive light even when it was blinding them in the face. They chose their stance against the PS3 and then expect PS3 owners to buy their products? Go screw!

wwonka666
wwonka666

Dirk13 PA should have made this one gigantic running gag and pull a daikatana and never release it, but talk about it forever.... ???? Have you played it? it's definitely not worth being the most expensive XBLA game ever. I thought it was pretty boring and worth $10 max, more like $5. I wouldn't have bought it either way though so maybe I shouldn't be commenting.

Spincut
Spincut

PA should have made this one gigantic running gag and pull a daikatana and never release it, but talk about it forever....

TenP
TenP

I've got this on PC already. :D

mysterylobster
mysterylobster

So the big PC exclusive is now on a console. Seems like a trend these days.

Frexie
Frexie

Nice Damage Control, aDhAmMe13...

aDhAmMe13
aDhAmMe13

Cool...Microsoft lost quite a few exclusives: Saints Row, Condemned, BioShock, and now this...Interesting...

sieg6529
sieg6529

YAY! I've loved these wackjobs since 1999, and I was so disappointed when it was only released on the Xbox360.

bghattas
bghattas

That's good to read. I wanted to play this game but I don't have a 360 nor a PC that can run the game. There was talk that they couldn't program the game on the PS3 but I'm glad that this isn't the case and I'll be able to play it. I can wait.

09231991
09231991

I've played the demo of it and actually like it. I might get it soon for my 360. But yeah, I have to agree with -GhostMLD-, that sucks that PS3 owners have had to wait so long for it.

stuffgamer1
stuffgamer1

@Blue_Heeler: Do you mean there's another platform it's not on that you're mad about, or is it this "Penny Arcade hates the PS3" thing the other posts mention? I'm not terribly familiar with this fact (I've mostly read their archive books, and they seem to have warmed up to it, if you read the commentary), though I knew they had the usual complaints when it first came out. Do they really HATE the PS3, or were they just waiting for it to get better? Either way, they pretty much said it would come to PS3 when they could get it there, and even Wii if possible (though I doubt it really is). I'm glad to see it branching out, but I'd like to know if it'll have Trophies. It definitely SHOULD, but that's no guarantee!

-GhostMLD-
-GhostMLD-

that sucks. at least 360 got it months upon months sooner

Auricom_Pilot
Auricom_Pilot

cool! Now get the strong bad game on the psn!

Blue_Heeler
Blue_Heeler

I'm not supporting something that doesn't support my platform of choice. Screw PA.

shady_825
shady_825

This is great! I'm a long-time PA fan. I mean I've been around since the 90's reading their stuff. I solely own a PS3 and I think it's the best of the next-gen consoles, but Penny Arcade hates it. I didn't this game would ever end up on a Sony platform just because I know how much they hate the PS3. Man this is a MUCH bigger surprise to me than anything from E3!

Atheno
Atheno

I think what TheArcade was trying to say was, cool, now more people can enjoy the game! At least, thats what id expect to hear from a gamer.