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The Wii Gets Its Own Brutal Legend

Posted by Thomas Bowskill

Double Fine's gut-busting metal adventure becomes a strong likelihood for the Wii, although not exactly as expected.

For those unaware, Brutal Legend is a game that stars heavy-metal-groupie-turned-hero, Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black), who is pulled into a world of rock ‘n’ roll fantasy where evil reigns most awesomely. Full of heavy riffs, babes and headbanging, Brutal Legend is the stuff of dreams – and satisfyingly violent to boot!

The major downside here is that this game is (or was, but still is, kind of) in exclusive development for the PS3 and Xbox360 – the Wii lacks the power to support the game's visuals (Bogus. Heinous. Most non-triumphant!). But a few days ago we started to hear news that there may yet be hope for Nintendo’s machine, and, finally, The Cut Scene reported that EA are indeed working on a Wii version. The interesting thing, however, is that it looks as if Double Fine Productions (of previous Psychonauts fame) are not the ones who will be producing it:

"Double Fine is making "Brutal Legend" for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. And Electronic Arts is engaging another developer to make a version of the game for the Wii (most likely with Double Fine consulting). I'm not sure who that developer is, but several good sources have confirmed for me that it's in the works."

While this may not be exactly the news everyone wanted to hear, it’s still great to see this fantastically original title coming to the Wii – let's just hope it doesn't go the way of Capcom's Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop!



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User Comments (12)



Nanaki said:

There you go, just included the trailer; that should give you a better idea of the game.

Looks really promising so far!



Bahamut_ZERO said:

I frankly couldnt care less about the game, but nice to see big titles getting Wii versions.

@Cheese: Didnt that used to be Dazzas avatar a long time ago?



Ren said:

Ok, it seems kinda cool, but why not just stick Kyle in there somewhere and call it a Tenacious D game? There are already the fans waiting around for that and it would allow for lots of cool tie ins and better music from the 'D'. (in case anyone doesn't know them that's where this concept comes from anyway including Jack Black himself)



KDR_11k said:

Ah, so it's finally confirmed, not just a rumour anymore? Or is this just the old speculation reworded?



Popyman said:

To anyone not wanting this: You people are missing one little detail. Tim Schafer is making it. If that's not enough for you, or you don't know who he is, come over here so I can kick you =P

I'm SO freaking happy the Wii version is real! Everyone I know who has a 360, are idiots, and wouldn't buy this game so I could play it >_>

I hope it comes out this year with the other versions...



Ricardo91 said:

It's great to hear a big-name game like this coming to Wii, but I'm gonna save my moneys for the Xbox 360 version. Can't wait till this game comes out!



Neomega said:

Jack Black sucks!!!

Sorry J.B. brings out the flamer in me.

But I won't lie I'd like to see this on Wii



hobbes said:

I probably won't be getting this game since I am not really a metal fan. But I will be checking the reviews should a Wii version come out and maybe they will win me over.

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