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EA Announces October Release Date For  Brutal Legend
EA Announces October Release Date For Brutal Legend
April 21, 2009 | By David Jenkins

April 21, 2009 | By David Jenkins
More: Console/PC

Electronic Arts has confirmed Double Fine’s Brutal Legend will launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 13th in North America, and on October 16th in Europe.

The third-person action game stars actor Jack Black as a roadie named Eddie Riggs, where he must battle the forces of evil in a fantasy world derived from heavy metal album cover illustrations.

"Wooo! Having an official release date is awesome!" enthuses Double Fine president Tim Schafer. "And how cool is it that EA threw down the dough to have the name of an entire month changed to Rocktober?"

The latest game from the Psychonauts developer was famously dropped by Activision following its merger with Vivendi Games. After some months in publishing limbo, the game was picked up for release by EA Partners.

The controversy did not end there. Although Activision apparently followed through to legal action, it claimed it still owned the rights to Brutal Legend, declaring it would seek compensation from EA -- a move EA likened to "a husband abandoning his family and then suing after his wife meets a better-looking guy."

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Bob McIntyre
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Oh, Activision. Won't you ever learn?

Maurício Gomes
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Altough I would prefer this on Actvision hands instead of EA, this still deserves: WTF ACTVISION???

Seriously, their lawsuit storm (ie: djband thing... or whatever it is named...) is making them look more evil than EA itself (that is already sufficiently evil)

jaime kuroiwa
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This kind of reminds me of the lawsuit over the Watchmen movie.

Then again...who cares? Rocktober is ON! m/ m/

Chris Melby
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I like PCs for gaming. I own every other PC game worked on by Tim Schaefer... I like Jack Black... I'm old enough to remember when heavy metal was cool and NEW... Why have I been forsaken...

Well, at least Ghostbusters is coming out for the PC and even the Wii. I'm buying it for both platforms.