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!