Double Fine and EA Unleash Early Access For Brtal Legend Demo

September 17, 2009


The Epic Heavy Metal Adventure Begins Today
Exclusively for Gamers who Pre-Order Brutal Legend at GameStop

Electronic Arts Inc. and Double Fine Productions
Inc. announced today that gamers will get a chance to experience Brutal Legend
four weeks before the game’s Rocktober 13th release in North America. With the
demo, players can enjoy industry visionary Tim Schafer’s ultimate heavy metal
action adventure game. Starting today, gamers who have pre-ordered Brutal Legend
from GameStop can download the demo on Xbox LIVE® and the PlayStation® Network.
For anyone that has not pre-ordered the game, the demo will be available on both
platforms in the coming weeks.

The Brutal Legend demo includes the game’s entire
opening chapter, setting the stage for legendary roadie Eddie Riggs epic journey
into a Heavy Metal-inspired universe on the brink of decimation. After a stage
accident renders Eddie unconscious, he awakens to find himself in a fantasy
world where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings
and heavy metal legends including Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilmister, Lita Ford and
Ozzy Osbourne roam the world’s picturesque landscapes. A series of tutorials
will quickly show players that Eddie is uniquely qualified to lead the
revolution to save humanity – his muscles big enough to swing “The Separator”
axe, slashing his way through demons and druids, his strumming skills vast
enough to handle “Clementine”, an electrifying guitar that can shock and set
fire to any threat. These weapons, along with a variety of deadly combos,
powerful double-team attacks with allies and Eddie’s self-made hot-rod, the
Deuce, will all be needed in order to defeat the vicious boss at the end of the

“I wish people could play the whole game right
now,” said Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. “But while we’re
waiting for Rocktober 13th, a taste of Metal is better than none at all.”

One of the most highly anticipated releases this
year, and winner of numerous awards at E3, Brutal Legend will ship for the Xbox
360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system on Rocktober 13th in North America and Rocktober 16th in
Europe. For more information on Brutal Legend and to sign up for the Brutal
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