190w ago - Electronic Arts Product Marketing Manager Brent Dady has announced today that Brütal Legend's Tears of the Hextadon DLC is launching for free on PSN.
To quote: Now that Rocktober of the year of our metal Lords 2009 is coming to a close, we at Double Fine Productions and Electronic Arts are taking the time to reflect back upon a pretty eventful year.
Here are just a select few of the very many Brütal Legend highlights that have lodged into my memory banks:
1. Jack Black, Tim Schafer, and Rob Halford unveiling Brütal's gameplay for the first time to the coalition of the willing PS3 gamers at the Spike VGAs.
2. E3 - staying up until 9am the day of the show loading builds (I may have never recovered from this all year), live Twitter chats, a banner 1/3 the size of a football field, debuting our talent trailer, the coalition of the unwilling finds its leader. Pandemonium!
3. Comic-con - the infamous Brütal Legend concert featuring 3 Inches of Blood and GWAR.
4. Wherein Tim Schafer tries to solve a Rubik's Cube in the time that it takes Emily Ridgway, Double Fine's audio director, to recite the bands and titles of the 108 songs off of the (I would say EPIC) Brütal soundtrack.
196w ago - According to JoyStiq, Best Buy's bonus for pre-ordering Brütal Legend by October 13th includes a Brütal Legend LP sleeve (pictured below).
Aside from displaying artwork, the sleeve serves as a holder for the game disc itself.
In related news, EA's Tim Schaffer has announced that a Brutal Legend demo will be hitting PlayStation Network (and Xbox Live Marketplace) this week- specifically on Septmeber 17, 2009.
Finally, Electronic Arts has released an opening cinematic intro video today. The opening cinematic sets up the story for the game and gives us some insight into story protagonist, Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black). Check it out below!
Brutal Legend is due out in North America on October 13th for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
222w ago - While the God of War franchise has traditionally been a particularly brutal series, the developers claim God of War III will push the boundaries to the limit.
When showing off the game most recently, the developers over at Santa Monica's studio told viewers that "Some of these scenes are so violent, they are never going on the internet - at least, not by us. They're just not appropriate for some audiences."
Sony Santa Monica recently showed off God of War III's new 'Zipper Technology', a feature the developers had long wanted to include but never had the power to do so - until they had the PS3. The feature allows enemies' skin to slice open realistically, allowing for internal organs to spill out depending on the severity of the cut.
The Official PlayStation Magazine talks explicitly about seeing Kratos gutting a centaur, with the stomach, guts, and internal intestines oozing out of the wailing beast.
Just hearing that makes me squeamish. Has God of War III gone to far? Is that even possible? God of War III is due out in the fiscal year of 2009, exclusively for the PS3.