If you're like us, you're psyched for Brutal Legend. The rock-based action game from the people who brought you Psychonauts has slipped out of Activision's release schedule, but that doesn't mean it's dead. First we got word from a friendly weevil that the game is "fine," and this morning, Variety is reporting that Double Fine is "very close to sealing a new deal to release the game."
That's the good news. The slightly puzzling news: "I understand that it may not be a traditional publisher. It could be a more 'unique' arrangement."
So, some sort of downloadable Brutal Legend? We don't know, but we're glad something is coming out. Oh, and it's almost certainly coming out late--look for something Brutal Legend-y in 2009. It was slated for a PS3 and 360 release.