Iron Maiden Announce “Legacy Of The Beast” In-Game Collaboration With Ghost

Iron Maiden have teamed up with Ghost for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” mobile game. Papa Emeritus IV will appear in the game as part of a special “Mascarade Diabolique” event, which will run from October 13 to November 12.

A press release offered more details:

“The game’s Mascarade Diabolique event is an ode to both bands’ lore taking its broad themes from the cover of Iron Maiden’s 2003 album “Dance of Death” and the video for Ghost’s 2018 song, ‘Dance Macabre,’. In this new storyline, Eddie and Papa Emeritus IV are both invited to a mysterious party in Transylvania (taken from the intro to A Dance Macabre & also surely a nod to the first Maiden instrumental track of the same name on their debut album!)

They soon discover that things are getting out of hand, even faster than usual, as a sinister force has mastered the power to mimic the un-bindable will of the sentient powers of free will and individuality, in an effort to bind them to its control. Together they must fight through the hordes of mind-controlled revelers to confront the corrupted mimic, Cardinal Immortus, an evil clone of Papa Emeritus.”

Ghost’s Tobias Forge added:

“I’m happy to see that my creature is being led into [Maiden’s] world. That is a cool thing, both very humbling and flattering.”

Pop Evil Launch “The Cube” Video Game

Pop Evil have launched a new video game called “The Cube.” You can play that HERE. The game features “a scrambled digital Rubik’s cube that gets more complex in each level.” Frontman Leigh Kakaty commented:

“Over the last few weeks, I played the hell out of this game during my COVID isolation. Just warning everyone, it’s not an easy game to nail down. Good luck beating Hayley’s score; she currently has the highest score on the bus…”

Alessia Cara & The Warning‘s Cover Of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” Featured In Trailer For New Video Game “Marvel’s Midnight Suns”

Alessia Cara and The Warning‘s cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” is featured in the trailer for the upcoming video game “Marvel’s Midnight Suns.” That game is expected to be released in March 2022 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The track will appear on Metallica’s new tribute album “The Metallica Blacklist,” which will be released on September 10 alongside a deluxe 30th anniversary edition of “The Black Album.“

Jonathan Davis (Korn) Teases New Song “ELEX” From “ELEX II” Video Game

Korn’s Jonathan Davis has written a new song titled “ELEX” for the upcoming video game “ELEX II.“ You can find a teaser for that track below. The game is a sci-fi RPG and it is expected to be released later this year.

Iron Maiden Announce “Legacy Of The Beast” In-Game Collaboration With Lacuna Coil

Iron Maiden have teamed up with Lacuna Coil for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” mobile game. As part of the collaboration, Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia will be appearing in the game as a character called “The Shadow Sorceress.”

A press release offered more details:

“Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game is excited to announce another in-game collaboration, this time with Italian metal band Lacuna Coil.

Following the sensational debut band collaboration in April with Amon Amarth, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast has now teamed up with another metal band, Lacuna Coil, that has shared festival stages with them on numerous occasions since their formation in 1994, to create a new limited time in-game event and character.

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast wanted a character that would fit perfectly into a story with Mystic Eddie, a fully-fledged seer that can control his visions (based on Maiden’s classic track “The Clairvoyant” from their legendary ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’ album). The result of this collaboration is a dungeon entitled ‘The Search for the Black Anima’ & The Shadow Sorceress, a character influenced by Lacuna Coil’s interest in the creative force that comes from the ‘shadow side’ and featured in their 2019 album, ‘Black Anima‘.

The week-long event will take fans and players on a journey to find a malevolent entity who has become a harbinger of other evil creatures. It’s within these forsaken lands that Iron Maiden’s famous mascot Eddie and his eternal confidant and guide, the wise and ancient Alchemist encounter the Shadow Sorceress, a mysterious wielder of dark arcane power. She has been drawn to the area, with a keen interest in what she calls the “Black Anima”. With the help of Eddie and the Alchemist, their goals are seemingly in line as they battle their way through waves of monsters.

Meet the Shadow Sorceress in ‘The Search for the Black Anima’ on Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 5pm PT in ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast’ mobile game.

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.”

