Tim Schaferâ??s studio to produce rock â??nâ?? roll adventure game

Double Fine signs with EA Partners

Double Fine Productions has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with EA Partners to produce Brutal Legend, a rock music themed adventure game due to arrive worldwide in autumn 2009.

Tim Schafer, president of Double Fine Productions said: "the quality and creativity of the games EA Partners has been involved with make it a perfect home for our baby, Brutal Legend.”

"Brutal Legend is shaping up to be a creative tour de force," added David DeMartini, senior vice president and general manager, at EA Partners. "At EAP, we are deeply committed to giving the industry’s elite independent developers a platform to launch their creations to a worldwide audience. Tim Schafer is known for some of the richest stories and characters in our industry, and with Jack Black offering his vocal stylings for Eddie Riggs, we are extremely excited to help Tim and his talented team at Double Fine see their vision come to fruition."

Brutal Legend is set for release on PS3 and 360, and stars musician and comedian Jack Black as the lead role. Double Fine, which is based in San Francisco, is most well known for its work on the critically acclaimed Psychonauts.

Previously, Brutal Legend was due to be published by Sierra, but when Activision declined to pick up the title from Vivendi’s portfolio following the Activision Blizzard merger.

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