Brutal Legend tunes up for October debut

Headbanging action game starring Jack Black set for release October 16 in the UK, October 13 in North America.

In July of last year, the future of heavy-metal-themed fantasy-action game Brutal Legend hung in the balance, as it was dropped by Vivendi in the wake of the publisher's merger with Activison. Fortunately for those looking forward to the game, EA was there to pick up the pieces and confirmed that it would be publishing the title, ready for launch towards the end of 2009.

Today, EA has announced that Brutal Legend will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 16 in the UK and on October 13 in North America. Brutal Legend stars Jack Black, who also fronts one half of comedy-rock band Tenacious D. Black takes on the role of Eddie Riggs, supreme roadie, who is tasked with saving an alternate world filled with evil demons and every piece of metal cliche imaginable.

The game is being developed by Tim Schafer's Double Fine Producutions. Schafer--known for his work on the first two Monkey Island games, Grim Fandango, and Psychonauts--was understandably pleased with a firm release date for the game, saying, "Wooo! Having an official release date is awesome, and how cool is it that EA threw down the dough to have the name of an entire month changed to Rocktober?"

Check out GameSpot's latest hands-on for more on the game.

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madmax_thegamer
madmax_thegamer

Looks like it will be even more fun than Psychonauts!

elroy
elroy

Heh, five months seems so far away...even though I think I've been waiting five years for this one!!!

55592
55592

It must have been about 16 years ago when Schafer's Secret of Monkey Island, Ultima 8, and Bullfrog's Syndicate came free with the purchase of a sound card. And now you youngsters just take that computers have sound in them for granted! But if this one's half as cool as Full Throttle then it'll measure at least 40 mega-fonzies.

Gamewako
Gamewako

Don't be fooled by fools; Tim Schafer = EPIC WIN every time!

sikanderahmed
sikanderahmed

id rather buy 50 cent game then this metal crap

Paladin_King
Paladin_King

lol @ people thinking this is coming out for the Wii. Rumours? What rumours?

animal503
animal503

bad ass!!! Metal and videogames finally unit... only the most brutal and savage thing that could have ever happened!!

jtparsons54
jtparsons54

Psychonauts introduced me to Schafer's genius. I'm hoping this game finds its true potential as well.

Saxostev
Saxostev

So...Any news about the rumor that this game is coming to the Wii? Is it true or not?

mister-sister
mister-sister

I think it's comming out for the Wii too.... I hope it doesnt suck. Usually, Wii non exclusives suck (hell, even the Wii exclusives suck lol)

Koi-Neon-X
Koi-Neon-X

NOT looking forward to it.:( But, for those of you who are do ENJOY!:)

ibanezdropd
ibanezdropd

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Ivory-Dynamite
Ivory-Dynamite

it looks cooler than Fonzie aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

umbrae
umbrae

Whoot! What an awesome Helloween!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Man a list of games I cant wait to get is already starting

robfield
robfield

They should try for August or September. October is way too close to the big releases.

axelviiii
axelviiii

BAH. Right after my birthday.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

I got Painkiller by Judas Priest like 4 months ago and have been listening to it CONSTANTLY since then (today even). That wasn't Halford. Although he probably would've sounded even more awesome. Haha.

spiggy500
spiggy500

AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doolz2024
Doolz2024

it seems like NA always gets games before EU....

okassar
okassar

and taylormadederek,why do you want Activision to "burn,burn," are you serious?Dude CoD,WoW,Starcraft,Diablo,GH,Prototype,a bunch of other games that would take forever to list.Your post just seems to be very primitive.Just because you like EA and ATVI's value went to 19 billion dollars,5 billion over the previously reigning EA,you don't have to wish it to burn.They are both good companies that make like half the games that I buy.

okassar
okassar

This game is such a creative idea,I KNOW I'm going to buy this:)

planetpib
planetpib

WOOOO!!! I cannot wait to play this game!

4quarters
4quarters

I heard featured were Rob Halford, Lemmy, and Ronnie James Dio.....and many guest appearances.

ColbertSoldier
ColbertSoldier

This is great news. Hopefully if they make a collectors edition it will be worth getting. Say like a sound track? Just saying.

huladog123
huladog123

Whoa-- that dude's arms are thicker than his head!

blackie8
blackie8

has had a release date on brutal legends page at gamestop.com im so getting it

re4leonkennedy
re4leonkennedy

Game looks great ( I loved Psychonauts). It's good to finally see a release date.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Get Bruce Dickingson in the game and that would make it perfect. Me wants!!

FlemmingM
FlemmingM

BattleSword1: Rob Halford is voice actor for the main villan though..

BattleSword1
BattleSword1

@FlemmingM: That's strange... magazines are usually never wrong.

FlemmingM
FlemmingM

Battlesword1: The doublefine scream is most def. Jack Black.

msharki
msharki

This actually doesn't look bad. I'm about a 50% Jack Black fan, so I wasn't sure about this, but it looks like it is shaping up to be a good game. Hopefully it will be.

BattleSword1
BattleSword1

@Jedilink109: I read in a magazine that it's Rob Halford. No one could have belted that out but him.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

@BattleSword1 That was Jack Black dude. :P And this game looks frakking awesome. I cannot wait....although it just HAS to come out 5 days after my birthday though. Arghs.