Twelve Foot Ninja Debut “Long Way Home” Music Video Through Steve “Stevic” MacKay’s New Video Game

Twelve Foot Ninja’s Steve “Stevic” MacKay has released a new video game called “Brusnik’s Long Way Home.” You can play that HERE. Notably, after fans complete the game they are granted access to a music video for the band’s new song “Long Way Home.” If you don’t want to try the game, you can also watch the clip below:

MacKay commented:

“There’s nothing like a global pandemic to shake the Etch A Sketch. I decided to get addicted to caffeine and throw a year of my life at making a video game…And like chucking a bag of shrunken heads into a Hadron Collider; I’ve never done it before, had no reason to believe I could do it, and didn’t know what would happen if I did…But here we bloody are! We are here, aren’t we?

I assembled a gang of willing rogues to prepare this sacrifice for your enjoyment; in the hope you will be pleased and bless us with your financial support and encouragement to continue. There would be nothing funnier to me than Brusnik becoming a legit game franchise (replete with his own line of rat poison).

Huge thank you to Mathew Chalker who salvaged my code equivalent of when Seth Brundle accidentally merged with his Telepod in The Fly and was a putrid mess on the floor.

Now we have our little syndicate of misfits; help us level up by shouting us a beer; and by that I mean, putting the money that would buy a beer that just gets pissed out…Into something worthwhile, like a rad game.”

Architects Frontman Sam Carter Sings Theme Song For “Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker” Expansion

Architects frontman Sam Carter was recruited to sing the theme song for “Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker.” That video game expansion will be available on November 23.

[via The PRP]

Kvelertak Release New Retro Video Game And EP

Kvelertak have released a new retro video game called “Splid: Game Of Doom.” The game features 8-bit versions of songs from the band’s latest album “Splid” and it is available on Apple and Android. On top of that, the group have also released a new EP featuring the tracks from the game. Those include 8-bit versions of “Bråtebrann,” “Crack Of Doom,” “Discord,” and “Fanden ta dette hull!.” A press release offered more info on the game:

“[The game] takes fans and singer Ivar Nikolaisen on an epic quest through a retro-style maze where they are tasked with finding the other band members, as well as defeating the ghost of Tagholdt, who haunts a local museum and is a character from the song ‘Fanden ta dette hull!”

The band added:

“Your favorite superheroes are finally back — in a game where you can swing a REAL axe!”

“World Of Tanks” Celebrate The Release Of The Offspring’s New Album “Let The Bad Times Roll”

“World Of Tanks” are celebrating the release of The Offspring’s new album “Let The Bad Times Roll” by bringing back in-game content inspired by the band until April 26. This includes the TL-1 LPC with the “Pretty Fly” 3D Style and the “Turn It Up” 2D Style. The following was said about those on worldoftanks.com:

“Take the tarpaulin hood off the U.S. TL-1 LPC Tier VIII Premium Medium tank with the signature “Pretty Fly” 3D style, crewed by The Offspring members, and release your youthful energy on the battlefield, criss-crossing it as if you had a nitro boost! Or jump in another vehicle of yours which proudly wears The Offspring-themed “Turn it up!” 2D style or is adorned by other customization elements related to the famous band.”

Amon Amarth Invade Iron Maiden’s “Legacy Of The Beast” Mobile Game

Amon Amarth have invaded Iron Maiden’s “Legacy Of The Beast” mobile game as part of a new in-game event called “Viking Invasion.” The event kicked off today (April 13) and it will run for one month.

A press release offered more details:

“Entitled the “Viking Invasion”, the month-long event takes its broad themes from Iron Maiden‘s song, “Invaders“, from 1982’s The Number of the Beast album. Taking a page out of its own (comic) book, Legacy of the Beast created a new character and storyline borrowing from Amon Amarth‘s latest album, The Berserker.

After a spate of murderous attacks on his village, a lone Berserker vows revenge on the culprits who slaughtered his family. No stranger to battle, retribution or revenge, Eddie, Iron Maiden’s infamous mascot, leads not only the Berserker but also Norse Goddess, Freya, into battle against unrelenting waves of enemies to seek vengeance for the Berserker’s fallen kin. Are these random attacks, or is something more sinister afoot?

Find out when you meet The Berserker in the Viking Invasion Dungeon launching April 13th, 2021 at 5pm PT in Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast mobile game.

“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,” band Manager Rod Smallwood comments, “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.

Amon Amarth‘s lead vocalist & Viking-in-chief Johan Hegg explains, “To have our own character in the Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast game is just insanely cool! And such an honor. We hope everyone will enjoy our humble contribution to this awesome game!”

Players can earn the Berserker character for free From April 13th – May 12th, 2021.”