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Penny Arcade Ep One releasing on PSN this week

Tuesday, 21st October 2008 18:16 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Hothead’s announced that the first episode of the Penny Arcade game will release on PSN on Thursday.

It’ll set you back $15.

The game released for PC, Mac and 360 in May this year.

Press release after the link.

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

PENNY ARCADE GAME LAUNCH AND PRICING CONFIRMED FOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM

“Episode One” To Slide onto PLAYSTATION®Network October 23

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Oct. 21, 2008 – Anxious fans and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system owners, the wait is almost over! Hothead today announced that its well-received Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One will arrive on the PLAYSTATION®Network for download on October 23 in North America (other regions to follow shortly thereafter).

The PLAYSTATION Network version of Episode One features newly-implemented PLAYSTATION 3 system features such as trophies, score ranking and background music (BGM) support and will sell at $14.99 USD, representing a greater value to gamers than ever before. In celebration of this long-awaited moment, the Windows®, Mac® and Linux® versions of Episode One currently available on the Greenhouse digital distribution service (www.playgreenhouse.com) will be immediately and permanently reduced to sell at a comparable price.

“We’re so excited to finally be able to get this version into gamers’ hands,” said Vlad Ceraldi, “that we wanted to extend the same value and opportunity to anyone else who hasn’t had a chance yet to play Episode One. Other platforms and digital distribution services can make their own decision regarding pricing, of course, but we’re recommending under $15 for this and all episodes going forward. Episode Two will be coming to PLAYSTATION Network before Christmas and we are really happy how it turned out.”

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One has been rated “M” for Mature by the Electronic Software Ratings Board for all platforms.

“PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The PLAYSTATION Network Logo is a service mark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

About Hothead Games: Hothead Games is an independent game developer and publisher based in Vancouver, Canada. The company is committed to creating top quality games for the experienced gamer. Hothead is best known for its RPG-adventure game series, On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, based on the widely popular Penny Arcade online comic strip. Hothead self-publishes its titles with a focus on offering accessible game play and episodic content through digital distribution. Visit www.hotheadgames.com for more information.

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