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Jack Black and Ozzy Osbourne challenge Satan in Brütal Legend

on September 29, 2009, 10:05am

It appears that music-based video games are all the hype this fall; first with The Beatles Rockband, then even ‘ol Trent Reznor decided to give it a whirl, but now the devil himself has created the most metal game of all with a whip-crack of his whippy tail known only as Brütal Legend. Starring mock musician/comedian Jack Black as a roadie named Eddie Riggs, Brütal Legend essentially becomes a tribute to the entire world of heavy metal illustrated comically through the mouth of a man of legend; who’s already banished Satan not once, but twice in his day.

Featuring appearances by Rob Halford (of Judas Priest), Lemmy (of Motörhead), and Ozzy Osbourne, according to Billboard, Brütal Legend features a wicked soundtrack of more than 100 songs (tracklist here) which serve as the background for the devilish game which forged from the boiling red bile of Satan himself. Nah, we’re just kidding. Alternatively, the much-anticipated title yields from the founder/president of Double Fine Productions, Tim Schafer, who has already gained a hefty cult following with The Secret of Monkey Island and Psychonauts.

As Schafer explains, Brütal Legend is “a fantasy game inspired by the world of heavy metal album covers”. Schafer, a heavy metal fanatic himself, further divulged, “When you look at those great illustrations on Iron Maiden or Diamond Head albums, there’s an unbridled creativity there. They just threw everything on there that they thought looked awesome.”

Brütal Legend is scheduled to hit stores on October 16th.

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