Brütal Legend this October

EA and Double Fine have just announced the release dates for Brütal Legend — October 13th in North America and on October 16th in Europe. The release will happen simultaneously on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Double Fine’s prez Tim Schafer is ecstatic, “Wooo! Having an official release date is awesome! And how cool is it that EA threw down the dough to have the name of an entire month changed to Rocktober?”

The much awaited game has had a pretty rich history so far. The game’s fate was undecided for a while under Activision Blizzard, but when EA stepped in to save the game from development limbo Activision apparently didn’t like that very much and there was a bit of a scuffle going on between the two companies. But then rumors of a possible Wii version surfaced and the corporate slapfest was all but forgotten. And that, and some media and info that has trickled out, is what has happened in the world of Eddie Riggs, Brütal Legend’s Jack Black-voiced lead character, in the past 4 or so months.

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