Iron Maiden have released a trailer for their upcoming video game, ‘Legacy of the Beast’.
The heavy metal titans have released a cinematic trailer for the forthcoming computer game, although no official release date has been released to accompany the video.
The new interactive game will be released on Android and iOS as an app. In the trailer – which you can view below – Maiden’s long running mascot, Eddie, takes battle with the devil, depicting Iron Maiden artwork of 1982’s classic hit, ‘Run to The Hills’.
According to Team Rock, ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ is being developed by Vancouver-based Roadhouse Interactive. They have been working with Maiden’s management firm Phantom Music Management and have been given access to the band’s back catalogue. “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” says Roadhouse CEO James Hursthouse said:
“With this game we’re creating an outstanding RPG that will appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering Maiden for the first time” he continued, explaining the game’s potential reach.
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The news follows the recent announcement that the band have undertaken their latest ‘Book of Souls’ World Tour, which next lands in Mexico on March 1. Iron Maiden kicked off their 2016 ‘Book of Souls’ world tour on February 24, with brand new videos of their opening show shared online.
The band took to the stage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, last night for the opening show of their latest world tour. In the show – which contained a raft of classic tracks – they took to the stage with a special intro video sequence which you can watch below.
According to Blabbermouth, Maiden – fronted by vocalist Bruce Dickinson – rattled through classic cuts such as ‘The Number of The Beast’, ‘Fear of The Dark’ and ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’. You can watch 4 out of the fourteen tracks played in the YouTube players below.
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Fans gathered at Cardiff Airport to watch Iron Maiden depart on The Book of Souls tour on ‘Ed Force One’, their custom-decorated Boeing 747 on February 19
The band’s world tour plane is captained by frontman Bruce Dickinson, who is a passionate and highly qualified pilot as well as fronting the metal legends. The band named ‘Ed Force One’ after their zombie mascot Eddie, who features on the plane’s tail design.
Iron Maiden live-tweeted the departure of the Boeing with both a Periscope video and a number of images posted to their social media account, as they left for Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Here are a some of the tweets:
We're getting ready for take-off on #EdForceOne in about an hour. Who's ready to see her fly? pic.twitter.com/bQWM34FMWK
— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) February 19, 2016
✈️ @IronMaiden and #EdForceOne are on their way to @FLLFlyer to begin their tour. Track all flights with #ABD666. pic.twitter.com/34G6ZHRUPd
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) February 19, 2016
Get ready to wave! @IronMaiden we're getting close to departure time #EdForceOne pic.twitter.com/bbZ1ClPCph
— Cardiff Airport (@Cardiff_Airport) February 19, 2016
Dickinson spoke of the upgrade to a new, larger 747, saying: “The greatest benefit of traveling in a 747 is that because of its colossal size and freight capacity we can carry our stage production and all our stage equipment and desks in the cargo hold without having to make any of the immense structural modifications needed to do this on the previous 757, the extent of which fans will have noted on the Flight 666 DVD.”
Dickinson recovered from throat cancer last year, with bassist Steve Harris speaking about how the singer was on top form during the recording of ‘The Book of Souls’, despite having cancer during the recording:
Harris says “there was no inkling of it [the cancer]” while the band made ‘The Book Of Souls’. “He’d finished all his vocal bits completely anyway and there were some other bits and pieces we were doing. Really, we didn’t know anything – he didn’t show any signs at all.”
Dickinson plans to release a memoir in 2017, following the band’s return from the 35 date world tour.