Penny Arcade Episode 2 releases digitally

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 13 November 2008 19:37 GMT

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Hothead’s announced that the second episode of the Penny Arcade game’s gone live for download.

You can now get it from a variety of digital distribution platforms. You lucky people.

  • Direct2Drive (www.direct2drive.com)
  • GamersGate (www.gamersgate.com)
  • Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com)
  • Steam (www.steampowered.com) – includes PC achievements

It’s already out on Live, if you’re more pad-minded.

EPISODE TWO OF PENNY ARCADE GAME NOW AVAILABLE ON MULTIPLE DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORMS

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Nov. 13, 2008 – Hothead Games today announced that Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode Two is now available worldwide via multiple digital distribution platforms.

The newly added platforms are (in alphabetical order)
• Direct2Drive (www.direct2drive.com)
• GamersGate (www.gamersgate.com)
• Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com)
• Steam (www.steampowered.com) – includes PC achievements

“We’re getting faster and better at bringing gamers what they want on the platforms they want,” said Hothead CEO Vlad Ceraldi. “This time, everything came together all at once and we can offer Episode Two on four new platforms for all of the Penny Arcade fans out there.” The game premiered on the Greenhouse digital distribution service (Windows®, Mac® and Linux® – www.playgreenhouse.com) and on Xbox LIVE® Arcade on Oct. 29.

The madcap Penny Arcade experience continues in Episode Two of the RPG-adventure game series! Players can jump right in with a fresh character and new customization options or carry over their look and stats from Episode One. Plus, there are more puzzles, areas to explore, levels to gain and new difficulty settings to make the journey more insane than ever before. Rejoin Gabe and Tycho to go crazy with a whole new episode, moving ever closer to solving the mystery in the heart of New Arcadia.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode Two offers players six to ten hours of gameplay and has been rated “M” for Mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board for all platforms.

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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