Br?tal Legend is an action-adventure game under development by Double Fine Productions and to be published by Electronic Arts for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is scheduled to be released in October 2009 in both North America and Europe. Though Br?tal Legend was originally to be published by Vivendi Games prior to its merger with Activision, Activision had dropped the game from its portfolio after the merger. It was later picked up by Electronic Arts, though legal questions on the publication rights remain at issue, with Activision presently suing to block the sale of the game.
Tim Schafer, the game's creative director, was inspired to create the game by his own past musical experiences. The game will feature the character of Eddie Riggs, voiced by Jack Black, a roadie who is accidentally transported to a fantasy world inspired by the artwork of heavy metal album covers. Eddie becomes the world's savior, leading the down-trodden humans against a range of supernatural overlords using a battle axe, his Flying V guitar infused with magical powers, and a customizable hot rod. In addition to Black, the game will feature voices of both heavy metal musicians including Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford and other celebrities such as Tim Curry, as well as several metal songs selected by Schafer for inclusion in the game.
NA October 13, 2009
EU October 16, 2009
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