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Breaking: Brütal Legend is coming to PC, multiplayer beta revealed

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They said it could never be done, but those dissenting voices in the darkness have just been proven wrong with the announcement that Brütal Legend from Double fine has fought free from the chains and cage of Console Exclusivity to be unleashed upon the world of PC gamers!

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Brütal Legend is now available for pre-order on PC via Steam, which will net you access to the game’s multiplayer beta as well as special Team Fortress 2 hats, the most coveted of virtual PC gaming gear. Double Fine’s Tim Schafer wrote:

“Adding a PC release to Brütal Legend’s list of conquests risks raising the world’s ambient Metal saturation to dangerously high levels, which is why we’re conducting this closed beta test for preorders.”

“By purchasing this game, you are waiving your legal rights to recourse if the fire beast Ormagöden bathes the world in flame and ushers in the Age of Metal,” commented Double Fine’s lawyer.

“Shh,” added Mr. Schafer.

Do you want to know mostly everything there is you’ll need before plunging headlong into the recklessly creative and wonderful Brütal Legend world created by Double Fine? Then don’t miss El33tonline’s review over here.

You can watch the just-released PC announcement trailer below, and read over a few extra graphical features that will be included in this new version of Brütal Legend:

Brütal Legend PC Announcement Trailer

SUPER-NERDY GRAPHICAL AND PERFORMANCE DETAILS

“Currently Brütal PC is in beta, which means we have more improvements planned before the full launch. Here’s a rundown.”

The current version has the following:

  • Much higher quality anti-aliasing (FXAA and SSAA). Users will be able to select these through the UI in a soon to come update.
  • Support for resolutions > 720p (whatever your monitor/GPU will support).
  • SSAO (screen-space ambient occlusion) which makes for better contact shadows and more solid looking objects.
  • Major improvements to latency/lag in multiplayer, especially in large games or games where some players have very bad pings.

Updates over the next week or so will add:

  • Uncapped (i.e. as fast as your GPU can handle) framerate.
  • Support for high-fidelity (i.e. 60Hz) simulation in single player.
  • Higher quality shadows.
  • Increased draw distance (which users can tune to be larger or smaller if need be).

Did you miss Brütal Legend on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2009? Will you be entering this vast open-world action adventure game on PC?


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