Brutal Legend demo coming in September

News posted by Ryan on August 18th, 2009 at 5:50pm GMT

GamesCom 2009 TrailerGamesCom 2009 is currently underway, and unsurprisingly Electronic Arts is there to spread word of its upcoming games and announce things. Of immediate interest is a new Brutal Legend trailer that I’ve just added to the ‘Videos’ section, featuring a load of new stuff.

Of more distant but ultra-compelling interest is the promise of a demo! To be released in a month on September 17th, there’s no word yet on how much of the game it’ll include but you can bet your horns part of Tim Schafer’s commentary videos will be there to enjoy.


[August 19th, 2009 at 2:47pm GMT+1] According to a new page on the official Brutal Legend site, you’ll need to pre-order the game from certain vendors to actually get access to the demo on September 17th:

Update #2

[August 19th, 2009 at 3:34pm GMT+1] It looks like the official page was a bit unclear about this. Reports from other sources and people who pre-ordered indicate that the demo will be available to everybody on September 17th, and that those who pre-order will get it a week earlier on September 11th. Rock on!

44 metalheads have commented on this post
1. Potatoe sam 12 years, 9 months ago

ITS THE MOST BRUTAL TRAILER EVAR!and funny enough 17th of september is when i was told the game would come out

2. Kajebus 12 years, 9 months ago

WOOOT!!! still gotta wait a bit but at least we know when the demo is comin out! i know its gonna kick ass!!!! trailer looks sick also…. “i will now teach you french kissing” hahaha, cant wait!!!!!!!


3. Zinggy 12 years, 9 months ago

September is something I associate more with middle-class white-guy sorta-whiny feel-good rock more than metal.

But that’s alright.


4. Coggs 12 years, 9 months ago

FUCK YEAH! September 21st is my birthday, the demo will make an awesome birthday gift!

5. Mykal 12 years, 9 months ago

I know that was what I thought since mine is the 16th. Makes it feel like they made it just for you.

6. Natontalas 12 years, 9 months ago

About birthday presents: my birthday is the 25th of Rocktober but… Brutal Legend comes out on 23rd in Russia! I see there are a lot of lucky guys here.

7. Kajebus 12 years, 9 months ago

hahaha the game comes out on my birthday so i win =)

8. TheTingler 12 years, 9 months ago

GAME here in the UK have sent me an email saying that preorderers with them will have early access to the demo!

9. Kajebus 12 years, 9 months ago

well this is fucked up…… im canadian but there is nothing about canadians…… i pre-ordered mine from EB…. hopefully i can get the demo

10. Ryan BRUTAL! Staff 12 years, 9 months ago

There seems to be a bit of ambiguity about this. I’ve had two people say they’ve had an email telling them that they’ll get the demo a week early, however the official page doesn’t say this.

If anyone can paste their pre-order email and clarify whether it means pre-orderers get it on September 17th or before that it’d be much appreciated!

11. exterminater999 12 years, 9 months ago

on here it says you get 1 week earlyer access
im sure tht it will be availiable to all by 17th shredtember
although the hardcore fans like us will want to preorder it from those mentioned on the original site to get it a week eirly

12. exterminater999 12 years, 9 months ago

also if u live in the UK and dont want to order from gamestop and pay about £15 postage just to get the awsome D Guitar then this UK retailer is what you need :D

13. exterminater999 12 years, 9 months ago
14. Death in a handbasket 12 years, 9 months ago

HA!!! looks like I get the demo September 11th due to a gamestop pre-order. Dear Metal Gods Thanks so much for allowing me the opportunuty to actually playu some Brütal Legend awesomeness early as a reward for my pre-order at gamestop, and no doubt my intense obsession of all things Brütal. (my wife thinks I’ve lost it!) P.S. …METAL!!!!!!!

15. Potatoe sam 12 years, 9 months ago

i pre orderded from gamestop too awesomeness tenacious d guitar and tenacious sound effects

16. Potatoe sam 12 years, 9 months ago

theres a brutal legend stratagy guide aswell

17. Andy 12 years, 9 months ago

I can’t preorder from a vendor i my country :(

18. TheBeastWithin6 12 years, 9 months ago

NOOO!!!!the 11th is too early!my xbox is broken and it wont be fixed in time.why has this happened to me?WHYYYYYYYY??!!!!!

19. partdemon 12 years, 9 months ago

no the demo comes out sept. 17. even G4 said it.

20. partdemon 12 years, 9 months ago

sweet if u preordered it nice i didn’t no that do i get the code in a email or what?

21. Ryan BRUTAL! Staff 12 years, 9 months ago

That’s what seems to be the case, partdemon. The pre-order vendors have already started emailing people, letting them know that they’ll be getting the demo early.

22. Potatoe sam 12 years, 9 months ago

games reactor have a video interviewing tim

23. partdemon 12 years, 8 months ago

this game will be amazing, tim made my favorite games. pyschonauts and grim fandgao. i am a fan of his games

24. Troy 12 years, 8 months ago

I preordered Brutal Legend from Amazon :( Dammit

25. John Doe 12 years, 8 months ago

If I preordered from in-store will I still get the early access demo and Tenacious D guitar?

