Brutal Legend: Tim Schafer Interview

Posted by | June 23, 2009

Brutal Legend is an upcoming game from those Double Fine guys, you know, the folks who made Psychonauts. If you haven’t played Psychonauts, by the way, you fail at gaming. Get with it. The mad leader of Double Fine is Tim Schafer, one of those “creative” people who tend to see the dead dog skulls in those ink blot tests. He’s also kind of wacky and interesting, so it’s pretty cool there’s this interview here with him about the Brutal Legend game. Here’s a sample from the interview.

Q: What type of game is Brütal Legend? I watched the vids and I know whatever the hell you guys do will be awesome but what kind of game is it?

Tim Schafer: It’s an action game full of action with a side quest that’s all about action.

You can read more over at the brand new, mostly, Brutal Legend website.

Brutal Legend itself is more or less Metal: The Game, with a side of hardcore mythology and magical axes. It’s scheduled to come out on Xbox 360 and the PS3 sometime in October. Expect a Nintendo Wii port sooner rather than later, because, you know, phat cash and all.

Of course, this all assumes the game ever sees store shelves, which is somewhat in doubt. Apparently, Activision, who used to own the publishing rights, believes the game still belongs to them. Meanwhile Electronic Arts, the current publisher, holds differently. Anyone want to bet on the winner?

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