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[[Video:Brutal_Journey_Jack_Black_Finds_His_Inner_Eddie_Riggs|thumb|300px|right|Starring Mike McCafferty and directed by Drew Hancock, and Kelly Kubik worked on it.]] [[Video:JACK BLACK LIFTS 350 LBS! WHAT????|thumb|300px|right|Cameo by Derek Mears.]]
Brütal Legend is an action-adventure game created by Double Fine Productions and published by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was released on October 13, 2009 (stylised 'Rocktober 13' in promotional material) in North America and due for release on October 16, 2009 in Europe. Though Brütal Legend was originally to be published by Vivendi Games prior to its merger with Activision, Activision had dropped the game from its portfolio after the merger. It was later picked up by Electronic Arts, though Activision and Double Fine brought counter-lawsuits against each other over publishing issues. The issues have since been settled out of court.
Tim Schafer, the game's creative director, was inspired to create the game by his own past musical experiences. The game will feature the character of Eddie Riggs, voiced by Jack Black, a roadie who was transported to a fantasy world inspired by the artwork of heavy metal album covers. Eddie becomes the world's savior, leading the down-trodden humans against a range of supernatural overlords using a battle axe, his Flying V guitar infused with magical powers, and a customizable hot rod. In addition to Black, the game will feature voices of heavy metal musicians including Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford and other celebrities such as Tim Curry, as well as more than one hundred metal songs selected by Schafer for inclusion in the game.