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EA to publish Brütal Legend

EA to publish Brütal Legend

Electronic Arts has announced that it has picked up Tim Schafer's Brütal Legend, starring Jack Black.

Finally. Electronic Arts has stepped up and said that it will publish Brütal Legend, the latest game from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Studios, on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The heavy-metal inspired game first fell into difficulty when Activision-Blizzard discarded a bunch of in-development titles after their merger. Games like Ghostbusters, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand and Brütal Legend suddenly found themselves without a publisher, though all have now found new homes.

While the last game of the lot to find a new publisher, it seems that Brütal Legend was never in any real trouble as a publishing deal with EA had been quietly on the card for a while. We can't say we blame EA for pursuing the game either - a heavy-metal inspired game starring Jack Black and from the makers of Psychonauts, Grim Fandango and Full Throttle is a tempting prospect for anyone!

This is awesome news!” stated Tim Schafer in a press release. “The quality and creativity of the games EA Partners has been involved with make it a perfect home for our baby, Brütal 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!

While the game is set to tell the story of Eddie Riggs, a roadie who gets sucked into an alternate demon-filled universe by an ancient rock icon, the gameplay itself has yet to be full unveiled. Jack Black has promised however that the first trailers for the game will be unveiled in the VGA Spike gaming awards in the US, which he's presenting.

Until then you can check out the original trailer below from when the game was being published back at Sierra, or let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Mentai 12th December 2008, 15:29 Quote
About time! Imo Activision never should have dropped this, it sounds like one of the most original IP's in a long time. I'm looking forward to it.
zimbloggy 12th December 2008, 16:14 Quote
I'm confused, is this in action game? or what?
scarrmrcc 12th December 2008, 16:18 Quote
wait...wait...wait..
EA picked it up?

aren't they trying to make EVERYTHING all kid friendly, and sweet?

wouldn't that ruin this game?

(gods i hope they leave it alone, cause i was looking forward to this game)
UncertainGod 12th December 2008, 16:47 Quote
Superb news, as long as they don't interfere with development and don't try to lock it with with retarded drm I shall buy it.
Jordan Wise 12th December 2008, 17:06 Quote
Excellent! If any other Tim Schafer game is to go by then this will be brilliant. EA's been doing a lot the right things lately
Horizon 12th December 2008, 21:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
Excellent! If any other Tim Schafer game is to go by then this will be brilliant. EA's been doing a lot the right things lately

I can't think of any other besides Dead Space and Mirror's Edge, with this being EA I'm just waiting for karma to kick in.
Gh0stDrag0n 13th December 2008, 04:14 Quote
This game will have some brutal DRM attached, and will become one of the top ten pirated games. Look for it at least 2 weeks before retail on TPB.
EA+SecuROM=pirate booty.
cyrilthefish 13th December 2008, 13:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
EA's been doing a lot the right things lately

I'm hard pressed to think of anything EA has done right of late.

They seem hell-bent on making themselves the most hated company in gaming again...
HourBeforeDawn 15th December 2008, 17:35 Quote
ya Jack Black wished he looked that good lol but just the same sweet this will be something to check out.
Jordan Wise 17th December 2008, 11:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by cyrilthefish


I'm hard pressed to think of anything EA has done right of late.

They seem hell-bent on making themselves the most hated company in gaming again...

Well they're taking on new IPs, keeping them going despite them not selling as well as was hoped and they're also getting a lot of praise from id and Valve for distributing and porting their games. If they move all their games to steam like they have with Spore then that'll be the best thing yet
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