Iron Maiden have joined forces with Five Finger Death Punch for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” game. Five Finger Death Punch’s mascot “Knucklehead” will appear in the mobile game as part of a special “Afterlife” dungeon event, which will officially launch today (July 12) at 5:00pm PDT / 8:00pm EDT.
A press release offered more details:
“The week-long event will take fans and players on a journey with Magma Beast Eddie and Knucklehead, a fierce warrior and a brutally efficient combatant who also guards the gate to Purgatory. As civil war wages in Hell, demons and devil-kin pour out to take advantage of the chaos. The gate to Purgatory, the most exposed entrance to Hell, is overrun. Even a powerful warrior such as Knucklehead has his limits, and as the demons escape through the gate, a mysterious new individual makes his presence known, offering assistance – but at what cost?”
Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory commented:
“You know, it’s an unexpected and impossible dream for me & my band that my childhood heroes – in this moment in life … are being let into the beautiful landscape of the game. To me Iron Maiden was the band that got me into heavy metal and slung me onto the path of my musical journey …Iron Maiden created a metal community when we were growing up – it was a brotherhood, and with this game, they’re doing it again because they’re bringing together all of these bands, and their mascots and it has this feeling of community. To me, that was very important about what got me interested in the genre in the first place.”