First add-on DLC for Brutal Legend next week

News posted by Ryan on October 27th, 2009 at 2:42pm GMT

brutal_legend_20090507141559Less than a month after release, the first add-on DLC for Brutal Legend will be hitting Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network next week respectively on November 3rd and November 5th.

Titled ‘Tears of the Hextadon’, the DLC includes two multiplayer maps and the ‘Blade of Ormagoden’ axe. In Tim Schafer’s words:

“Circle of Tears is named after the crying of my vanquished foes on the battlefield, and Death’s Fjord is obviously a tribute to my Nordic ancestors, and their love of fan geysers and… Well, actually I just thought the name was cool.”

Interestingly, Sony seems to have netted itself some kind of deal because PlayStation Network buyers can get the DLC for free until November 19th, after which it becomes $5/£3.99. Xbox LIVE Arcade buyers will pay 400 Microsoft Points regardless.

I personally hope we see some single-player DLC shortly!

33 headbangers have commented on this post
1. Charlie 12 years, 9 months ago

Yeh! Finally! Wonder when we can expect some Xbox 360 avatars and skins? ;)

2. Troy 12 years, 9 months ago

Good that I have the ps3 version, I was really hoping for single-player dlc

3. Monkeysrus 12 years, 9 months ago

I hope they add more to story mode. They should add a whole new section to the map, including new missions.

4. brugal legbone 12 years, 9 months ago

I had fears that BL would be biased toward the Xbox 360 (as is the case with many cross-platform games). Thank you for showing the PS3 some love!

5. Coggs 12 years, 9 months ago

Well, this is indeed good news, but, I think first the game needs a balance patch before we get DLC. The amount of people who rape with Firebarons is just getting silly.

Either way, I will be getting this DLC, I just hope for some more single player, story or mission based DLC in the future. Not to mention a balance pass, multiple save slots, the ability to view the legends in the “extras” menu and other small changes that will make this game more than perfect.

6. Potatoe sam 12 years, 9 months ago

im glad theres dlc cuz it extends its life even there maps but seriously how awesome is an ormagoden flavoured axe there should be faction dlc like lionwhyte ive completed it twice and i have almost 100% story done the legends are awesome and i have 86 serphents freed achievement hunter put up a map with everything marked in i have got the hunter missions done and racing both with brutal rewards :D

7. blazzinblood 12 years, 9 months ago

i think they should add another faction but they cant cuz there r not any other leaders in the game and no lionwhyte because its the same as ironheade and plus they only hav 4 units like the faction would hav cletus aand the hunter guy[cant think of his name] lionwhyte units animals from the open world can anyone think of anything else

8. exterminater999 12 years, 9 months ago

well if they made another single player mission, they could create another leader that you can fight against during the mission and then ultimately unlock for multiplayer.
that would be prtty awsome!!!
hopefully it will be quite a long mission though :/ after the dissapointingly short main story :(

9. Potatoe sam 12 years, 9 months ago

a guardian of metal faction with huge lava guys and the titans

10. exterminater999 12 years, 9 months ago

@Potatoe sam, man tht would be über Kick ass :P XD

11. Potatoe sam 12 years, 9 months ago

i know right

12. Potatoe sam 12 years, 9 months ago

oh no yahtzee from zero punctuation didnt like brutal legend well thats yahtzee the greatest gamer ever

13. Mykal 12 years, 9 months ago

To be fair, Pycronauts is still his favorite game. Well something that might appeal to you more, the reason why Loinheade Boxcar team been quite for awhile, and it invovles Tim.–153299.phtml

14. MAGNUM 12 years, 9 months ago


15. julian 12 years, 9 months ago

i wish they would make more dlc story mode or a metal god faction.

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

It’s early days yet, so don’t give up on seeing a story expansion — games like Fable 2 were still receiving big story updates way after release. :)

How well Brutal Legend sells should determine what happens. This first DLC would have happened either way as presumably they developed it some time back.

17. mikey 12 years, 9 months ago

make a GWAR add on! id buy that,and be totally rocking happy for months to come.Dudes at least add some GWAR songs and I guess i’d be partially satisfied :) But yeah make story mode longer lol.

18. Cardizle 12 years, 9 months ago

Is the axe going to be a single player weapon like the guitar or is it just going to be a multiplayer weapon

19. Potatoe sam 12 years, 9 months ago

probably both cardizle

20. exterminater999 12 years, 9 months ago

is the Xbox DLC coming out on the 3rd or the 5th?

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

3rd. :)

22. exterminater999 12 years, 9 months ago

sweet thnx Ryan man… cant wait till tommoro XD
even if its jst multiplayer DLC :(

23. jwags99 12 years, 9 months ago

i think its cool that we get new content but i think that its a little unfair that xbox users have to pay for it when ps3 users get it for free. it might just be me though

24. jwags99 12 years, 9 months ago

i hope xbox users get some kind of deal with the content when its only two multiplayer maps and a new axe.

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

It’s definitely unfair, but the chances are Sony has paid for the temporary price deal to attract people to their platform — just like Microsoft paid to have the Grand Theft Auto 4 expansion packs exclusive to the 360. EA has little to gain from doing this itself.

It’s a dirty game, but as the two consoles are so similar it’s unfortunately the way it’s played now.

26. Monkeysrus 12 years, 9 months ago

I kind of agree Ryan, but I’ve noticed that there aren’t as many people online for the ps3 version. PS: I hope they put the gta dlcs on ps3 hahaha

27. Snaggletöoth 12 years, 9 months ago

It is a little poor that PS3 owners get it for free and 360 users have to shill out, but to the majority it’s only a minor cost anyway.

28. Shawn 12 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for giveing it to us PS3 owners for free :D

29. Troy 12 years, 9 months ago

They should have fixed the horribly broken multiplayer before they added more stuff to it. Not only is it laggy but several times it has gotten mixed up and given me victories when I lost and defeats when I won.

30. Tzi 12 years, 9 months ago

Hmm, this is cool but I’m not really so interested in the multiplayer (dunt even have any Live :D) than the story mode… a new boss would be awesome. While the prev. bosses were all some metal genre (hair-, industrial- etc.) they could now make something like, er… Prog metal with some weird drug people in a hallucinatory looking world or something :D (Hey, I love prog so this isn’t dissing ;P)

31. madclown 12 years, 9 months ago

@Tzi its prog rock you’re talking about, well it is rock :) there are 3 sides heavy, black/death (i assume) and doom so it is all there is. more stuff will not be that good. well maybe they can add a metalcore faction or something like that. that would suck but :D

if you want prog metal think about it for a sec, if we take dream theater as example it would be real hard to play those solo buffs with the gamepad :D

32. jwags99 12 years, 9 months ago

i hope someday we get some great solo gameplay so we can find out what happens next. :)

33. METALMONSTER18 12 years, 4 months ago

We Need To Up The Irons! IRON MAIDEN!!!

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