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Second helping of Brütal Legend DLC announced

Posted by: Dan at 12/11/2009 7:50 AM
Apparently, one wasn’t enough for Brütal Legend, as Double Fine and EA announced the second helping of DLC for the game. I’m not sure how many people care at this point (and based on October sales numbers, it may be less than 500K…total), as the game was well-received, but disappointed in opening month sales (17 days worth) with around 260k combined units. With a bevy of string franchises dropping in November, the number may not improve much despite a full month of sales.

“The Hammer of Infinite Fate” DLC (480 MS points or $4.99) will add new skins, weapon upgrades, maps and unlockable achievements starting on December 17th. Neither this pack, nor the map expansion “Tears of the Hextadon” are “Something awesome” as Tim Schaefer promised VG247 earlier this year. In fact, they seem like your general run-of-the-mill money makers. Not sure if Schafer has something else up his sleeve for the game, but when November sales numbers come out, that may provide a more clear picture of whether it is time for Double Fine and EA to throw in the towel on the game from a financial perspective.


Double Fine and EA Put Pedal to the Metal with Second Downloadable Content Pack for Brütal Legend

Hammer of Infinite Fate Pack to Reign Down New Outfits, Upgrades, Achievements and More

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Dec 09, 2009 Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Double Fine Productions Inc. keep on rocking this December with the release Hammer of Infinite Fate, the second downloadable content (DLC) pack for the heavy metal, third person action game, Brütal Legend™. Hammer of Infinite Fate introduces a series of new skins, weapon upgrades, multiplayer maps and unlockable achievements for players to sink their horns into. The DLC pack will be available on Xbox LIVE® on December 17th for 480 MS Points and for $4.99 on the Sony PlayStation Network®.

“I’m excited about the beard, or course, and the new achievements and trophies,” said Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. “But the thing I really can’t wait to get my hands on is that Oculus of the Lost. Using it to find the last Bound Serpent isn’t cheating, because it looks so cool on my car.”

The Hammer of Infinite Fate pack allows players to upgrade Eddie Riggs with three new outfits including the Mountain Man, Black Metal and Zaulia Threads, as well as seven more back patches to slay the tainted coil in style. Eddie’s trusted hotrod, The Deuce (aka The Druid Plow), will also get a face lift with four brand new paint jobs and four more upgrades that players can purchase including the Oculus of the Lost, an all-seeing GPS for the world, and the Eye of Sorrow, a weapon that harnesses the power of the Sea of Black Tears and launches black projectiles of doom at enemies, in addition to The Disgorger and the Coiling Maw.

Players will also be able to unlock 9 new achievements and trophies in Brütal Legend which are based on the latest additions of the Hammer of Infinite Fate expansion pack. Mount Rockmore will also see six more heads for players to purchase and unlock, including Rima, Razputin, Dadbat, Hunter, Kage the Kannonier and Tim Schafer himself.

Hammer of Infinite Fate further expands the Brütal Legend Stage Battle multiplayer experience with four new mind-melting multiplayer maps: the Altar of Blood, Coiled Remains, Crucible of the Titans and The Amplified Cliffs. Each map features a completely unique environment tailored to the Gods of Metal, with an in-game element of surprise that puts a strategic twist to every Stage Battle.

Brütal Legend has received acclaim by critics worldwide, with PLAY Magazine scoring Brütal Legend a perfect 10 out of 10, calling it the, “greatest video game ever created”. IGN also praised Brütal Legend, giving it 9 out of 10 and awarding it Editor’s Choice, calling it, “one of the best games all year”. Brütal Legend is available for MSRP $59.99 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The first map expansion, Brütal Legend Tears of the Hextadon, is currently available for 400 MS Points on Xbox LIVE® and $4.99 on PlayStation Network®. Brütal Legend is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and 18+ for PEGI.

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About Double Fine Productions

Double Fine Productions (http://www.doublefine.com) is an award-winning, independent game development studio founded in 2000 by games industry veteran Tim Schafer, creator of such gaming classics as Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle. Located in San Francisco's South of Market district, Double Fine specializes in high-quality games with an emphasis on originality, story, characters, and fun. In 2005, Double Fine released the critically-acclaimed Psychonauts, which won several awards including "Best Action / Adventure Game" from OXM, "Game of the Year" from Eurogamer, and "#6 XBOX game of all time" from G4TV. At the 2006 Game Developers Conference, Double Fine itself was awarded the title of "Best New Studio" by their fellow developers.