In a surprising move, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik from Penny Arcade have announced their plans to release Penny Arcade’s On The Rain-Slick Precipice Of Darkness Episode 3. To the disappointment of fans, the duo behind PAX and Penny Arcade announced back in March 2011 that the planned future installments of the series were canceled. Along with the announcement of the new game came the surprising twist the the game will be a 16 Bit style RPG in the vein of Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 1-6.
As Gabe and Tycho, players will once again delve hip-deep into the sinister mysteries of New Arcadia. The latest installment will take the series in a new direction, or maybe a really old direction, with a retro 16-bit RPG look and style of play.
“We originally had the idea of an NES-style RPG last year, but we couldn’t find the right people to do it,” said Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade. “After we saw Zeboyd’s Breath of Death VII and Cthulhu Saves the World, we knew we didn’t have to look around anymore. Zeboyd was a perfect match.”
On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 3 will launch in 2012.
This news has me absolutely geeked to see what comes out of this amazing partnership. I loved the first two installments and definitely look forward to what the new one has in store.
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