Two worlds are colliding. Two wayward minds that only want to rock are crashing together to create one of next year's hottest new games. The brain-boxes behind Monkey Island and Tenacious D are hi-fiving, pumping fists and scribbling on bits of paper to conjure up PS3's 'next big thing'.
The creative juices are being supplied by maverick coder Tim Schafer and rock funny man Jack Black. The game is Brutal Legend, an adventure set in the mythical lost era of Heavy Metal. Those two sentences should have put a smile across your face bigger than a Metallica riff. Schafer is best known for his comedy writing on Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango, games that are genuinely funny, which is rare. Jack Black is Hollywood's Golden Boy, the man who would be king (of rock) and more importantly, made hair metal cool again. Together, they are creating worlds.