Brutal Legend heading to PC

Brutal Legend heading to PC

Brutal Legend had a fairly love-it-or-hate-it critical reception with its hybrid RTS gameplay.

Double Fine's metal-themed RTS-brawler hybrid Brutal Legend is making its way to the PC.

A pre-order is already available at a 25% discount for £11.24 on Steam and the multiplayer beta is already open to pre-order customers. The pre-order will also unlock main character Eddie Riggs' hair and guitar as items in Team Fortress 2.

“Adding a PC release to Brutal Legend’s list of conquests risks raising the world’s ambient Metal saturation to dangerously high levels,” said Double Fine president Tim Schafer, “which is why we’re conducting this closed beta test for preorders.”

Brutal Legend was launched in 2009 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 after tumultuous development process with original publisher Vivendi Games dropping the game following its merger with Activision. The title eventually landed at EA after legal squabbles with Activision.

Alongside the PC release, which Double Fine is self publishing, the studio is also releasing a concept art book, the Art of Brutal Legend, which will be available from Double Fine's online storefront.

The PC port of the three-year-old title has been through some upgrades with the studio developing better quality anti-aliasing, support for resolutions larger than 720p and improvements to smooth over lag-suffering multiplayer games. Further graphical tweaks are scheduled to be implemented over the coming weeks.

Before this announcement, a couple of weeks ago Brutal Legend was spotted on Steam's database sparking speculation that it was soon to be coming to the platform. Other much anticipated titles that are yet to make their way to the PC also spotted alongside Double Fine's RTS-brawler include Fez and Halo 3.


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Almightyrastus 15th February 2013, 07:36 Quote
This just made my Friday
kenco_uk 15th February 2013, 10:09 Quote
Brutal Legend, Fez and Halo 3 coming to PC. Sweet.
Blademrk 15th February 2013, 10:09 Quote
Played on the 360 and while I enjoyed the adventure part of the game, I found the RTS part to be extremely annoying (in fact I got stuck on near the end due to an RTS section I just couldn't beat Ophelia).
Flibblebot 15th February 2013, 13:19 Quote
Originally Posted by Blademrk
(in fact I got stuck on near the end due to an RTS section I just couldn't beat Ophelia).
Same here. Got to that bit, failed too many times and haven't been back to it since.
Maybe time to dig it out and give it another go.
Bauul 15th February 2013, 21:18 Quote
Such a frustrating game. The writing, acting, characters, story, humour, and of course the music, were literally amongst the best in any game I have ever played.

It was just such a shame the gameplay was so ill thought out.
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