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Brütal Legend Shall Brutalize Retail In This Hellish Form

In other words: here's the box art.

Wondering what Brütal Legend is going to look like when you snatch it from the retail shelf this October? Wonder no more: fresh from my inbox, here's the newly released box art.



 


 


I must say I'm pleased to see Mr. Schafer getting top billing; the guy is (near as I can tell) as instrumental to the nature and quality of the product as a game designer can get. I really think (or at least hope) this could be Double Fine's big breakout commercial success, which it so richly deserves after the tragedy of Psychonauts. Do you think this cover will grab and entice the average consumer come, uh, Rocktober?

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Posted by Brad

Wondering what Brütal Legend is going to look like when you snatch it from the retail shelf this October? Wonder no more: fresh from my inbox, here's the newly released box art.



 


 


I must say I'm pleased to see Mr. Schafer getting top billing; the guy is (near as I can tell) as instrumental to the nature and quality of the product as a game designer can get. I really think (or at least hope) this could be Double Fine's big breakout commercial success, which it so richly deserves after the tragedy of Psychonauts. Do you think this cover will grab and entice the average consumer come, uh, Rocktober?

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Posted by ponyslayer

that's the prefect metal box art for this game

Posted by Nat3TheGreat13

Box art is awesome!

Posted by Snail

HOLY SHIT!

Posted by Gamer_152

Cool box art.

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Posted by Googly

I approve of this.

Posted by Out_On_Bail

hah, rocktober - very nice word usage Brad.


That's about what I expected the boxart to look like.  I do think it might capture interest, I mean it's a guy wielding an axe and a axe, what more could one ask for?
Posted by JeffGoldblum

I love the EA and Double Fine Logos.

Posted by hunt_ad

I hope it grabs 'average' consumers. Most importantly, I hope this game is good. If it is, i'll be sure to spread the word!

Posted by brocool

awoooo

Posted by JJOR64

Sexy box art.

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Posted by Venatio

Nice boxart, Im really looking forward to buying the game in....well Rocktober

Posted by GalacticDonut

Interesting that Tim has his name on the front cover, that's pretty cool.

Posted by spiceninja

Meh.

Posted by zombie2011

They should have had "Staring Jack Black" on the cover. That way average consumers would see it and be like "I've heard of him, i think i'll buy it".

Posted by Out_On_Bail
@zombie2011: you know, this is a good point.  If they want to sell to the average joe, having Jack Blacks name on the cover would help greatly with that.
Edited by Jimbo

I think if they wanted to grab and entice the average consumer, they should have put 'Jack Black' on the cover.

Anybody that knows who Tim Schafer is won't be buying it because it has a nice box.

Edit: Beaten to it by these wise gentlemen ^^.

Posted by Castro

Hasn't Tim Schafer's name been on the cover of all of his games?

Also, they could package this in a ziplock bag and I would spend $60 for it on day one but the box art is very pleasant.

Edited by LordAndrew

I actually expected Jack Black to get top billing, with no mention of Tim Schafer at all.

Posted by DerekDanahy

EA logo's pretty badass.

Posted by musdy

IT ROCKS!!!

Posted by sfighter21
@zombie2011: Uh, that may stray people away from the game...lol.  Nah, but this looks awesome.
Posted by Reverseface

Rocking the TWO AXES very nice...yeah have alook THERE IS TWO AXES ON THE BOX. LOOK!

Posted by VilhelmNielsen

Surprised that Jack Black isn't mentioned on the cover, or that it doesn't say that it's featuring some of the biggest people in metal. But I kinda prefer that it isn't like that.

Posted by Under_Influenz

cover looks sweet.

Posted by Hairydutchman

Looks great. I hope this will be a big hit both for Schafer and to piss off Activision.

Posted by Vager

I hope EA goes crazy marketing the thing just before the release. Halo 3 Style.

Posted by Akeldama

yea its alright. 

Posted by Kohe321

Looks awesome.

Posted by RHCPfan24

I am liking it...A LOT!

Posted by zander1123

is it just me or does the green xbox box make that box art less cool? and make the ps3 one look better? 

Posted by V_Ben

i love this art. i want a poster of this thing!

Posted by Metal_Mills

I love how the EA logo uses the Motorhead snaggletooth.

Posted by FlamingHobo

I think I jizzed a little.

Edited by IncredibleBulk92

It's good to see Tim is considered big enough to have his name on the box of his own damn game.  There must be like 5 guys that can claim they've done that.

Posted by J4S0N
@Castro said:
" Hasn't Tim Schafer's name been on the cover of all of his games?Also, they could package this in a ziplock bag and I would spend $60 for it on day one but the box art is very pleasant. "
Well if they release a PC version then I'd buy it through Steam which has no box or ziplock bag.  ;)
Posted by Peewi

Dear mr. Schafer, you might not read this, but a PC version of Brütal Legend would be really rocking.

Posted by Lazyaza

I'm still worried this game's going to be another 'reviews awesomely, sells like shit' title.  God I hope not, ea better have some good marketing plans prepared.

Posted by luchadeer797

complete badassery

Posted by Edraii
@Out_On_Bail: Heh, don't you remember "Red October" last year? When EA released Red alert 3?
I like that EA is renaming my birthmonth...
Posted by LobsterCrunk

I like how it says "A Tim Schafer Game" at the top-left.  I don't suppose there are that many people who know who he is - or at least, the people who'll buy this probably won't know.  Nice mark of respect from EA though, to let him have his name on the front cover.

Posted by Duckbutter

i'm gonna buy the PS3 version of this and mail it to Bobby Kotick.

Posted by MatthewMeadows

Ballsy move not to put Jack Black's name on the front cover.

Posted by Dethfish

That's pretty Metal. \m/

Edited by ratzombie

I want this game to do really well, but I have a bad feeling about all of this. EA has spent a lot of money advertising this game, and if it totally bombs it will be a complete disaster for all those involved. Hopefully not though!

Posted by Kiemoe

I'm surprised Jack Black's name isn't thrown on there anywhere.

Posted by zoozilla

"A Tim Schafer game" in the top-left corner and the large Double Fine logo are great.

Not to mention the art itself rocks.

Posted by Bald3rdash

The logos in the bottom right are great!

Posted by FoxMulder

Love it!!!! Glad that Tim Schafer got his name on the cover!!!

Posted by Weltal

Meh. Looks just like hundreds of other box arts with a dude standing on top of other people. Not very interesting.

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