Brutal Legend heading to PC
February 15, 2013 // 6:54 a.m.
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.