The Brutal Legend-press embargo seems to be lifting. I'm guessing we're about to be hit with previews, so I'll update as we go along (newest on top). And in case you're wondering, the game rocks your heart out: "We went in with a rough idea of what to expect: an action game set in a world inspired by heavy metal, with, we hoped, loads of trademark Schafer humor. We came out having seen a game that honestly exceeded our expectations." - Joystiq.
- Crispy Gamer have a really good
preview up as well. "What have you done?" she says. "I created by beauty - by simply rocking," he answers.
- Reader meist3r provided a link to a two-part interview GameTrailers did with Tim about the game. (Thank you!) Unfortunately there seems to be a problem with GameTrailers, so in the meantime you can watch the excellent interview on AOL instead (part one
, part two
- Gamespot have a preview and a video interview
- Wired too
. "I wasn't sure what to expect from Brutal Legend, but what I did not expect was that it would be a cross between Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Pikmin...[a]God of War parody...[B]rutal Legend isn't just a straightforward, point-A-to-point-B action game. It features a massive, nonlinear world to explore, many different quests and a complex combat system that lets you recruit an army of headbangers to do your bidding in battle."<:MORENEWS:>
- Joystiq provide even more information
in their first-level-spoilers-filled preview. They also took some photos
of the event. Excellent. Thanks, Joystiq.
- Video interview with Tim
(in English) for a Polish website. Good interview, and he's all upbeat in it too.
- 1UP's Brutal Legend blowout ends with an info-filled grand finale
. This is thick and creamy with details on what is shaping up to be one of my favourite games. With new screenshots, including one of the Ultimate Badass Badguy in the game (who looks a lot like this guy
here). "I haven't even gotten to how there are something like 23 primary missions and around 30 side missions to play through."
- IGN lands a detail-filled preview
with several new screenshots to boot. There's a good chunk on the game's beginning (minor spoilers on page one), a glimpse of Ophelia (Eddie's love-interest - not really a spoiler, as this was mentioned when the game was announced), and Lars and Lita Halford; a whiff of the multiplayer, and - actually, go read it
, it's pretty much filled to the brim with info.
- USA Today interview Tim
. No real new info revealed, but little stuff. Example: "The hard part is confirming exact bands, but I can say my favorite bands growing up have always been some of the great classic acts like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. Some of those, and bands like that I've had the chance to meet through this game."