Brutal Legend Early Access Demo Is Go

Gamers eager enough to preorder Brutal Legend from GameStop are rewarded today with early access to the demo on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The rest of you can wait your turn.

Starting today, preorder customers can play through Brutal Legend's entire opening chapter, from the stage accident that renders Eddie Riggs unconscious as seen in yesterday's Kabbage Boy video, on through to the vicious boss fight at the end. Experience the shearing majesty of "The Separator" axe, wail away on "Clementine", and go through several tutorials, as foretold by prophecy.

The demo was first announced last month for September 17th, with the whole GameStop early access bit coming to light towards the end of August.

"I wish people could play the whole game right now," said Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. "But while we're waiting for Rocktober 13th, a taste of Metal is better than none at all."

Wishing won't help Tim, and it won't help those who don't preorder. The demo should go live for the rest of the populace within the coming weeks.