Brutal Legend Has 4v4 Multiplayer "Skirmish" Mode

| 17 Jul 2009 21:23

Microsoft spilled some details of Brutal Legend's still mysterious multiplayer mode, revealing that the game will feature a 4v4 "skirmish" mode that sounds a lot like an RTS.

Brutal Legend seems apace to melt faces come Rocktober this year, but the game's multiplayer mode is still mostly a mystery. However. Microsoft has updated the game page for Tim Schafer's metal masterpiece, and in addition to plenty of stuff we already knew, there's a little bit we didn't.

Multiplayer, reads, is "four-versus-four 'skirmish' multiplayer" that "marries action combat with a strategic unit-control mechanic." Strategy? Units? Sounds a lot like a real-time strategy game, doesn't it? "As the leader of one of the factions in the game, direct your armies in a Battle of the Bands where the trophy is survival, and even take your battle online over Xbox LIVE," concludes.

RTS elements for multiplayer wouldn't be wholly surprising, considering the single-player combat of Legend includes some heavy RTS-ish mechanics with base building and real-time command of different kinds of units. I wonder if the game will package any other kinds of multiplayer modes - this skirmish mode certainly sounds enticing, but I'm hoping for a more wholly action-oriented mode too. Because sometimes you just want to swing a guitar around and not have to worry about micro or whatever.

[Via Evil Avatar]

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