Brutal Legend demo: preorders now, 9/24 on XBL, 10/1 on PSN


Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Double Fine Productions Inc. announced today that gamers will get a chance to experience Brutal Legend four weeks before the game's Rocktober 13th release in North America. With the demo, players can enjoy industry visionary Tim Schafer's ultimate heavy metal action adventure game. Starting today, gamers who have pre-ordered Brutal Legend from GameStop can download the demo on Xbox LIVE(r) and the PlayStation(r) Network. For anyone that has not pre-ordered the game, the demo will be available on both platforms in the coming weeks.

The Brutal Legend demo includes the game's entire opening chapter, setting the stage for legendary roadie Eddie Riggs epic journey into a Heavy Metal-inspired universe on the brink of decimation. After a stage accident renders Eddie unconscious, he awakens to find himself in a fantasy world where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings and heavy metal legends including Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilmister, Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne roam the world's picturesque landscapes. A series of tutorials will quickly show players that Eddie is uniquely qualified to lead the revolution to save humanity - his muscles big enough to swing "The Separator" axe, slashing his way through demons and druids, his strumming skills vast enough to handle "Clementine", an electrifying guitar that can shock and set fire to any threat. These weapons, along with a variety of deadly combos, powerful double-team attacks with allies and Eddie's self-made hot-rod, the Deuce, will all be needed in order to defeat the vicious boss at the end of the demo.

"I wish people could play the whole game right now," said Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. "But while we're waiting for Rocktober 13th, a taste of Metal is better than none at all."