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Zeboyd's Cosmic Star Heroine hitting PC next year, but you can view its opening video now

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Zeboyd Games - developers of Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves the World, and Penny Arcade Episodes 3 and 4 - have a new game in the works. It's called Cosmic Star Heroine and, hooray, it's another old-fashioned JRPG-style RPG. This one, however, is more inspired by the likes of Phantasy Star and Suikoden than by Final Fantasies of old. It's Zeboyd's most ambitious game yet, and naturally that means it has its own attract mode-style opening video. Catch it after the break.

Penny Arcade's still rain-slick fourth and final episode is out now

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Good news, everyone! Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 4 is out now. It's the final part of the adventure-come-JRPG series, and that's a good thing because it means I'll never have to type "Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness" ever again. Man, I can't tell you how much I hated typing "Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness". You can grab the game on Steam for £3.59, going up to £3.99 in about a week. That game, of course, being "Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness", though it looks like it's finally tumbled in.

Penny Arcade Adventures 3 released, trailer implores you to remember the past

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Old sprites never die, they just fade away and/or move inside indie games. Penny Arcade Adventures 3 - or, Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 - is full of old, not-dead sprites. The game is a nostalgic throwback to early 90s RPGs made by Cthulhu Saves the World developers Zeboyd Games with writing and assistance from the Penny Arcade chaps.

It was also released yesterday and is a crazy slim £3 / $5 on Steam. The latest trailer for PA's OTRSPOD3 is below, featuring battling hobos, snapping crabomancers, and self-mocking descriptive text.

Cthulhu Saves The World PC sales smash Xbox Live

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Here's some heartening news for a Wednesday afternoon. Developers Zeboyd recently decided to launch their comedy fantasy RPGs on PC after a long time spent trying to sell on Xbox Live Arcade. Now RPS have news that Cthulhu Saves the World and the superbly named Breath of Death VII have made more in less than a week on Steam than they did in more than a year on Xbox Live, a fact the devs proudly announced on their site.

Zeboyd's games are affectionate parodies of 16-bit era JRPGs. Cthulhu Saves the World casts you in the role of the Lovecraftian beast on a quest to break free of a sorcerer's curse. In order to consume the world, Cthulhu must first save it. "Romance" and "redemption" are promised. Breath of Death VII teams you up with a ghost historian and a vampire techie to uncover the secrets of the past. Kind of like Time Team, but with more turn based combat. Both are currently on sale at 10% off on Steam and Gamersgate.

Cthulhu Saves The World will arrive on PC if gamers cough up

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Xbox Live retro-styled indie RPG Cthulhu Saves The World will arrive on PC if enough cash is donated to the developers.