We’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!
[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!