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Bit-Tech: Brütal Legend Preview

At the start of his presentation, Double Fine founder and ex-Lucasarts legend Tim Schafer says he's been wanting to make this game ever since he was 14 years old and he bought his first heavy metal album.

He says he can clearly recall laying eyes on the cover art, which was all fires and demons and epic warriors on motorbikes, and thinking it would be a lot of fun to base a game on that. He says that meeting a roadie for Megadeth a few years later (someone who was the inspiration for Day of the Tentacle's Hoagie character) further convinced him that a game based on heavy metal mythology would be totally awesome.

Decades later, it turns out that Tim Schafer wasn't wrong; Brütal Legend indeed looks to be as awesome as the young Schafer hoped.

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