Penny Arcade news round-up

Those two over at Penny Arcade are so productive it’s enough to put you to shame. Comics, blogs, merchandise, charity work, expos, games – they just keep on churning it out. After ten years in the game you would forgive them for winding down a bit, but nope, they’re just getting started.

Proving me right this week is a whole heap of PA announcements. First up is news that PSN’s long wait is over for Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One. The flawed, but really quite charming RPG arrives tomorrow and will set you back $14.99. It has trophy support and you can see the whole list here.

Smug Xbox 360, PC and Mac gamers can ruffle their PS3-owning friends’ hair in a patronising manner though, because Episode 2 is available to download from Oct. 29. Developer Hothead Games reckon they’ve improved on the original, making a longer game (6-10 hours), with additional difficulty settings, completion tracking and extra “Lovecraftian overtones.” I really should learn what that means. The game will cost $14.95 on PC, Mac and Linux and you can download it from Greenhouse. Xbox 360 owners can get it on XBLA for 1200 Microsoft Spacemonkeys, achievements are listed here.

Whilst we’re at, we may as well point you in the direction of the Prince of Persia Penny Arcade storybook. Only a couple of pages are up so far, but new ones will be added all the way to December. It’s a bit of a departure style-wise, but unmistakably PA, and I think you’ll agree, really rather gorgeous.