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Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 09:36 BST
It’s probably Brutal Legend’s characters that win out. Since the days when he provided dialogue options for Guybrush Threepwood, Schafer’s secret skill has been to people his games with lovable oddballs who quickly start to feel like friends, creating bonds strong enough to ensure you forgive some of the ropier moments. In this case, Schafer, Double Fine, and Black haven’t just created a story about roadies: they’ve become them, scuttling about energetically, heads down and minds focused, as they pull a handful of simple props together in order to put on an amazing show.
You can get it in the US now, and Play appears to be selling it in the UK, despite the fact it’s not supposed to come out until Friday over here.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 08:27 BST
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 08:17 BST
It’s passed the Witching Hour all over America, and both Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Brutal Legend are now on sale Stateside.
Naughty Dog boss Evan Wells is pumped enough to be twitpiccing shots of a midnight launch queue in Culver City, while Mr Schafer just dropped word that he’s on his way to his local Gamestop.
The games are two of the most highly anticipated this holiday season, and reviews show why – Uncharted 2 is still the highest-rated PS3 exclusive ever. Brutal Legend’s first scores hit yesterday, but that chances of this not being worth your money are a tad remote.
Buy both. Go nuts. But whatever you go, buy both.
Uncharted 2 releases in mainland Europe tomorrow and the UK this Friday. Brutal Legend is available now in the UK.
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 | 10:50 BST
IGN’s gone live with the first reviews for Brutal Legend.
A blurb from the US review:
“Brutal Legend isn’t quite perfect and there is room for improvement (it’s a little short, side quests are repetitive…), but when the credits roll you’ll find yourself hoping for a sophomore release. Double Fine created a rich heavy metal universe and backstory full of great characters and creatures, with potential for an out-of-this-world sequel. Here’s hoping Shafer and company get a chance to take us there.”
The US video review is after the jump. Game’s out on the PS3 and 360 this week.
Fri, Oct 09, 2009 | 15:34 BST
Three Brutal Legend tracks will land on Rock Band for the usual consoles next week on October 13, the same day the Tim Schafer creation lands in stores .
The “Brütal Legend Pack” consists of “(We Are) The Road Crew ‘08” by Motörhead, “The Metal” by Tenacious D and “More Than Meets the Eye” by Testament, all of which are also featured in Brütal Legend.
Individual songs will run you 160 MS Points ($1.99/£.99/€1.49 EU) each or 440 MS Points ($5.49/£2.49/€3.99) for the pack.
Also, for a limited time beginning Oct. 13, a free download code for the pack will be included with the purchase of Brutal Legend for PS3 and Xbox 360 from any Best Buy retail location.
“These are three great songs that totally capture the feeling of Brütal Legend. I can’t wait to play them in Rock Band,” said Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine Productions. “I’ve air-drummed to all of them so many times, I’m sure I’ll be able to beat them on hard mode, no problem. Or at least on medium. Like medium plus. That’s a setting, right?”
No Tim, it’s not.
Fri, Oct 02, 2009 | 13:54 BST
Brutal Legend is going to fucking shit your pants in awesomeness.
You know it. We know it. Fuck, everyone does! So lets all bask in the glow of a brand new multiplayer trailer released by EA, which you can watch over at Eurogamer Germany.
It’s out near the end of the month for PS3 and 360. Demo is out now on the PS Store and Live.
Pat played through the entire demo yesterday – watch it here.
Thu, Oct 01, 2009 | 18:42 BST
We’ve posted a full, 23-minute playthrough video of the Brutal Legend demo after the break.
The rockathon’s taster was released openly to Live and PSN today after being walled off to pre-orderers for the past week.
No longer. See what you’ll be buying come October 15 if you have the slightest amount of common sense.
Thu, Oct 01, 2009 | 14:33 BST
Both the Brutal Legend and Need for Speed: Shift demos are now up on Live.
We’re going to grab the former for you now. Go get!
