Double Fine bossman Tim Schafer jumped onto the case pretty quickly, reassuring Ellis that he must have imagined the whole thing. Somewhat predictably, the link Ellis posted now leads to a “Page not found”, which explains the untitled video had been deleted (just like Ellis’s tweet!).
…since all that, though – dreams have come true! (Who’dathunk?) This little man is walking around inside an exclusive Backers-Only post on the Double Fine forums. Apparently – unfortunately – it seems he’s not a part of the game, but is just a character being used to test out potential art styles and lighting for the game.
Meanwhile, the post did reveal some good news: Brütal Legend art director Lee Petty is officially onboard on the project, which means that no matter who ends up in the final game, it’s going to look pretty special.