EPISODE ONE OF PENNY ARCADE GAME AVAILABLE NOW FOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Oct. 23, 2008 - Hothead Games today proudly announced that its well received Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is now available for download on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system in North America. Offered via the PLAYSTATION®Network, this version of Episode One features newly-implemented PLAYSTATION 3 system features such as trophies, score ranking and background music (BGM) support and sells at $14.99 USD, representing a greater value to gamers than ever before.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is an RPG-Adventure game series set in the comic-book-meets-pulp-horror-meets-H.P. Lovecraft deranged 1920s universe of New Arcadia, delivered to gamers via accessible episodic releases. Players join Gabe and Tycho, the crime-solving team of the Startling Developments Detective Agency, to combat savage enemies and solve mysteries hidden deep in the sinister heart of New Arcadia. The game is the result of close collaboration between Hothead Games and Penny Arcade, featuring distinct artwork and characters designed exclusively by Mike "Gabe" Krahulik, story and dialogue by Jerry "Tycho" Holkins, and both brought to life by the Hothead team.

"Hothead is now adding a new platform to its roster," said Vlad Ceraldi, CEO of Hothead. "This is the first of what I'm sure will be many more great Hothead games on the PLAYSTATION Network. In fact, Episode Two for this platform is almost ready and we expect it to launch before Christmas."

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One has been rated "M" for Mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board for all platforms.

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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 witha focus on offering accessible game play and episodic content through digital distribution. Visit www.hotheadgames.com for more information.

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