Continuing the wave of publishers giving retailers a fighting chance against the likes of Amazon is EA and Brutal Legend teaming up with Best Buy for a very appropriate pre-order bonus.

Consumers who plunk down pre-order money for the game at Best Buy will be treated to an exclusive LP sleeve with Brutal Legend artwork.  The game centers around a metal and hard rock world, so the artwork on the sleeve harkens back to all the 80s metal bands you can think of. (We can’t think of any.)

But the LP and artwork will be greatly appreciated by gamers who want a flashback to dramatic album covers filled with babes, dragons and fire. Always with the fire.