Sierra has unveiled Brutal Legend,
Tim Schafer (Grim Fandango, Psychonauts
) and Double Fine's comically sincere homage to the Age of Metal in the form of an action title for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, slated for release in 2008.
features metal band roadie Eddie Riggs (the voice and likeness of actor Jack Black), who is transported back in time and tasked with commanding a "barbaric mob of demons, dragsters, amp stacks, leather, and chrome," with the aim of bringing metal -- presumably the musical kind -- to the ancient world.
Double Fine also revealed details of the game world, where "big-block V8 engines were dug out of the ground like minerals. Exhaust pipes were cut from trees made of chrome and a luminous sky was lit up with heavenly lighters held up by the gods."
"Holy crap!" exclaimed Schafer, "I have been dreaming about this day for fifteen years. And now it is finally here. We have gathered small clues over the years about the Age of Metal, in songs, t-shirts, and album covers. But now we have uncovered the metal mother lode, the full legend of what actually happened in that loud and heavy era, and we are the lucky ones who get to tell the tale."
Said Sierra Worldwide Studios president Martin Tremblay, "Our existence as humans will forever be reconceived. Definitive answers to the discovery of dry ice, invention of the wheel, Jurassic era, religious convention and many other testaments and myths are going to be revealed to the world."