Iron Maiden have joined forces with Avenged Sevenfold for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” game. The “Nightmare Carnival” dungeon features “deathbats” from Avenged Sevenfold’s “Deathbats Club”.
A press release offered more details:
“Earlier this year, the Deathbats Club held an exclusive contest on the official Deathbats Club Discord channel for members of the DBC to have their bat featured in Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game. 25 semi-finalist were chosen but only 3 were turned into official playable characters in the game – all will be revealed at the Carnival ….
Ringmaster Eddie is in trouble! The Dark Metal Carnival was set to open soon and now a mysterious figure and his host of deadly and mischievous skulls known as the Deathbats have taken over the fairgrounds! Players will have 3 different opportunities to win these deathbats and add them to their team roster!”
“Players can earn the Deathbats characters for FREE from our newest login calendar starting Tuesday, October 18th. Players will have 3 opportunities to acquire the Deathbats: Earn the Sentinel Deathbat by completing 1 playthrough of the dungeon, and the Assassin Deathbat by battling in the dungeon 10 times. The 3rd Deathbat is earned for free from our newest login calendar! Log in any 7 days between October 18th and November 17th to earn awesome rewards including the Magus Deathbat on the 7th day!’”
Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows commented:
“It’s important to us to continue to bring exclusive unique opportunities to our Deathbats Club members, so when Iron Maiden and Navigator Games reached out, we were stoked to work with them on a unique concept for Legacy of the Beast. I loved seeing our fans stoked on the chance to have their custom Deathbat NFT being selected out of 10,000 and then brought to life in Iron Maiden’s game, what a cool experience.”
Navigator Games CEO Will Moore added:
“This year we have had an incredible caliber of in-game collaborations and we wanted to create something really special for Halloween. So we invited M.Shadows to develop the concept with us, and the result was ‘The Nightmare Carnival’! This collab delivers a whole new level of innovation as Eddie battles with three enemies inspired by Avenged Sevenfold’s Deathbats.”