EA to Publish Brutal Legend in Late 2009
Electronic Arts has signed on to publish Double Fine Productions upcoming game, Brutal Legend, through the EA Partners program. The game was in a state of limbo, following the merger of Vivendi Games and Activision (forming Activision Blizzard), as the game was to be published by Sierra. The game should be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in late 2009.
"Brutal Legend tells the tale of Eddie Riggs, played by Jack Black, who is drawn back through time to a mythical world dripped in Rock and Roll folklore; where great Metal titans once ruled and power chords rang from the countryside for all to hear. When an oppressed people request Eddie's knowledge of modern warfare, he pulls from his own experience in the only occupation he's ever had, a roadie for a Heavy Metal band. From this springs the most hellacious army man has ever seen, and thus brings this ancient world into the Age of Metal."