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On Brütal Legend Facebook Legion, news updates, Tim Curry 17 Jun, 2009, 09:08 / 9 comments

There's been far too many Brütal Legend newsposts cropping around the globe (thanks EA!) for one website to cover it all. Mojo's been mostly keeping to the bigger news, but if you're a total Legend crack addict then the Community Tracker on Brutal! should do you good. It's run by a bunch of trained sea-monkeys, who are catching pretty much anything news-worthy and posting about it.

There's also been a lot of awards-related news and community-related stuff over at Twitter, posted by the Official Brütal Legend Twitter Bird. They've recently asked you lot to get their Facebook fans up to 1000, which you should do as it makes the page official. Go forth and show the mighty numbers of Mixnmojo*!

*Don't embarrass us. Join up. Everyone likes a metal head.

Update: O.M.G.! Ronnie James Dio (the guy who did this) has been dropped from the game. But you shouldn't let that break your heart, because he has been replaced by noneother than Tim Curry. Yes, that Tim Curry. He's not always Metal, but goddamn it's Tim Curry (he makes a hell of an evil cardinal too). You shut your mouth. As Tim Schafer has said:
"Ronnie James Dio is an amazing singer and truly one of the great figures of Metal, but as the character of Doviculus evolved, we realized that Tim Curry was a better fit for the part. Anyone who has seen his amazing performance as the Lord of Darkness in the movie Legend knows why we cast him in the role of Doviculus, Emperor of the Tainted Coil."
You listen to Tim Schafer, punk.

Comments

  • Metallus on 17 Jun, 2009, 17:16…
    Is it because Ozzy is in the game?
  • elTee on 17 Jun, 2009, 18:12…
    I would think so, and quite right too ;

    To be serious, Dio isn't a bad guy, and it probably sucks that he's been cut, but there are far worse people to replace him with. As some people - people more important than Dio - might say: "it's about fucking time..."
  • Kroms on 17 Jun, 2009, 18:00…
    Seems like it. But Tim Curry is cool too.
  • Capn_Nacho on 18 Jun, 2009, 14:25…
    Seems like a possibility at least, but I have the feeling Dio's whiny voice really wouldn't have suited Schafer's villain very well.

    And I love Tim Curry!
  • Kroms on 17 Jun, 2009, 16:35…
    First one to make a Rainbow in the Dark joke gets punched in the mouth.
  • Capn_Nacho on 18 Jun, 2009, 14:23…
    ...
  • The Tingler on 17 Jun, 2009, 13:22…
    I'm disappointed you haven't mentioned Tim Curry playing Doviculous yet...
  • Kroms on 17 Jun, 2009, 16:17…
    Where'd you get *that* from?
  • The Tingler on 17 Jun, 2009, 21:53…
    Thank you.