Double Fine’s heavy metal adventure Brutal Legend is finally headed to PC later this month.
The game was originally released for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 back in 2009. Joystiq explains that Double Fine fought a long battle to snag rights away from Electronic Arts and Activision. Now that all of these legal woes have been settled, the game is now cleared for release.
Double Fine will self-publish Brutal Legend with a little help from the folks at Steam. Unless something goes haywire in the next few weeks, the title will be available for download on February 26.
If you pre-order the game, then you’ll only have to spend $14.99. Those who want the soundtrack in addition to the interactive experience will have to pay $18.47. Regardless of which edition you choose to order, reserving your copy right now will net you the multiplayer beta.
Those who don’t pre-order the game can expect to pay $19.99 for the regular game and $24.99 for the version bundled with the soundtrack.
Double Fine President Tim Schafer said in the official release:
“Adding a PC release to Brütal Legend’s list of conquests risks raising the world’s ambient Metal saturation to dangerously high levels which is why we’re conducting this closed beta test for preorders.”
According to Escapist Magazine, Double Fine’s PC port of Brutal Legend will feature improved graphics compared to the console releases. Jack Black’s Eddie Riggs has never looked better. The upcoming release will also improve lag times during multiplayer matches.
The trailer for the PC version of the game has been included below.
Brutal Legend isn’t the only title currently being offered up by Double Fine. The company released an adventure game entitled The Cave towards the end of January. This game is also available on PC courtesy of Steam.
For more information about the PC release of Double Fine’s Brutal Legend, be sure to stop by the official website.