It's time to rock... in six months! Tim Shafer (Full Throttle, Psychonauts) and Double Fine will be releasing Brutal Legend on October 13th. Dubbed "Rocktober" by EA, the game will ship on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
"Wooo! Having an official release date is awesome!” said Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. “And how cool is it that EA threw down the dough to have the name of an entire month changed to Rocktober?"
To explain the plot of Brutal Legend, I turn to Raymond Padilla, who wrote the following in his first impressions of the game:
Brutal Legend tells the tale of Eddie Riggs, the finest roadie the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, he's working with one of the world's worst bands. As he's breaking down the set of the band's latest show, he's injured and his blood drips onto his belt buckle. The belt buckle is actually a magical artifact and being touched by Riggs' blood triggers its powers. It transports him back in time to a world where demons have enslaved humanity. It's a wild and untamed world, where gods of rock still walk the Earth. Using a combination of his deft roadie skills and an overabundance of temerity, Riggs must save humanity with the power of metal.
The game is looking extremely awesomsauce. I can't wait to get my hands on the full version. Are you looking forward to Brutal Legend?