Variety convinced Brutal Legend is coming to the Wii

News posted by Ryan on April 4th, 2009 at 12:35pm GMT

VarietyFollowing on from the earlier GoNintendo report about Brutal Legend being slated for a Wii release, the internet has been abuzz for a few days after an ambiguous reply by Tim Schafer when asked whether or not it’s actually coming: “We are making an Xbox 360 and a PS3 version of Brutal Legend“.

Proving itself as a fairly reliable source several times now, Variety has gone ahead and said the Wii version is definitely coming after questioning several of its own sources. Apparently the Wii version won’t be developed by Double Fine — similarly to how the PlayStation 2 version of Psychonauts wasn’t — and will probably come out a good while later.

It’s quite probable the Wii will struggle with the sheer scope of Brutal Legend, though. As we’ve learnt in the recent previews, it’s an open world game; battles can have around 80 units on screen; and it has a pretty serious multiplayer offering — in fact, Schafer says they developed the multiplayer before the single-player game.

6 bagheads have commented on this post
1. Ozzie 13 years, 11 months ago

So the only platform that’s missing out is the PC then? Well, wonderful… :-/

2. Coggs 13 years, 11 months ago

I’d like to see this game reach as many people as possible, but I dont like the idea of a Wii version at all, if clear that it will need to be downgraded in some fashion or another, not to mention its not being handled by Doublefine so it will probley pale in other ways too.

No Wii version, We need a PC version! No Wii version, We need a PC version! Join with me!

But seriously, I got an Xbox360, so really I have nothing to worry about.

3. Alex Third 13 years, 11 months ago

Well it’s cool….but need a PC version….very NEED!!!

4. Kroms 13 years, 11 months ago

I say no to a PC version. There’s just way too much piracy. I wouldn’t mind so much if people later actually paid for it, or bought several thousand t-shirts from Double Fine and then donated an arm and a leg, but that’s not going to happen. Just look at World of Goo. Great game, cheap as t-shirt, and yet 90% of its owners didn’t pay a dime for it.

5. Coggs 13 years, 11 months ago

Fair point Kroms.

I really just want this game to do very well. It deserves to and the industry NEEDS to be showen that orginal and unique games can still do well. Granted I am the type who likes the "cult" games and films, but I’d rather the industry continue to take chances on orginal ideas and games rather then sequel after sequel.

I really wish it would JUST come out on the PS3 and 360. I know it will be a great game with little to know piracy on those systems. Where as the Wii version may very well suck, not to mention will probley have to be different in some ways ruining the orginal vision.

6. Ozzie 13 years, 11 months ago

Well, since I bought every game by Mr. Schafer on PC I’m pretty annoyed that this might the first game of him that I will not be able to play. Sorry, I have no money to spare for a console and I never bought one before.

There may be a piracy issue, but honestly, I think PC has just a different audience. There are still many titles that sell well on this platform. There may be business reasons, sure. But I’m a true fan!!

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