- Remember when EA CEO John Riccitiello
said that Tim Schaefer
's death-and-metal creation Brutal Legend would be "a significant creative risk
"? Apparently, it's one that he – and Electronic Arts – are willing to take.
Press Release: DOUBLE FINE AND EA TURN IT UP TO "11" NEXT FALL WITH THE RELEASE OF BRÜTAL LEGEND
Tim Schafer teams up with Jack Black for the Ultimate Rock Opus
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Double Fine Productions, Inc. today announced that they have signed an exclusive publishing agreement that will bring the highly-anticipated rock-adventure Brutal Legend(TM) to gamers, headbangers, roadies and rockers worldwide next Fall.
The latest creation from gaming icon Tim Schafer and the award-winning team at Double Fine, Brutal Legend is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.
"This is awesome news!" stated Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. "The quality and creativity of the games EA Partners has been involved...