Brütal Legend Demo Rocks PSN, XBL Next Month


You won’t have to wait until Rocktober 13th to get your hands on Tim Schafer’s Heavy Metal action game Brütal Legend. EA and Double Fine have announced that a playable demo will bust gamers’ guts and melt gamers’ faces next month. The demo will be made available beginning September 17th, and if you pre-order at a participating retailer you can gain exclusive early access to the demo a week in advance of everyone else — I can’t seem to find info clarifying whether the Sept. 17th date is the early access date or the public release date though.

Either way, here’s a description of what’ll be featured in the demo:

In the demo, players get a preview of the game’s non-stop hack n’ slash action and mayhem. The demo opens as Eddie awakes in the age of metal where he must quickly learn how to use the powerful ancient axe, ‘The Separator’ and electrifying guitar ‘Clementine’ to unleash combo moves that destroy the demons of darkness. As he comes face-to-face with zipper-faced nuns and devilish druids, Eddie encounters the beautiful and tough-as-nails Ophelia, an ally and would-be love interest. Together, Eddie and Ophelia use double team attacks for more powerful combo moves to defeat the rock demons that are after them. Luckily, they are bestowed with a super-charged, druid-destroying vehicle, ‘The Deuce’ that can be upgraded with weapons and armor throughout the game. From the bowels of the druid dungeon to the tops of corpse mountains, the Brütal Legend demo is just the beginning of an epic journey.

Oh, and one last thing before signing off. The Brütal Legend website has also been freshly updated with a Q&A blog about the game’s multiplayer mode. Give it a read here. Rock on!

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