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The Epic Heavy Metal Adventure Begins Today Exclusively for Gamers who Pre-Order Brutal Legend at GameStop

Redwood City, CA  September 17, 2009  Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Double Fine Productions Inc. announced today that gamers will get a chance to experience Brutal Legend four weeks before the games Rocktober 13th release in North America. With the demo, players can enjoy industry visionary Tim Schafers ultimate heavy metal action adventure game. Starting today, gamers who have pre-ordered Brutal Legend from GameStop can download the demo on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network. For anyone that has not pre-ordered the game, the demo will be available on both platforms in the coming weeks.

The Brutal Legend demo includes the games entire opening chapter, setting the stage for legendary roadie Eddie Riggs epic journey into a Heavy Metal-inspired universe on the brink of decimation. After a stage accident renders Eddie unconscious, he awakens to find himself in a fantasy world where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings and heavy metal legends including Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilmister, Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne roam the worlds picturesque landscapes. A series of tutorials will quickly show players that Eddie is uniquely qualified to lead the revolution to save humanity  his muscles big enough to swing The Separator axe, slashing his way through demons and druids, his strumming skills vast enough to handle Clementine, an electrifying guitar that can shock and set fire to any threat. These weapons, along with a variety of deadly combos, powerful double-team attacks with allies and Eddies self-made hot-rod, the Deuce, will all be needed in order to defeat the vicious boss at the end of the demo.

I wish people could play the whole game right now, said Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. But while were waiting for Rocktober 13th, a taste of Metal is better than none at all.

One of the most highly anticipated releases this year, and winner of numerous awards at E3, Brutal Legend will ship for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system on Rocktober 13th in North America and Rocktober 16th in Europe. For more information on Brutal Legend and to sign up for the Brutal Legend newsletter, please visit To follow Brutal Legend on Twitter please visit



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