Zeboyd Games (Breath of Fire VII, Cthulhu Saves the World) gave this past weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo one of its biggest surprises by announcing its take over of On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness adventure game series. Thought discarded after former developer Hothead left the project to pursue other IP like Deathspank, Zeboyd revealed its production of the series’ 3rd episode, expecting a release date sometime next year.
A bit of gameplay departure from the previous episodes is expected, although Project Lead Robert Boyd has confirmed that no prior knowledge of the franchise will be required to play the third installment. Boyd also confirmed a different gameplay style from his company’s past RPG throwbacks, although no details were offered. The company had reportedly been in the planning stages of the game ever since Cthulhu Saves the World first hit the Xbox Live Indie Marketplace over a year ago.