Double Fine’s heavy metal action adventure Brutal Legend is the latest game to receive backward compatibility support on Xbox One, arriving alongside the perhaps marginally less well-known Greg Hastings Paintball 2.
Brutal Legend, for those unfamiliar, was Double Fine’s follow-up to the cult classic brain-probing platformer Psychonauts, and launched on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2009. It was pitched as an open-world action-adventure, and told the tale of Eddie Riggs (played by Jack Black), a roadie transported to a strange fantasy land where heavy metal reigned supreme.
As you might expect, the music influences run deep; not only is the entire world designed to resemble the classic rock album covers of the 70s and 80s, it features a massive soundtrack, featuring 107 songs from the likes of Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Motley Crue, and Cradle of Filth. Furthermore, its cast list sees voice acting stalwarts such as Jennifer Hale and Tim Curry joined by rock legends including Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy Osbourne.