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Tim Schafer on Jimmy Fallon tonight, also G4TV special

News posted by Ryan on October 2nd, 2009 at 12:38pm GMT

Tim SchaferIf you’re a fan of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, you’ll definitely want to make sure you catch tonight’s show: Brutal Legend designer Tim Schafer is going to be appearing as a guest! Check out the official site’s calendar to ensure you don’t miss it.

According to Double Fine there was also a Brutal Legend X-Play special on G4TV last night. You’ll have to try and catch a repeat if you missed it, however there’s a small ‘Brutal Thoughts with Tim Schafer’ segment available on G4TV’s site.


[October 3rd, 2009 at 7:18pm GMT+1] As expected the show aired, with Schafer looking appropriately slick. A video’s already up on YouTube, courtesy of Riadon3.

Update #2

[October 4th, 2009 at 5:08pm GMT+1] The ever-awesome Mykal has pointed out that G4TV is now sharing parts of its X-Play special online, and having just watched them all it’s a pretty good set of videos that gets various Double Finers as well as Jack Black in for a chat. Watch immediately:

  1. Tim Schafer Zombifies Adam and Morgan
  2. The Music of Brutal Legend
  3. Gameplay Preview
  4. Story and Character Preview (A little spoilery)
  5. Multiplayer Preview
  6. The Art of Brutal Legend

Fan attempts to take ‘best Eddie Riggs figure’ throne

News posted by Ryan on October 2nd, 2009 at 12:02pm GMT

Action figure wizard ebooze has just posted a figure he’s created, depicting Eddie Riggs with both the Seperator and Clementine. Looks like this guy wants to take the throne currently occupied by Electronic Arts’ official Eddie Riggs statue!

Okay, so it might not be quite as big and elaborate as EA’s effort. But still, some mighty fine production values have been lavished upon this thing and it’s certainly something I’d be happy to have in my collection!

Multiplayer tutorial video for your persusal

News posted by Ryan on October 1st, 2009 at 11:18pm GMT

Multiplayer tutorialI’ve just added a tutorial detailing Brutal Legend‘s multiplayer gameplay to the ‘Videos’ section, courtesy of Electronic Arts. It showcases the broad variety of abilities available when participating in epic battles between the various factions.

Seems like it might be a video that’ll be included with the game itself as a quick primer for those who haven’t played through the single-player campaign, and as a result it does ‘spoil’ a lot of the gameplay that’ll be available. If you’re sensitive to that kind of thing you should give this a miss.

Brütal Bus rocks the Red Bull Soapbox Derby

News posted by Ryan on September 29th, 2009 at 11:39am GMT

Brütal BusThe Brütal Bus — a soapbox built by a bunch of dedicated fans based on Brutal Legend‘s tour bus — was completed and went ahead and won the Red Bull Soapbox Race a few days ago. Take that, Yoshi!

Not sure why their official blog has been silent, but whatever the case Team Ironheade totally went for it on September 26th and was named overall winner of the derby. With a top speed of 46.1mph, the bus flew around the course and left the competition in its trail of awesomeness.

Here are some photos taken by LAist and Marketwire: Continue Reading »

Demo release party on October 1st

News posted by Ryan on September 25th, 2009 at 10:25am GMT

Ormagoden ChatRelease party? Hellish ultimatum? Whatever you call it, Double Fine is hosting an event at its offices on October 1st when the Brutal Legend demo will become available to all. Dubbed the Brutal Legend Dem-o-Thon, tune in on the official Brutal Legend site to enjoy:

  • Interviews
  • Q&As with followers of the official Twitter feed
  • Giveaways
  • A message from Tim’s Swine flu proofed bunker
  • Spoilers
  • Live axe lessons

Swine flu? Oh yeah, that’s right. Apparently Ormagoden — the monstrous god that pulls Eddie into the mythological world of metal — is threatening to mess you all up and give you swine flu if 666 million people don’t play the Brutal Legend demo. So, better make sure you’re around at 12pm PST (midday) on October 1st!

There’s a short video promoting this event featuring Brutal Legend designer Tim Schafer and Ormagoden, so keep an eye on the BRUTAL! YouTube channel in a bit for a HD version.


[October 1st, 2009 at 11:43am GMT+1] Don’t forget that the demo is out today — possibly already depending on your location — and the release party is in about eight hours! Keep an eye on the official Brutal Legend Twitter feed so you can ask the developers questions.