EPISODE TWO OF PENNY ARCADE GAME AVAILABLE NOW IN EUROPEAN PLAYSTATION®STORE

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - April 23, 2009 - Hothead Games today proudly announced that its well-received Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode Two is now available via the PLAYSTATION®Network in Europe. Further, fans of the series in Russia, Belgium and the Netherlands will receive double the treat, as Episode One and Episode Two launch simultaneously in those countries today to bring the classic Penny Arcade humor to all-new audiences. In recognition of these auspicious events, Episode One is discounted to€5.99 on the PlayStation®Network in Europe and the equivalent of $10 across Asia now through April 30.

"We are thrilled to be able to announce so much great Penny Arcade news all at once," commented Hothead Games' director of game development, Vlad Ceraldi. "I think the week-long discount on Episode One is a fitting celebration and one I hope many fans will enjoy."

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is the first installment in an RPG-adventure game series set in the comic-book-meets-pulp-horror-meets-H.P. Lovecraft deranged 1920s universe of New Arcadia. 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 series 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 brought to life by the Hothead team.

Then, the madcap Penny Arcade experience continues in Episode Two! 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 One and Episode Two have 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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