Price, specs announced for Penny Arcade game

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Hothead Games on Thursday revealed pricing and system specifications for its forthcoming game, Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. The game is coming to Mac OS X, Windows and Linux and will cost $19.95.

Based on characters seen in the eminently popular Web comic Penny Arcade, the game is planned as the installment, or episode, of several downloadable games.

Penny Arcade is focused on the continuing exploits of Tycho and Gabe. The comic strips, which are published for free three times a week, often involve situations or a punch line related to video games or video game humor. The new game series is intended as an adventure/action game featuring the characters seen in the Web comic.

System requirements will call for Mac OS X v10.4 or v10.5, G4/1.0GHz or better (including Intel), ATI Radeon 9500, Nvidia GeForce FX 5200, or GMA 950 or better 3D graphics with at least 64MB VRAM, 512MB RAM, 350MB hard disk drive and available Internet connection for download and one-time authentication.

The game has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

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