Double Fine is about to rock your mouse and keyboard.
Remember all the outrage that erupted when Double Fine revealed that Brutal Legend would be a console exclusive, despite its most natural platform obviously being the PC? I suppose it's possible that I'm misremembering, and that all the outrage and uproar was limited to me. Either way, we're going to find out pretty soon if I was right.
Double Fine announced today that Brutal Legend is coming to the PC, and in fact it's up for preorder on Steam at this very moment in both a standard release and a "Soundtrack Edition" bundled with Peter McConnell's original score. The regular version of the game will retail for $19.99 and the Soundtrack Edition will go for $24.99, but both can be had before launch at a 25 percent discount. Ordering the game now will also earn purchasers two exclusive Team Fortress 2 items, Eddie Riggs' hair and his guitar Clementine, as well as access to the Brutal Legend multiplayer beta that's currently underway.
"Adding a PC release to Brutal 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," Double Fine frontman Tim Schafer explained.
The PC version of the game will offer improved visuals over the console releases with higher resolutions, better anti-aliasing and screen-space ambient occlusion. "Major improvements" to lag issues in multiplayer, especially in large games, and further PC-specific improvements are planned. Double Fine hasn't settled on a release date just yet but promised to announce something soon. In the meantime, you can get ready to rock out with your mouse and keyboard out at Steam.