Explaining the series of collaborations, band manager Rod Smallwood explains:
“Legacy of the Beast was built on a foundation of Iron Maiden songs, art and history, but has also always been about introducing and developing creative ideas that extended beyond Maiden and, just as we’ve always invited bands out to tour with us, we are delighted to invite some friends to become part of our game and to provide another dimension to the fun, dexterity and excitement of it.”
In Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, metal and RPG gaming fans take on the role of the band’s iconic mascot, Eddie who travels through time, across a spectacularly diverse array of worlds in captivating 3D environments. Eddie appears in many forms, each a part of Iron Maiden’s rich history, and each with a set of special powers and abilities.
Vocalist and one of the founding members of Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil, Andrea Ferro says,
“A Lacuna Coil inspired character will be featured in the “Iron Maiden” video game “Legacy of The Beast”… whaaat? Yeah, I’m that excited about this collaboration! Come on, “Maiden” man! I remember me and Maki blasting “Powerslave”, “Seventh Son” and all the other classics as young skateboarding kids getting into playing music. Heavy Metal, monsters and video games, that’s half my lifestyle right there. Horns Up!”
Lacuna Coil singer, Cristina Scabbia says,
“My first experience with Iron Maiden was about 30 years ago, I picked up Piece of Mind because I was really impressed by the cover. They sounded like nothing I had heard before then and it was instant love!” Cristina continues. “I’ve always been attracted to video games, they’re awesome as they project you into a different dimension and allow you to live a different life, even if for a short moment. I prefer games with a storyline because I like to be embraced by it, get familiar with the characters I am playing with and get involved at the maximum level.”
Players can earn the Shadow Sorceress character for FREE from June 7th – July 5th, 2021.
Over the years the game has expanded to include 20 dungeons and 6 unique Worlds, from the pits of The Beast’s Hell, Powerslave’s Ancient Egypt, AMOLAD’s World War II to The Final Frontier of the far future, hundreds of characters including 90 Eddies based on classic Maiden album and single covers. A vast array of enemies – corrupt Demons (Lucifer, Baphomet), Gods (Horus, Osiris, Odin) and Monsters aplenty, a bloody Player vs Player Battle Arena and a ruthless Gauntlet feature designed to satisfy new players and hardcore long term players. The latest feature ‘Clans’ allows players to join forces with their blood brothers to complete team tasks and face off against monstrous Raid Bosses. All to an in-game soundtrack of over 30 Iron Maiden tracks including – “The Trooper”, “Where Eagles Dare”, “Lord Of Light”, “Aces High” and more.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, is a 4.6 star- rated, action-packed, free-to-play mobile game available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play.