Fans of both heavy metal and gaming have probably long been salivating over the prospect of Double Fine's follow up to 2005's Psychonauts: Brütal Legend. Starring Jack Black, the game is a loving homage to all things metal. There's not long to wait now; Brütal Legend, is due on on “Rocktober” 16th and so it may be worth considering taking a break from perfecting your licks in Guitar Hero: Metallica to snap up a preorder deal.
Shop To are currently leading the way pricewise, offering the game for just £34.85, nearly three pounds cheaper than The Hut who are selling it for £37.73.
The link is for the 360 version of the game but Shop To are also offering the PS3 version for exactly the same price too.
In Brütal Legend, you take on the role of Eddie Riggs (named for Eddie of Iron Maiden fame and Derek Riggs, the artist who designed him and modelled on Jack Black and Glenn Danzig), heavy metal roadie extraordinaire voiced by Jack Black, who is stuck playing for the worst metal band known to man. Following an incident at a gig, he is hit on the head with a piece of scenery and consequently blood drips on to his belt buckle, which turns out to be cursed. This causes all hell to break lose (pretty much literally) and Eddie finds himself in an alternate reality where humans are the slaves of demons.
The game has serious rock credentials with metal legends Lemmy Kilmister (of Motörhead fame), Ozzy Osborne, Rob Halford (Judas Priest) and The Runaways' Lita Ford lending their voices to the cast. The soundtrack is filled with 108 songs hand picked by the games Creative Director, Tim Schafer and Music Director, Emily Ridgway, all designed to appeal to fans of the metal genre. The list includes well known classic bands such as Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Carcass, Judas Priest, Manowar, Motörhead and my personal favourite as well as more obscure bands such as Brocas Helm and Slough Feg, the inclusion of which is bound to please some really hardcore fans. Having played the demo, I found that, whether you like heavy metal or not (I really don't!), you can't deny how well it fits with the gameplay and story.
Brütal Legend is an action-adventure in the third person with a 64 km2 open world to explore. Eddie can attack the demons that plague the land using The Separator, a giant axe or that ultimate rock cliché, his beloved Flying V guitar, Clementine. His hotrod The Deuce and the friends that he makes along the way will help him on his rock odysee. As well as the single player main story, there will also be a multiplayer option, which Schafer describes as “your typical head-to-head, battle of the bands scenario. But with axes."
The demo has shown this to be a very well made game which feels great to play and has excellent voice acting, sound track and visuals . Roll on Rocktober 16th!
Thanks to benleslie5 at Hotukdeals!