Tim Schafer hopes to return to his metal-inspired IP Brütal Legend one day, Double Fine Productions’ head said yesterday during a Gamespot live stream.
“I love that world, and I would love to go back there,” Schafer said during a Let’s Play of his latest title, Broken Age. He also mentioned Jack Black might be interested in returning to the franchise as well.
Black lent his voice (and likeness) as Brütal Legend’s main protagonist, Eddie Riggs, a legendary roadie who is transported to a world built on the tenets of metal (the music genre, not the solid material that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and features good electrical and thermal conductivity). Along with Black, the game starred some of metal’s biggest names, including Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, and Ozzy Osbourne.
While the game sold more than a million copies and had good critical reception, it was not considered a commercial success, costing $25 million to make. Because of this, raising that much money for a sequel “might be tricky,” according to Schafer.
Even though a true sequel may be out of the question for the moment, Schafer went on to talk about how he’d like to do a DLC pack centered around General Lionwhyte, a demented character that looked like David Bowie, and who used his massive hair to fly. He was also one of the characters voiced by Rob Halford.
Lionwhyte’s Hair Metal Militia had always been an AI-controlled faction, so DLC where you could play as them in multiplayer could work (and would be welcome).
Brütal Legend was originally released on Xbox 360 and PS3 back in October 2009, and was ported to PC early last year.