Game Informer preview now available

News posted by Ryan on February 15th, 2009 at 3:24pm GMT

brutal_legend_20090215151211I’ve been provided with scans of the Game Informer preview mentioned the other day, which spans a couple of pages — albeit only one with text — and comes with some nice shots that I don’t believe have been seen elsewhere.

It doesn’t talk so much about the game itself, but instead about the publishing issues that’ve plagued Double Fine for a second time:

“We were suffering from the same lack of information that everyone was for a long time,” Shafer explains. “We’d heard there was going to be a merger, and we thought, ‘Oh, there’ll be shenanigans around the bend.’ Sure enough, shenanigans came.”

Tim Schafer also reveals that Brutal Legend‘s development did come perilously close to being shut down due to lack of funding, a problem that’s always going to be snapping at your heels when you’re left without a publisher:

“Regardless of the setbacks the game encountered throughout 2008, Double Fine avoided shutting down production, though Schafer admits the potential was looming in the final weeks before the deal was struck.”

Fortunately their worries during the aforementioned final weeks were unnecessary, as we all know the happy ending: Electronic Arts moved in and saved the day. Be sure to check out the scans!

2 headbangers have commented on this post
1. Coggs 13 years, 6 months ago

Awesome! Thanks for the scans!

I dunno what I would have done if this game had gotten canned! I havent looked forward to a game this much, well, ever! Thank goodness METAL PREVAILED!!!

2. Ryan BRUTAL! Staff 13 years, 6 months ago

If Brutal Legend had been cancelled I might very well have given up on gaming right there and then. :~

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