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    Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:53:39

    Jack Black's 'Brütal Legend' Gets a New Co-Publisher - Expect it later next year

    Double Fine Productions has announced a new publishing agreement with Electronic Arts, rescuing their Brütal Legend project from a nixed deal with Vivendi. (The company scrapped the videogame after the merger of Activision and Blizzard.)

    "This is awesome news!" Tim Schafer, president of Double Fine Productions, said in a statement. "The quality and creativity of the games EA Partners has been involved with make it a perfect home for our baby, Brütal Legend. Some people were starting to wonder if the saga of Eddie Riggs would ever see the light of day, but now I think it's clear that this game, like metal itself, cannot be killed!"

    According to gamedaily.com, Brütal Legend stars Jack Black as Riggs, who "uses his knowledge of heavy-metal music to free an oppressed people and usher in the Age of Metal."

    "Brütal Legend is shaping up to be a creative tour de force," David DeMartini, the senior vice president and general manager of EA Partners, added. "At EAP, we are deeply committed to giving the industry's elite independent developers a platform to launch their creations to a worldwide audience. Tim Schafer is known for some of the richest stories and characters in our industry, and with Jack Black offering his vocal styling's for Eddie Riggs, we are extremely excited to help Tim and his talented team at Double Fine see their vision come to fruition."

    PS3 and XBox 360 versions of Brütal Legend will be available in the fall next year.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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