On the Xbox.com game page
for ye ole Brutal Legend, we have now learned that there will be some 4 on 4 multiplayer skirmish action. Now, when I hear skirmish, I hear RTS... and Brutal Legend does have some sort of an RTS element, as well as some indication in the text that leads to that conclusion.
I'm getting more excited, even though I'm not sure why.
Multiplayer: Four-versus-four "skirmish" multiplayer marries action combat with a strategic unit-control mechanic. As the leader of one of the factions in the game, direct your armies in a Battle of the Bands where the trophy is survival, and even take your battle online over Xbox LIVE.