Want to play Brutal Legend? Go preorder it, right now.
EA and Double Fine have announced that those who preorder the awesome looking Brutal Legend from GameStop will be given a code to download the demo before anyone else. By before anyone else, they mean right now. The demo will be available on both Xbox Live and on the PlayStation Network, and all that is required is a $5 deposit and the hope that your local GameStop employees have not taken all of the early download codes for themselves.
If you just can't take the plunge with a preorder (don't forget, they're refundable if you end up hating it for some odd reason), the demo will be released to the public in a couple of weeks anyway. It wouldn't hurt to support Tim Schafer and Double Fine's upcoming creation, as it does not appear to be one to let slip through the crowded end-of-2009 schedule. Check out the opening cinematic here, the game's interesting multiplayer mode here, and its amazing soundtrack listing here.
Because it just can't be summarized any better, the demo will include:
... the game's entire opening chapter, setting the stage for legendary roadie Eddie Riggs' epic journey into a Heavy Metal-inspired universe on the brink of decimation. After a stage accident renders Eddie unconscious, he awakens to find himself in a fantasy world where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings and heavy metal legends including Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilmister, Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne roam the world's picturesque landscapes. A series of tutorials will quickly show players that Eddie is uniquely qualified to lead the revolution to save humanity - his muscles big enough to swing "The Separator" axe, slashing his way through demons and druids, his strumming skills vast enough to handle "Clementine", an electrifying guitar that can shock and set fire to any threat. These weapons, along with a variety of deadly combos, powerful double-team attacks with allies and Eddie's self-made hot-rod, the Deuce, will all be needed in order to defeat the vicious boss at the end of the demo.
And if that doesn't make you want the game, then I'm sorry friend, you're beyond my help. Brutal Legend will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Rocktober 13 (that's October 13, just in case) in North America, and on Rocktober 16 in Europe.