No ‘Brutal Legend’ At E3

We won’t learn anything new about Tim Schafer’s Jack Black-starring rock action game, “Brutal Legend,” next week.

“Brutal Legend” will not be making an appearance at E3, Schafer told me over e-mail today. But “Psychonauts” fans need not worry; the game doesn’t appear in trouble.

“We’re not going to be showing at E3, but soon after that we hope,” said Schafer. “As soon as the dust settles from this whole [Activision Blizzard] merger thing we should be able to talk about the game a lot more.”

The last we heard of “Brutal Legend” was from Black himself at the MTV Movie Awards last month. The actor-comedian-musician was sporting a “Brutal Legend” t-shirt and told MTV News’ Kim Stolz thathis new game was “coming someday.”

Schafer’s comment comes on the same day the Activision Blizzard merger was approved by Activision shareholders. Blizzard and Vivendi, the game’s original publisher, will soon be a subsidiary of Activision.