Penny Arcade Returns To Gaming, Goes Retro

Anyone who had been looking forward to the third installment of the trendsetting webcomic Penny-Arcade’s episodic RPG title, On The Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness, had probably long since given up hope. ┬áThose who remained steadfast and true, however, shall not go unrewarded. At long last, Penny Arcade’s third iteration of their turn based RPG/adventure game will be released for the PC, mobile devices, and XBLA.

It might look a little… different from how fans remember it, however. Instead of a slick 3D interface, Tycho and Gabe are going back to the 90s. Graphics in the third episode will be referencing 16-bit RPGs, aping the style of early SNES Final Fantasy titles. The previous development team at HotHead won’t be returning however; instead, indie game developer Zeboyd will be in the captain’s seat. ┬áHaving developed retro RPGs like Cthulu Saves the World, Zeboyd is in the perfect position to create an affordable, witty title that fits in with the Penny-Arcade brand.

No release date is available yet, but PAX East attendees will be able to enjoy a demo on the showroom floor.

[Source: Joystiq]

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