Shacknews contacted Double Fine founder Tim Schafer (Full Throttle, Grim Fandango), who flatly denied the rumor. Schafer is delivering a keynote address at the Games Convention Developers Conference, where the game was alleged to be announced.
"No, we are absolutely not announcing at Leipzig," said Schafer in a phone conversation. Schafer characterized the Gamer.no report, which claimed the heavy metal-centric game is entitled "Brutal Legend" and features Jack Black, as containing some accurate information and other inaccurate claims.
Update: Shacknews has received further confirmation of Schafer's statements from a Vivendi representative.
This will be an automatic blnd-purchase, whatever the game is.
Agreed. Can't wait for more actual info to come out either way, though.