26. Kelemeth 12 years, 8 months ago

I just read this from the Website from which I preordered Brutal Legend.

“UK ONLY. Limited Offer while stocks last. Customers who have already preordered this product will also receive the bonus item. You will need access to Xbox Live (Silver or above) or PlayStation Network in order to download your demo. Your code will be emailed to you on 14th September 09 ahead of the early demo release on 16th September 09 with full details of how to access it. Please ensure your email address in Your Account is valid.”

So, what..? The UK get the early access demo 5 days after everyone else? Will the normal demo be released later as well? Or has the demo launch been delayed and they’re moving everything back a bit? Or does the UK just suck at releasing stuff?

27. Ryan BRUTAL! Staff 12 years, 8 months ago

It’s pretty unclear at the moment, Kalemeth — it seems different places are offering conflicting details. I’ve got my preorder with GAME too and it does seem like we won’t be playing anything until September 16th, but I don’t know how that compares with other vendors.

Anyone who’s preordered elsewhere got any info to add?

28. Kelemeth 12 years, 8 months ago

I looked at the other sites that are holding the early demo release promotion. Only Gamestop has a “when the early access is” displayed on their site. (language barrier on some of the sites but didn’t see any number dates.)

“Reserve Brutal Legend and be the first to play the demo with GameStop’s exclusive early access. Preview of the game’s non-stop hack n’ slash action and mayhem a week before anybody else when you pre-order from GameStop. Demo begins at 11:00 am pst on 9/17/09. Available online and in-store while supplies last.”

17th of september. So one day after the UK gets it? That seems strange, since The USA nearly always get stuff released there first.

I find it funny all these sites claim “Exclusive to us”. Even when there’s 7 other sites offering the same thing. >.>

29. Mykal 12 years, 8 months ago

Well from what I was told from when I called up Gamestop they didn’t have it on 9/11 as there website said. Though it may be when they were sent out. Now based on the website said they would arrive on the 16th if preorder online. So it may be when they arrive in the store on the 16th. The one in my town didn’t receive one yesterday and didn’t receive anything today(9/12) and was informed they wouldn’t receive anything until Monday(9/14) or Tuesday(9/15). So it may be only a couple of days before it gets public.or just a day. Still for me I think of it as hell a lot eariler then I am use to since I am silver and have to wait a week for the new demos.

30. Mykal 12 years, 8 months ago

So far no dice on it so far, but the full opening that showcases the swearing and the violence being turned off has surfaced. Will cheek today if it has arrived since it is 9/16.;thumb;3

31. Potatoe sam 12 years, 8 months ago

WOW MYKAL THE CUTSCENE WAS AWESOME no swearing or gore was lame but ormagoden was awesome his feet are the mmetal sign

32. exterminater999 12 years, 8 months ago

cant wait till the demo…or the actual game XD
hopefully i will be able to play it tommoro but they really havent been to clear on how its realeased :(
i guess we will find out tommoro :)


33. Snaggletooth 12 years, 8 months ago

The demo will be online for free on xbox live, as with all demos. Can’t fucking wait!!!

34. Mykal 12 years, 8 months ago

Ok the code came in today. Proof of it is
but there is fine print to this.
Until September 17 at 11 pacific the codes will not be valid, and using it before that will make it INVALID.

35. Thuhreaper 12 years, 8 months ago

Ha, the gamestop Preordered mine from said that they didnt exist, I had to go to call one at the local mall and she had a whole stack, she even just gave me the code over the phone. apparently my local gamestop is TERRIBLE.

36. Potatoe sam 12 years, 8 months ago

wat is the code?

37. Snaggletooth 12 years, 8 months ago

So what we have to wait longer now? Or can we get a code for it to spare us this horror?

38. Mykal 12 years, 8 months ago

I know it sucks, better to be told it then get the code use it and make it invalid. You just have to wait till 11pm tonight, me I have to wait until Tuesday for it. I really do hate the Brutal Legend so far has just been a cock tease so far.

39. Snaggletooth 12 years, 8 months ago

I have to wait longer as I lack an order for the game with the free code. Guess its Sep 24th for me (England)

40. Raf 12 years, 8 months ago

OK, it’s now the morning of the 18th and my code is still not valid… Should I be freaking out?
I’m very confused.

41. Ryan BRUTAL! Staff 12 years, 8 months ago

Yes, freaking out would be pretty appropriate. :(

Which version do you have a code for? PS3 or 360?

42. Snaggletooth 12 years, 8 months ago

I don’t believe I won a code so i’ll have to wait a while longer, but the best things in life are worth waiting for so i’ll be even more pumped by the 24th

43. Deus 12 years, 7 months ago

Its the frackin 23rd and still no public!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What the hell

I preordered from gamestop but my gamestop doesnt have the damn code tokens.

44. Snaggletooth 12 years, 7 months ago

Not long now for England. Tomorrow it’ll be online!

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