Brutal Legend Rocks Out With Electronic Arts

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 12, 2008 5:25am PST

Following months of uncertainty and rumors, Electronic Arts today announced its EA Partners label will publish Double Fine's third person action/adventure game Brutal Legend.The game was one of many dropped from Activision Blizzard's slate following the Vivendi - Activision merger earlier this year, and didn't officially have a home until now.

"This is awesome news!" said Double Fine Productions president Tim Schafer. "The quality and creativity of the games EA Partners has been involved with make it a perfect home for our baby, Brutal Legend. Some people were starting to wonder if the saga of Eddie Riggs would ever see the light of day, but now I think it's clear that this game, like Metal itself, cannot be killed!"

Starring Jack Black as roadie Eddie Riggs, Brutal Legend finds players in a fantasy world filled with Heavy Metal and Rock and Roll folklore. The game will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next fall.

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