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Brutal Legend characters rock up Ümloud

News posted by Ryan on December 20th, 2009 at 11:26am GMT

If supporting the most successful gaming-orientated charity in the world wasn’t good enough reason to be at this year’s Ümloud, getting to see a bunch of Brutal Legend characters performing Judas Priest’s ‘The Hellion/Electric Eye’ certainly was!

If you were there you’d have seen Eddie Riggs (Josh Rishardson), the Killmaster (Ash Aiwase), Drowned Ophelia (Ashley Farmer), and the Guardian of Metal (Gabe Roland) — in addition to Mangus (Skot York) who’s said to have been vital for moral/technical support.

As well as Brian Haberer’s superb photos, there’re two videos of the performance up on YouTube:

  1. Blimp cam
  2. Front-on extreme headbanging edition

Now this is a charity I can get behind.

Second DLC announced: ‘Hammer of Infinite Fate’

News posted by Ryan on December 9th, 2009 at 2:50pm GMT

brutal_legend_20090507140238See, I knew Schafer’s comment during that interview the other day was a ploy. Turns out he had a massive bag of DLC sat under his desk, which has now been unveiled as due for release on December 17th.

Brutal Legend‘s second pack of downloadable content is called ‘Hammer of Infinite Fate’ and includes the following substantial additions:

  • Three outfits for Eddie: Black Metal, Mountain Man, and Zaulia Threads
  • Seven back patches
  • New paint for the Deuce
  • The ‘Oculus of the Lost’, which operates like a GPS and points out the locations of the world’s bound sepeants and legends
  • Three new weapons: the Coiling Maw, Disgorger, and Eye of Sorrow
  • New Achievements and Trophies
  • Four multiplayer maps: Altar of Blood, Amplified Cliffs, Coiled Remains, and Crucible of the Titans

So quite a bit for those still enjoying the single-player campaign, and of course you can presumably take your goodies online — although unfortunately there’re no new story quests.

If you fancy that lot, it’ll be on Xbox LIVE for 480 Microsoft Points and PlayStation Network for about $4.99 in just over a week. Thanks to Super-Munkyboy for pointing me towards Destructoid’s post about this!

More DLC potentially hitting your face soon

News posted by Ryan on December 7th, 2009 at 9:18pm GMT

Tim SchaferTim Schafer has taken part in an insightful interview with GamePro, discussing the reaction to his game and why certain decisions were made. Just a few of the topics brought up include why the RTS elements were downplayed right up until release, the marketing, and the included music.

Regarding the DLC:

“We definitely want to do more DLC for both single-player and multiplayer, as well as some tuning patches.”

Let’s hope that’s PR babble for “We’re working on these right now and they’ll be out soon”!

This t-shirt situation is getting out of control!

News posted by Ryan on December 7th, 2009 at 1:49pm GMT

Succoria t-shirtIf you’re a fan of wearing the most awesome t-shirts in the world, you’re going to love this new pair of designs that’ve just hit Shark Robot:

Yes, those are literally the same t-shirts that the characters wear in the game! And if that isn’t enough, you get a free badge unique to each one too. This should certainly make life a bit easier for the cosplay enthusiasts amongst you!

Thanks to the most brutal of readers, Mykal, for spotting these.

Brutal Legend original soundtrack now available

News posted by Ryan on November 17th, 2009 at 9:37am GMT

Brutal Legend original soundtrackAs has become inevitable for Peter McConnell’s fine music, Brutal Legend‘s original soundtrack is now available. It doesn’t feature any metal beyond Kabbage Boy, but it does include the music specially composed for the game — the stuff that drives the cutscenes forward and gives the exploration on foot that epic atmosphere.

It can be bought from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon DE, eMusic, and also iTunes. And if you liked the Brutal Legend soundtrack, don’t forget the same composer also did the soundtracks for Tim Schafer’s previous games Grim Fandango and Psychonauts!

Thanks to Mojo for spotting this.