Well, the gameplay footage was shown as promised last night. Looks like the game is shaping up very nicely! You can grab the one-minute video from the trailers and commercials section, which features snippets of gameplay and in-game cutscenes.
Worth watching just as much as the trailer is the fantastic introduction by Jack Black, which I think can be summarised best with the following quote from Idle Thumbs’ Marek Bronstring:
“I can’t believe I just saw Jack Black yell TIM FREAKING SCHAFER TIM FREAKING SCHAFER and Tim being brought onto stage in a chariot, and then Brutal Legend getting plugged to the max. I love it.”
Yes, it really was that awesome — and he didn’t even mention the flamethrower! I was pretty taken aback by how OTT the whole introduction was; most appropriate for a game as brutal as this. For now I’ve only been able to find a low-quality recording of the introduction, so if you know of a better version please leave a comment or get in touch (it can be hosted here if it’s on your computer).
I’ll be sure to update the trailers and commercials section with the usual Flash version and such later today, as well as furnish the screenshots section with the new material; I’ll also be putting the introduction video up as soon as I can find a decent-quality version. Keep an eye on those sections during the next day or so!