Brütal Legend may receive extra PC content

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One of my all time favourite games from the house of Schafer had to be 2009’s Brutal Legend. Funny, action-packed and boasting a soundtrack that any bandanna-sportin’ headbanger could be proud of, it was also a one hit wonder. There most likely won’t ever be a sequel for the game, but at least PC gamers will finally get to experience the majesty of this quirky title that featured Tenacious D and a whole heap of other rock icons. And with some extra riffs, to boot.

Chatting to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Double Fine’s Tim Schafer mentioned that he’d “love” to add some additional content to the PC version of the game. Provided that it sold well enough. “We have a wishlist from when we made this version. But since we are a small developer publishing it ourselves, we have to go with the best version we can make and then hope it’s successful so we can add more,” Schafer said.

Brütal Legend was originally set to have some more content on the way when it was released on console, but poor sales records only saw two additional DLC packs released. With a looming PC market though, Schafer has a few new ideas to dig up for the action and strategy rock ‘n roll love letter of a game. But don’t expect that content to be single-player focused. “There’s a whole list of smaller ones to things like entire playable factions we didn’t get into the first game,” Schafer said.

I would love to do alternate gameplay modes in multiplayer. I’d like to bring in Lionwhyte as a playable faction. There are some tweaks I’d like to do to give you more feedback about what your units are doing. Single-player requires content, which means reengaging all the voice actors – which is something that was a lot easier for EA to pay for. Also, reengaging music licensing. I’d love to do that too, but I think that would involve more funding than we have cash on hand to do.

Brütal Legend is out for PC on February 27, to prove once and for all that you can’t kill the Metal.

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Last Updated: February 20, 2013

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  • McDangerousZa

    Brütal Legend… is… coming out… for the PC?……


    *dies of happiness*

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    Gods I loved this game. Original, flipping funny (how can you not love Ozzy?) how could it have had poor sales? Ohhhhh! it was ORIGINAL. Fuck this current generation and their shovelware bullshit. When I finish my current run through of Darksiders, and then its sequel I’ll be heading back to the land of the headbang.

    • Trevor Davies

      Is it good? I was looking at it last night & it seemed more like something to wait for on a steam sale.

      Just finished Darksiders myself last Saturday, busy with 2 now – they’ve added a bit more RPG stuff into the mix as opposed to the more action-orientated 1 – still tons of fun though.

      • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

        It’s a Tim Schafer game with a mix of action, strategy, racing, heavy metal music and sandbox antics. See if you can track down a mate who has the game on console if you’re not convinced.

        • Trevor Davies

          A friend with a… console? I can’t decide if I should laugh or cry. Either option would be dismissive. trollolol

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        I PROMISE you, if you love Darksiders 1, you will love this. It’s like the dirty offspring of a reunion between Darksiders (for the collecting of items to make you stronger and jumping about etc) with an open world sandbox and Generals (you build troops in the Generals sense and send them forth to battle, while you hover in the air, you can also join the fight). Buy it, I will eat my right toe if you don’t like it. PS. Really looking forward to Darksiders 2! (sitting on my shelf still in its plastic!)

    • You know, I couldnt agree with you more. Sure it wasnt shiny and sparkly and butt filled with ubisoft drm goodness, nor did it have the all entailing evisceratingly vile add campaigns ala EA. It was just good old fashioned fun. This gen dont know jack. Kudos.

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        Damn straight brother, damn straight.

  • DarthofZA

    I remember when this first came out, and I loved it and raved about it and everyone else hated it and mocked me… now all of a sudden everyone likes it? I will never understand the interwebs…

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