Multiplayer details revealed

News posted by Ryan on August 13th, 2009 at 1:47pm GMT

Brutal Legend multiplayerWe’re heard bits and bobs about Brutal Legend‘s multiplayer component for a long time, however how exactly it’ll play out has been a bit ambiguous — especially considering how multi-dimensional Brutal Legend‘s gameplay seems to be in general!

IGN has cleared things up with an extensive hands-on preview of Brutal Legend‘s multiplayer, complete with five in-game videos. Although I don’t typically go for console multiplayer, this definitely looks like it’s been put together well. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that a lot of the single-player gameplay was probably balanced to perfection in the multiplayer environment before being integrated into the story.

Also of note is that the three teams — Ironheade, The Drowning Doom, and The Tainted Coil — all have their units described in detail. Most of them are already on the ‘Enemies & Minions’ page, but lacking the specifics IGN’s article contains. Some new screenshots, too!

Update

[August 14th, 2009 at 9:20am GMT+1] Several more previews of Brutal Legend‘s multiplayer have hit the Community Tracker if you’re interested in seeing what other sites think of it. Pretty much all positive!

20 metalheads have commented on this post
1. Chuck 8 years, 1 month ago

Awesome, I just hope enough people play it on ps3

2. Andy 8 years, 1 month ago

Wow, and it looks like they have upgraded their shaders a little!

3. xRenZx 8 years, 1 month ago

Chuck, i’ll play it on PS3, add xRenZx as a friend if you want to play Brütal Legend online.

4. Coggs 8 years, 1 month ago

Amazing, its all I can say. Brutal Legend looks like it has no flaws, the multiplayer was the only part I was worried about for the longest time but the last couple preivews have showen it to be totally killer!

5. Kajebus 8 years, 1 month ago

Woot, the multiplayer looks awsome, happy about it….. game is gonna be freekin epic

6. Gryphon6 8 years, 1 month ago

Multiplayer looks SWEET!, oh, and anyone notice Doviculus’ crazy 4-necked guitar

7. Zinggy 8 years, 1 month ago

Didn’t spot that, but I did notice that Doviculus apparently forgot how to do everything while Eddie was smacking him down. I do hope he puts up more of a fight in single player.

8. Potatoe sam 8 years, 1 month ago

PS3 version i’ve pre-ordered off gamestop

9. ??? 8 years, 1 month ago

looks amazing, can’t wait until Rocktober

10. Potatoe sam 8 years, 1 month ago

wow brutal legend must have alot of bugs and glitches if thats all there doing it wouldnt take until rocktober would it?

11. Kajebus 8 years, 1 month ago

Well i dont think it has alot of bugs and glitches…. although almost every game does…. i think they are just making everything run more smooth and fun…. and its comin out on my birthday so im happy

UP THE IRONS

12. Potatoe sam 8 years, 1 month ago
13. exterminater999 8 years, 1 month ago

IGN doesnt cover all unit types, this site has all of them described with what they do and their individual team attacks –
http://trollitc.com/2009/08/brutal-legend-multiplayer-fact-sheet-screenshots-and-pure-rock-god-awesomeness/

14. Potatoe sam 8 years, 1 month ago

AWESOME exterminater999 they kept treeback WOO HOO

15. Kajebus 8 years, 1 month ago

Wow that is one hell of a good list…. so many people to pick….. but i hope they can keep them balenced and not just over power 1 “tribe” we will have to see…… cant wait!!

UP THE IRONS

16. TheBeastWithin6 8 years, 1 month ago

Um I put the 3 sountrack vids in a playlist but I dont know if I can post the url on here.Its under my Youtube account TheBeastWithin6 if anyone can help me with that…id would be appreciated.

17. exterminater999 8 years, 1 month ago

kajebus – they have been tweaking the difficulty for quite some time so i guess thats included should be just fine.
but from reading that they all sound awsome and i dont know which to pick haha

18. Kajebus 8 years, 1 month ago

yeah they do all sound pretty kool…… i think im gonna pick the tainted coil….. being able to make units as you go is gonna be very helpful…. cant wait!! hopefully they can make a demo soon

UP THE IRONS

19. Potatoe sam 8 years, 1 month ago

the drowning sound sounds awesome WITH TREEBACK!

20. Andy 8 years, 1 month ago
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