Don’t forget that both are up on PSN today as well.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 13:28 BST
It never ends! Microsoft just confirmed that the Brütal Legend demo’s now been posted on Live, following last week’s release for pre-orderers.
Brütal Legend is an action game from the mind of Tim Schafer. Eddie Riggs, a roadie chosen by the Rock Gods and played by Jack Black, must battle through a heavy metal fantasy world to save humanity and slay demons — using only a broad axe, his guitar Clementine, and an army of metal heads.
Go! It’s out on October 15 for PS3 and 360.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 | 16:37 BST
Some new screens for Brutal Legend popped up over on Gamikaze.
Each one shows something different, but still looks metalriffic.
Rocktober is just around the corner. Hope you’re ready.
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 | 18:56 BST
Double Fine has announced that those who preordered Brutal Legend can now enjoy the game’s demo before anyone else.
If you ordered from GameStop, log into Xbox Live or PSN and get to it.
The rest of the world will get it “in the coming weeks”.
Full press release is below.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 17:51 BST
Update – Sorry. You can only get the Brutal Legend demo tomorrow if you’ve pre-ordered. Check out the game’s blog for more. Thanks, Enkeixpress.
Konami’s confirmed that the PES 2010 demo will release tomorrow for PC, PS3 and 360. The taster “showcases the full game’s Exhibition mode,” according to the PR after the break. The full game ships on October 23.
And just in case you’d forgotten, the Brutal Legend demo hits PSN and Live tomorrow, as confirmed at GamesCom.
Demotastic. Get both, obviously.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 14:40 BST
Tue, Sep 08, 2009 | 18:25 BST
Tim Schafer has told Shack that he would like to see sequels to both Brutal Legend and Psychonauts.
“That would be great. I would love that,” he said. “There’s a lot of story. When I do a game, I usually do a lot of backstory and research and stuff. There was a big epic story that we were only able to tell a small part of. There’s definitely more stories to tell in the world of Brütal Legend.
“We’ll have to wait and see.”
As far as Psychonauts is concerned?
“That’d be awesome, wouldn’t it? I think that would be awesome. I love that game and I would love to do something with it someday. If the fans keep talking about it, maybe it will happen.”
More through the link, courtesy of That Videogame Blog.
Thu, Sep 03, 2009 | 16:32 BST
A video for the online multiplayer part of Brutal Legend has popped up over on Eurogamer France.
The game’s out in October.
You should go have a watch.
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 | 13:55 BST
The ESRB has rated Brutal Legend M for Mature.
What naughty things happen in the game that got the rating? Blood and gore, intense violence, partial nudity, suggestive themes and strong language.
The BBFC rated it a 15 here in the UK not too long ago.
More through the link.
It’s out on “Rocktober”/October 15 for PS3 and 360.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 01:47 BST
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 16:17 BST
EA’s press event at GamesCom is ongoing, and Tim Schafer is showing off weapons for the game and multiplayer battles.
One weapons is Eddie’s guitar, Clementine, which can pull-off pyrotechnic attacks and combos which change a little bit depending on which way you’re facing. You can customize and upgrade it later in the game, with the help of Ozzy.
Mission by mission, you unlock new allies to help out, each of which comes with its own double-team attack.
According to Tim, there is loads of “metal” detail in the game.
“You used to stare at record covers for hours, looking for details – we want to let players explore that kind of world for themselves,” he said. “We want to create the experience of falling into an album cover.
“Brutal Legend is an action game where you play a heroic badass, fighting dudes who listen to hair metal.”
The multiplayer is being shown for the first time, so is the car which allows you to “drive over dudes” and get a chrome paint job.
Find out loads more through the live blog along with pictures of Brutal Legend from the floor.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 19:46 BST
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 12:52 BST
The BBFC’s given Brutal Legend a 15, as you can see here.
No cuts were made. It’s just another step towards ultimate Rocktober justice.
Schafer’s latest is out for PS3 and 360 on October 15.