Due to lackluster sales on other platforms, the fourth installment in the Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice Of Darkness series will only be seeing release as a PC and Xbox Live Indie Games title.

In a tweet on January 30th, Robert Boyd, one half of Zeboyd Games, apologized to Mac, iOS, and Android-bound fans of the Rain-Slick series, with additional citation of the fact that Zeboyd is a two-person team with other projects on the table as further reasoning for the decision. Despite these limitations, and the likely lack of achievements on Xbox Live due to the Indie Games designation, enough information has been teased regarding Rain-Slick 4 that make it seem worth anticipation.

Allegedly sporting 50% more maps than the third Rain-Slick game and its DLC combined, and work on the game’s final dungeon already in progress as of the same day as the platform announcement, the fourth and possibly final part of the Rain-Slick Precipice saga has already been slated for a 2013 release, though more specific details have yet to be revealed.

Zeboyd Games, also responsible for parodic RPGs Breath Of Death VII and Cthulhu Saves The World, picked up the half-finished series a year after original developers Hothead Games had abandoned the Penny Arcade games to work on their DeathSpank franchise. Nearly four years passed between the release of Hothead’s second, 3-D, point-and-click Rain-Slick game and Zeboyd’s retro, 16-bit styled version of the third installment, but it appears the turnaround time between Rain-Slick 3 and Rain-Slick 4 will be a bit closer to the five-month gap between the series’ first two episodes.

Source: Indie Games – The Weblog

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