It was announced today that the heavy metal game Brütal Legend will be released for the Xbox360 and PS3 on October 16, 2009.
If you aren't in the know Brütal Legend is a third-person action game that tells the story of roadie Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black). After he gets hit in the head during a stage accident, Riggs winds up entering an alternate dimension that resembles a mix of famous heavy metal album covers.
He also finds out the evil emperor Doviculus is enslaving the last of the human race. Naturally the goal of the game is to prevent this.
Also featured in the game is the voicework of Rob Halford from Judas Priest, Lemmy from Motorhead and Dio from Heaven and Hell and of course Dio. This game should be sure to please any heavy metal fan and you can check out more information at the official Brütal Legend Web site.
Recently it seems like more and more kids are getting into classic metal through games like Guitar Hero: Metallica and Rock Band, so I think this can only be a good thing for the future of heavy metal, even if it isn't exactly kvlt to be in a videogame.
Some might even be inspired to pick up instruments because of these games (and hopefully put down the Doritos).
Thinking of this game made me reminisce the days of playing one of my favorite lesser known rock n' roll games on the Super Nintendo, also known as Revolution X. The game features Aerosmith and Steven Tyler throws you his keys to a sweet ride at one point in the game, so what is cooler than that (see second video)?
Check out the craptastic videos below (the last one is the best):