Brutal Legend

XB360, PS3, PC / Action / Release: Oct 13, 2009 / ESRB: M

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Jack Black Kills a Guy to Sell Brutal Legend

Brutal Legend star Jack Black continues the "Brutal Thoughts" series of promotional videos with this destructive clip. As was the case with the previous videos, it's probably not the most hilarious thing you'll ever see in your life, but at least there's a decent chunk of gameplay as a final reward.

Brutal Legend crushes the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 13.

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"misleading headline, I thought they were going to use some nice special effects, now sad panda"
- hillemania    See all 23 comments


Tim Schafer Narrates 17 Minutes of Brutal Legend

Taking the day off for an early start to the holiday? Then you've got the time to sit around and watch 17 minutes of Double Fine's Brutal Legend, all narrated by Tim Schafer himself.

Brutal Legend is set to arrive on October 13 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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"Metal, demons, Jack Black, giant axes, epic guitar. Must...have."
- Inarion    See all 69 comments


Brutal Legend Drops Dio in Favour of Curry

Former Black Sabbath singer Ronnie James Dio has been bumped from the Brutal Legend all-star lineup, replaced by Rocky Horror Picture Show star Tim Curry.

Dio--credited with popularising the metal horns hand gesture Brutal Legend frequently throws--was to voice a character named Doviculus, Emperor of the Tainted Coil.

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"Ever since reading the back of the box for Legend, I can't refer to Tim Curry as anything but ..."
- Agrona    See all 44 comments


Activision Sues To Stop Brutal Legend Release

Update 2: Further AP details reveal more of Activision's complaint. The publisher claims Double Fine was paid $15 million to develop Brutal Legend but missed a key deadline last year, allegedly stating that another nine months and $7 million were needed.

While no agreement to get Brutal Legend back on course was ever reached, Activision contests it never gave up publishing rights and as such Double Fine could not take the game to EA. Activision bemoans the loss of its investment not only in Brutal Legend itself, but the ability to sell seemingly lucrative Legend-based downloadable content. Read more »

"This reminds of people watching their neighbors fight through their window and making all kinds ..."
- Cygnus X-1    See all 299 comments


Brutal Legend Trailer Celebrates Metal Brutality

Choo choo! The E3 Trailer Train is now pulling into the Brutal Legend station, providing you, the gaming public, with your latest glimpse of Double Fine's rocking action title.

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"Despite the WOW art style that looks like it came straight out of 1997's anus, I want to play ..."
- Funeraldirge    See all 13 comments


Ozzy Osbourne Joins Brutal Legend Cast

Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has been added to the cast of Double Fine's action title Brutal Legend.

Osbourne joins cast members Jack Black, Lenny Kileister, Rob Halford and Lita Ford.

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""The two join cast members..." Who is the other one? This story only mentions the addition ..."
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Brutal Legend Screenshots: Hogs and Hot Rods

Just when you were giving up hope of ever seeing meat motorcyles and giant metal spiders in a game, Psychonauts developer Double Fine steps in with Brutal Legend.

Sporting the likeness and vocal talents of many metal alumni, not to mention Jack Black, the heavy metal fantasy arrives October 13 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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"I would really love to see this game on pc... but well that would be triple fiiine instead of ..."
- Longgshot    See all 7 comments


Brutal (Legend) Thoughts with Jack Black: Episode 1

Below is what publisher EA refers to as the "premiere episode" of "Brutal Thoughts with Jack Black," a campaign that will most likely run until the Double Fine-helmed, Jack Black-starring action-strategy game Brutal Legend (PS3, 360) arrives on October 13.

Oh, but don't let the name fool you. Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey this is not. Read more »

"I guess I'm one of the few that enjoyed the small clip. Not really getting the hate against ..."
- FireCage321    See all 38 comments


Brutal Legend Screenshots Raise Rob Halford's Hair

Brutal Legend publisher EA has let loose new screenshots showing some bloody lovely action and the character General Lionwhyte, played by Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

The heavy metal action adventure's all-star cast also includes Jack Black as protagonist Eddie Riggs, Lemmy from Motorhead as The Kill Master and The Runaways's Lita Ford Read more »

"Every news on this is more salt into the no PC release wound. Come on PC release...."
- Mystery0000    See all 20 comments


Brutal Legend Screenshots Depict Hardcore Environments, Vistas

This batch of screenshots--courtesy fansite Brutal!--from Double Fine's upcoming metal-themed action title gives us a chance to observe the hellish overworld of Brutal Legend, without the annoyance of ghouls and other pesky creatures.

Brutal Legend arrives October 13 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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"If those skies were animated with rolling, billowing clouds, I would die. This looks hot."
- donjuancarlos    See all 9 comments


The Story Behind the Brutal Legend

In a world where demonic nuns roam the heavy metal fantasy landscape and the youth bang their heads aimlessly, only one roadie can save them all. This is Brutal Legend.

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"Lack of PC release sucks pretty hard. What gives, Double Fine?"
- steveto    See all 25 comments


Brutal Legend Screenshots: Here's Lemmy

Update: Mere moments after our initial posting, another batch of Brutal Legend screenshots arrived from EA, providing an in-game glimpse of the character voiced by and modeled after Motorhead vocalist Lemmy Kilmister: "The Kill Master."

Original: Two new screenshots today of Double Fine's heavy metal-inspired Brutal Legend show off its hot rod The Deuce, also known affectionately as The Druid Plow. Read more »

"Give me a PC version and set of brass knuckles like the dude in that one screenshot, and I'll be ..."
- donjuancarlos    See all 11 comments


Brutal Legend Gets 'Rocktober' Release Date

Promising that Brutal Legend will "melt your face off," developer Double Fine and publisher EA today announced a firm release date for the metal-action game.

The tale of roadie Eddie Riggs' descent into a world "where every Heavy Metal album cover and lyric Eddie knows has come to life" hits North America in PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 form on October 13, followed by a European release October 16. Read more »

"My 360 has been collecting dust for months and will likely continue to do so until this game ..."
- willy359    See all 17 comments


Brutal Legend Will Rock Your Face

Hello Shacknews! Are you ready to rock? This... is Brutal Legend.

New screenshots of Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions' action heavy metal fantasy show all we could hope for--hot rods, roadies, demons, axes, and Flying V axes.

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"I`m in love with the art direction in this game... just oozes quality, style and ironic ..."
- electric_wizard    See all 50 comments


Activision Threatens to Sue EA Over Brutal Legend, EA Likens Activision to a Jealous Ex-husband

Activision Blizzard has reportedly threatened to sue Electronic Arts for publishing Double Fine's upcoming action-adventure game Brutal Legend (PS3, 360), claims Variety.

Though Electronic Arts claimed to pick up the publishing rights for Brutal Legend back in December, Variety's sources indicate that Activision Blizzard views the agreement as invalid due to a belief that it was still engaged in negotiations regarding the game. Read more »

"Let's stop calling them "publishers" and start calling them "labels" and what we've get? Music ..."
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