Even though it pains me to add yet another ~80-character title to our growing RPG database, it's definitely worth mentioning that the folks at Penny Arcade have now teamed up with Cthulhu Saves the World developer Zeboyd Games to crank out a third episode of Penny Arcade Adventures. This particular installment differs from the Hothead Games versions, however, in that there's a stark old school JRPG vibe in its design rather than the traditional action RPG design that the first two went with. While you consider the $4.99 asking price on Steam (don't forget that there are free giftable copies of Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII included), I'll send you to the launch trailer:
And here's the official description:
The Startling Developments Detective Agency springs into action as On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 begins, set in motion by a call from a mysterious source. The ever escalating perils on the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness will season our tender heroes to their very core! Expect cunning evil doctors, a series of unexplainable thefts, a mysterious book of power, enigmatic supernatural forces, hoboids, roboids, time travelling dinosaurs, and more!
• Old-School RPG style mixed with modern design sensibilities! • Bizarre and humorous story written by Penny Arcade & Zeboyd Games! • View the town of New Arcadia in all its pure, 16-bit glory! • 8-12 hour quest with even more content to be added later via free updates! • No random battles! • Gain the powers of the Tube Samurai, the Hobo, the Apocalypt, the Dinosorcerer, the Delusionist, and more through a unique multi-class job system! • Disrupt enemy attacks with powerful interrupt abilities! • Rechargable MP & items! Unleash your full power in every battle! • Leverage "Help-Yu," our haiku-based help system. An Industry first! • No previous experience with Rain-Slick 1 or 2 necessary!