Double Fine And EA Turn It Up To "11" Next Fall With The Release Of Brtal Legend

December 12, 2008


Tim Schafer teams up with Jack
Black for the ultimate Rock opus

Electronic Arts Inc. and Double Fine
Productions, Inc. today announced that they have signed an exclusive publishing
agreement that will bring the highly-anticipated rock-adventure Brtal Legend™
to gamers, headbangers, roadies and rockers worldwide next Fall. The latest
creation from gaming icon Tim Schafer and the award-winning team at Double Fine,
Brtal Legend is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game starring Jack Black in the
role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of
rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.

“This is awesome news!” stated Tim
Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. “The quality and creativity of
the games EA Partners has been involved with make it a perfect home for our
baby, Brtal Legend. Some people were starting to wonder if the saga of Eddie
Riggs would ever see the light of day, but now I think it’s clear that this
game, like Metal itself, cannot be killed!”

“Brtal Legend is shaping up to be a
creative tour de force,” said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General
Manager, EA Partners. ”At EAP, we are deeply committed to giving the industry’s
elite independent developers a platform to launch their creations to a worldwide
audience. Tim Schafer is known for some of the richest stories and characters in
our industry, and with Jack Black offering his vocal stylings for Eddie Riggs,
we are extremely excited to help Tim and his talented team at Double Fine see
their vision come to fruition.”

Brtal 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.

Also be sure to catch Tim Schafer
and Jack Black unveil the first gameplay trailer for Brtal Legend at the 2008
Video Game Awards live this Sunday, December 14th at 9pm EST on Spike TV.

Brtal Legend will be available for
the Xbox 360® video game system and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system
Fall 2009.

Double Fine is represented by CAA.

For more information on Brtal
Legend please visit