Brutal Legend rocking Wii?

Source: Hollywood trade Variety's gaming blog The Cut Scene.What we heard: In an interview with gaming Web site 1Up late last month, Double Fine founder Tim Schafer played it cagey when responding to whether his heavy-metal-themed action game would be released for the Wii. According to the site,...

Source: Hollywood trade Variety's gaming blog The Cut Scene.

What we heard: In an interview with gaming Web site 1Up late last month, Double Fine founder Tim Schafer played it cagey when responding to whether his heavy-metal-themed action game would be released for the Wii. According to the site, Schafer turned to his public relations handler for advice on how to respond, before issuing the equivocal response, "We are making an Xbox 360 and a [PlayStation 3] version of Brutal Legend."

Yesterday, Schafer's vague comments may have gotten some clarity. Citing "several good sources," Variety's gaming blog The Cut Scene reported that a Wii edition of Brutal Legend is coming, but Schafer's Double Fine won't be developing it. Instead, EA, which is publishing Brutal Legend under its EA Partners label, is reportedly in the process of commissioning an as-yet-unspecified studio to handle development on the Wii edition, which Variety believes will arrive sometime after the Xbox 360 and PS3 games come due this fall.

The move, of course, makes sense, given EA's recent push to bring as many of its titles to the Wii as possible, such as with the recently announced Dead Space: Extraction. EA also has precedence in farming out alternate versions of a game published through its Partners label. In 2007, EA opted to extend Valve's critical hit The Orange Box to the PS3 platform through one of its internal studios.

The official story: Neither EA nor Double Fine had responded to requests for comment as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Looking not bogus.

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87 comments
redskinStu
redskinStu

Sorry, you didn't convince me with this story. Pure B.S.

VivaKatimari
VivaKatimari

No way. I will not let this happen, the Wii is the worst console.

repoman225
repoman225

I think Rob Halfords voice would set the Wii on fire

muzik_mafia
muzik_mafia

@The Dude1212 no, that would suck, since your computer is probably better than the wii :P

The_Dude1212
The_Dude1212

@muzik_mafia lol, that'd actually be nice, Crysis on Wii. It'd give me an excuse to play it, since my computer is a PoS and can't do anything other than surf the net and iTunes.

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townsenda1
townsenda1

The game looks pretty good and am not surprised it could be coming to the Wii. Here's to hoping it's not bogus.

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

This game looks like so much fun!!

trappt
trappt

Why is the PC being left out on this one, EA?

AlmightyDemon
AlmightyDemon

Just when I was starting to find Jack Black annoying, Kung Fu Panda came out, which proved that he's able to significantly tone down the wacky shtick when needed. It was rather refreshing. Hopefully, the same holds true for his voicework here.

S2333
S2333

I would like it to come to Wii but I don't want it to be botched by EA. I would rather it on PC.

Pices
Pices

Trolls like Paladin King sure made a Gamespot account for a good reason.....ya, to flame the majority of Wii games. You people do know that making games for Wii is way cheaper than making games on other consoles.

Thebomb44
Thebomb44

Even though I really do hate Jack Black with a fiery passion, the thing that's stopping me from this game is it just looks stupid. Sorry. It's not Earthbound quirky it's just "let's be as idiotic as we can and see if it attracts an audience." Earthbound had intelligent humor and satire. This just looks like trash.

valengar
valengar

Ok, Jack Black not a good actor, Tim Schafer amazing game designer. The game will be quirky, funny, and fun if any of his previous work a decent indicator of his future work. Anyone who skips out on this game for the sole reason they don't like Jack Black, I will pity and laugh at the fact you are that fickle enough to miss something that I can only imagine will be more than worth your time.

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

"Jack Black is the only reason I won't be playing this game. God I hate that guy." i won't be getting the game mainly cause i don't care but i agree jack black sucks.

Dante2710
Dante2710

Brutal Legend is an interesting game, i dont see why it shouldnt come to the wii, that way more gamers can appreciate it

mister-sister
mister-sister

I bet this games is like all the other games for the Wii that get hyped up..... they look good but end up sucking.

Princess_Rectum
Princess_Rectum

Jack Black is the only reason I won't be playing this game. God I hate that guy.

The_Owner
The_Owner

Please don't run this version of the game-please don't ruin this version of the game-please don't ruin this version of the game-please don't ruin the version of the game.........

Mikethechimp
Mikethechimp

On-rails shooter/minigame collection/unfinished port

the_requiem
the_requiem

This game is closest I'll ever come to playing a rythm game. Am not that high on Rock Band, Guitar Hero and the ilk... I'd rather play on a real guitar [actually drum-set].

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

This game is gonna be frakking AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! I love metal and I'm so excited for this game. I hope that you get to meet someone who looks like Vic Rattlehead. That'd be awesome.

never-named
never-named

If its another "guided" first person adventure or some other crap excuse to make an on-rails game, I'm chucking my Wii (along with some molotov cocktails) on EA's HQs.

mike2640
mike2640

@ Ivix: Yeah, I realized that after I wrote it. I was thinking of Sega. Thanks for pointing that out.

Wikipedian
Wikipedian

Look foward to it, but not interested in the music

NardBasket
NardBasket

I like peanut butter banana toast

RockmanSRD
RockmanSRD

I really want to be excited about this game, but it's difficult. I love the music, Dio and Tony Iommi are simply awesome.... But I can't stand Jack Black.

RPGNERD1
RPGNERD1

The game looks pretty cool, but you probably will have to be a metal fan.

tupac-makaveli
tupac-makaveli

tim s. has such a weird voice, i pictured him sounding like a dude, not a 11 yr old girl!

Kougeru
Kougeru

this just adds more crap to the wii bin.

pqual322
pqual322

it honestly would not shock me if this somehow became on the rails

kbaily
kbaily

Well at least companies are making actual games for the Wii though I fear this will get the shovel treatment. A spinoff would be better as long as they don't make this another rail shooter or mini game collection.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

lol "Brutal Legend: On Rails Edition"

wahyudil
wahyudil

I hate multiconsole game like this .... a game that not exclusively made for Wii, usually sucks ... I think I should buy the Xbox360 version instead ... if I have 360 of course ...

black_ice23
black_ice23

this would be cool lets just hope EA doesnt go Carnival Games on us

Ivix
Ivix

@mike2640: EA had nothing to do with Madworld...

zaveline
zaveline

Wii is alright now cuz of the storage solution im getting this for the 360 cuz its Jack black this will be awesome because its Metal!

Vegeta-sama
Vegeta-sama

Hopefully a better port than the PS3 version of Orange Box... that was a train wreck

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

hope this game would be good