You know, in one way, the fact that Brutal Legend seems to be caught in a whirlpool of melodrama actually fits the setting. I mean, what could be more metal than this?
Activision Blizzard is suing EA on the bizarre, "we didn't want it but now we don't want you to have it" stance. A recent promotional tactic involved over 400 air guitarists and the Guinness Book of World Records. One of the Godfathers of metal, Ronnie James Dio, has stepped down in favor of Tim Curry as one of the major voices of the game. Now, it'd be a little more dramatic if the latter occurrence had some animosity somewhere, but that apparently isn't the case. Even so, according to the latest Twitter update by Tim Schafer, it seems that one of the big-name voice talents may be threatening to quit. The "tweet" reads:
"K, I'm getting on this plane and flying to the UK for one day to meet with someone who's threatening to cancel. Humanity, don't let me down!"
Uh-oh. Who wants out? It must be someone who lives in the UK, unless it's someone like Lita Ford who lives in the U.S. and just so happens to be traveling, or something. Same goes for the Prince of Darkness (Ozzy Osbourne, non-metal fans). Maybe it's Motorhead's Lemmy…it's the only name we can think of right now, although we are jumping to the conclusion that Schafer is talking about a voiceover talent. Maybe it's someone else who's involved with the project, but whoever it is, he or she is important enough to warrant a plane ride by the Double Fine boss. Let's hope this doesn't put a crimp in everything!
Brutal Legend is still set to release some time this fall for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Related Game(s): Brutal Legend