Iron Maiden have announced that they will launch their own video game this summer.
Legacy Of The Beast is being developed for iOS and Android by the Vancouver based business Roadhouse Interactive, and 50cc Games.
Roadhouse have been given wide access to the ‘Maiden archive by the band’s management company, Phantom Music Management, with a view to delivering “an action-packed, free-to-play RPG steeped in Iron Maiden mythology.”
Says Roadhouse CEO James Hursthouse: “As a lifelong fan, I have always thought that Maiden’s music, lyrics and cast of characters would provide the perfect basis for a deep RPG experience.
“With this game we’re creating an outstanding RPG that will appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering Maiden for the first time.”
Players will take on the role of Iron Maiden’s legendary mascot, Eddie, with each of his different forms giving gamers a range of different powers and abilities.
Gameplay is expected to be enhanced by songs spanning Iron Maiden’s entire career, including previously unheard live recordings of ‘Maiden classics adapted for the game by engineer Tony Newton under the supervision of bassist and founding member Steve Harris.
Says Harris: “We always thought Maiden’s music and imagery with Eddie could be perfect for gaming and it’s something we have been looking at doing again since Ed Hunter in 1999. Now in 2016 it can all be done on a smartphone which makes it even more accessible for all our fans and also all the gamers out there.”
For more on the game, visit the Legacy Of The Beast official website.