Brütal Legend has been found lurking in Steam Registry files. Although it’s not always indicative of an immediate release, almost everything sleuths uncover in there turns up as a full release sooner or later, suggesting the console exclusive may finally be making the jump to gaming rigs.
Where it is almost certain to get a better reception than it did on its original platforms, I might add. Although the pacing is a bit off, Brütal Legend isn’t the straight-forward third-person action affair its early sections might lead you to believe. Part way through it turns into a very unusual real time strategy hybrid of sorts, and while it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea it’s certainly original and well worth checking out.
Having been dropped by Activision and picked up by EA, Brütal Legend somehow went under the radar at launch, possibly because of how difficult it is to message. It was the last big-budget triple-A game from Tim Schafer’s Double Fine before the indie developer swore off traditional business models and began its Amnesia Fortnight tradition, which yielded Costume Quest, Stacking, Iron Brigade and more.