The hit cartoon show Metalocalypse, aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, is receiving the videogame treatment and will release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
It's called 'Metalocalypse: Dethgame', and gamers don't play as the lead stars but as roadies in service to Dethklok. The game unveils at Comic-Con this week; no release date yet.
"The first idea was we make the band merciless and murderous but that doesn’t work on the show," said creator Brendon Small, reports the . "Our show is really about five narcissistic super-celebrities who can’t open the door by themselves."
The impending release of Double Fine's Brutal Legend, starring Jack Black and other notables, isn't seen as a competitor to Metalocalypse: Dethgame - it just shows heavy metal is rising to fame once again argues Small.
"If you’re an investor in some genre of music, I’d say metal is a good bet," he said. Are you a diehard Dethklok fan, ready to cave the world's face in on behalf of your metal gods?
Adult Swim's Metalocalypse gets game, coming to XBLA and PSN
21 July 2009 | By Simon Priest