Iron Maiden role-playing game will rock onto the iPhone and iPad later this summer

Fans of fantasy role-playing games and the British rock group Iron Maiden should be very happy later in 2016. Developer Roadhouse Interactive is working with the band to launch Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, an upcoming free-to-play RPG that will be released for iOS and Android this summer.

Here's a quick summary of what the game will be like:

Developed in close collaboration with Iron Maiden's management, players take on the role of the band's iconic mascot, Eddie, in his many forms – each with unique abilities. Players explore new worlds, travel through time, and battle a cast of dramatic and engaging characters drawn from the expansive catalogue of Maiden's albums and art. Gameplay is enhanced with a soundtrack using songs spanning the band's entire career, including previously unheard live recordings of Iron Maiden classics adapted for the game by engineer Tony Newton under the close scrutiny of bassist and founding member Steve Harris.

Iron Maiden will follow in the footsteps of another hard rock band, Avenged Sevenfold, who released their own mobile game, Hail to the King: Deathbat, in 2014.

Source: Roadhouse Interactive

John Callaham

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