Dance The ‘Mascarade Diabolique’ In Iron Maiden’s Legacy Of The Beast Mobile Game With The Latest Band Collaborator Ghost
Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game is excited to announce it’s third in-game collaboration, this time with Swedish metallers Ghost!
Following successful collaborations earlier this year with Amon Amarth and Lacuna Coil, Iron Maiden's Legacy of the Beast has now teamed up with often touring partners, Ghost. Legacy of the Beast has created a new, limited time, in-game event called, Mascarade Diabolique featuring another limited time character, Papa Emeritus IV. Meet Papa Emeritus IV Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at 5pm PT in ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast’ mobile game by clicking here.
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.
When asked what he thought of the initial concept pieces for the new character, Ghost's lead vocalist Tobias Forge said he felt, “Joy that it’s actually happening.” And continued: “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.”
“It’s great that the LOTB mobile game continues to innovate”, observes band manager, Rod Smallwood. “The introduction of other great band images and characters is a great evolution of the initial idea we had for Eddie’s gaming universe over 5 years ago. To have our friends, Ghost bring Papa Emeritus IV into a dungeon feels like the culmination of a relationship dating back to 2013 when the band first came with us to South America. With more slots on the Maiden England Tour in ’14 and then a proper run with us throughout North America on the 2017 The Book of Souls Tour we got to know that our fans appreciated seeing them and that they’d always be welcome with us on the road. I’m sure Eddie will help Papa cause some serious mayhem together and that’s what it’s all about!”
WATCH: Official Collaboration Video featuring Interview with Ghost's Tobias Forge
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 across a spectacularly diverse array of worlds by traveling through time 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.
Meet Papa Emeritus IV Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at 5pm PT in ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast’ mobile game.
Players can earn the Papa Emeritus IV character for FREE starting October 13th by logging in a total of 7 days to receive Papa Emeritus IV on the final day. Ends November 12th, 4 PM PT.
Over the years the game has expanded to include 20 dungeons and 6 unique Worlds, from the pits of Hell, Ancient Egypt, World War II to the far future, hundreds of characters including 90 Eddies based on classic Maiden album covers. A vast array of enemies - corrupt Demons (Lucifer, Baphomet), Gods (Horus, Osiris, Odin) and Monsters, 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, Aces High and more.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, is an action-packed, free-to-play mobile game available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Download here.
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Founded in 2016, Navigator Games is home to a dynamic and enthusiastic team of video game developers based out of Vancouver, Canada. The studio’s mission is to create truly unique and engaging video games that push the boundaries. This talented team is built upon a wealth of experience accumulated from Activision, EA Games, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Disney, GREE, Radical, Hothead, Acronym, Capcom & IUGO. Their main title, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, celebrated its 5th Anniversary in July 2021.
ABOUT IRON MAIDEN: LEGACY OF THE BEAST
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast first launched in 2016. Players battle as Eddie, Iron Maiden’s famed undead mascot, in his many forms across amazing worlds inspired by Iron Maiden's rich imagery and music. Eddie’s quest to gather the pieces of his fragmented soul sees him fighting legions of unrelenting enemies and teaming up with powerful heroes pulled straight from Iron Maiden lore. Iron Maiden is intimately involved in character creation and story content, ensuring everything lives up to the Maiden name and brings their vision to life.
The game also features monthly dungeons and special events where players can participate to earn rare rewards and new characters based on Maiden songs or themes. These have included the demon-infested Infernal Dungeon, Halloween Dungeons such as Dracula’s Castle, and the foreboding Raven’s Altar guarded by the fearsome Raven Witch. November 2020 featured a major event - Limbo of Lost Souls - which launched with Iron Maiden’s latest live album ‘Nights of the Dead “Legacy of the Beast” Live in Mexico City’. The event featured a Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) themed dungeon, and introduced Day of the Dead Eddie, a new character ripped right from the album cover!
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast has been #1 mobile RPG in multiple markets, with over 4 million players worldwide having downloaded the game to do battle against the Beast and his Hordes! In 2018 the band launched the “Legacy of the Beast” stadium tour in Europe, The 'Legacy of the Beast’ tour stage set featured worlds and characters from the game. Following the monumental success of the European & US tours in 2018 & 2019 across 82 dates, Iron Maiden plans to hit the stage in 2022 and revisit the ‘Legacy of the Beast’ World Tour.
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GRAMMY Award winning Swedish rock band Ghost have elevated themselves to one of the most esteemed and celebrated musical acts in the world today. Three consecutive #1 Active Rock radio singles; debuting at #1 (Rock) + #3 (Top 200) on the Billboard album charts; accumulating well over a Billion streams; headlining arena tours (including sold out shows at The Forum in L.A. + Barclays Center in Brooklyn NYC), touring 3 continents over 5 years with Iron Maiden, opening stadium shows for Metallica, and gracing magazine covers and television screens the world over... these are just a few facets of the Ghost mosaic. The band's consistent challenging of boundaries of song craft and theatricality continues to grow formidable and fiercely passionate legions of supporters amongst the public and the media alike. Ghost’s occasionally dark lyrical content is always balanced by a keen melodic edge, as brandished on their infectious new single "Hunter's Moon". The single is featured as the end credit song in the upcoming installment of the horror film franchise, Halloween Kills, and is off to a blistering start (3M streams in its 1st week, #1 Most Added Active Rock Radio, #26 Trending Youtube, and more!). Coupled with the annou
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