Pre-E3 2009: Brutal Legend
Players: 1+ Player Game | Genre: Action
The eagerly anticipated Brutal Legend continues development and as the game gets closer and closer to completion, Developer Double Fine Productions is slowly revealing more and more in the game. Such is the case with our latest impression of the title. Currently, the title is being shown on the Xbox 360 but a PS3 version is being released at the same time later this year.
In the demo shown, Brutal Legend was pure combat. Players acquire an Axe, The Separator, and a Guitar, Clementine, to vanquish foes. For all of your close combat, The Separator is used--while the long-range attacks are done via Clementine. Combat has a bit of a rhythm to it if you want to string together attacks. And as you gain more abilities and combos, the string of buttons used for these attacks will grow in complexity.
One of the new missions being shown is to heal a wounded member if your parter by finding the Killmaster. This leads you on a quest up a mountain with various demons blocking the path until you eventually get to the Killermaster. In true videogame form, you are told that bass guitar he uses to heal people doesn't have thick enough strings for this particular type of injury. So you are sent into a Metal Spider Queen's lair to get thicker strings. No queen metal spider wants to give up their strings so you will have to not only defeat her but get back to Killmaster before a timer runs out via a motorcycle.
Speaking of vehicles, they do play a large role in Brutal Legend. Your main vehicle, The Deuce, starts off with limited weapons and speed. As the game progresses, you will get the opportunity to upgrade your vehicle and transform it into a sophisticated killing machine with a variety of weapons to help smoke anything in your path.
Brutal Legend is shaping up to be a great looking title and the game is currently on schedule to come out this October. We look forward to bringing you more information on the title as we continue at E3 2009.