News: Quite a step up from Majesco huh?
Double Fine Productions and Electronic Arts have announced that EA will be publishing Double Fine's heavy metal action game Brutal Legend in 2009. The game, the last of the Activision Blizzard orphans, will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the Fall.
Br?tal Legend tells the tale of Eddie Riggs, played by Jack Black, who is drawn back through time to a mythical world immersed in Rock and Roll folklore; where great Metal titans once ruled and power chords rang from the countryside for all to hear. When an oppressed people request Eddie's knowledge of modern warfare, he pulls from his own experience in the only occupation he's ever had, a roadie for a Heavy Metal band. From this springs the most hellacious army man has ever seen, and thus brings this ancient world into the Age of Metal.
?This is awesome news!? stated Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. ?The quality and creativity of the games EA Partners has been involved with make it a perfect home for our baby, Br?tal 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!?
Double Fine's seems to have a history of orphan games as their previous title, Psychonauts, was orphaned by Microsoft before it was picked up by Majesco. We'll have more on Brutal Legend soon.