Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game is excited to announce a major in-game collaboration, this time with Swedish extreme metal band, Arch Enemy!
Following successful collaborations last year, 2022 started with Legacy of the Beast teaming up with Disturbed and then Powerwolf and now Arch Enemy enters the fold.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast wanted a character that would fit perfectly into a story with Doomsday Eddie, a post-apocalyptic warrior whose portents of global annihilation went unheard (based on Iron Maiden’s classic track “2 Minutes to Midnight” from their legendary 1984 album Powerslave). The result of this collaboration is a week-long event called ‘Atomic Sunset’. The Queen Beast character is influenced by Arch Enemy’s upcoming single and video for “Sunset Over The Empire”, which will both be released soon, on May 20th. The single can be pre-ordered as a very limited 7inch and pre-saved on digital platforms here: https://archenemy.lnk.to/Deceivers
The week-long event will take fans and players on a journey with Eddie and Queen Beast, a regal warrior harnessing the fierce powers of wild animals, striking fear in the hearts of all who oppose her! As they walk through a post-war dystopian wasteland, society at large is witnessing the rise of a mutant species, a creature that is the product of the nuclear war. They are driven to destroy all of what is left of the natural world; human and animal kind. Queen Beast and her companion GreyClaw must work together with Doomsday Eddie to gather survivors and rebuild the community while fighting mutant henchmen. Future generations’ survival lies in their hands.
Meet Queen Beast Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at 5 pm PT in ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast’ mobile game during the Atomic Sunset Dungeon Event.
When asked about hearing Iron Maiden for the first time, Arch Enemy Bassist Sharlee D’Angelo said, “I first heard of Maiden through a compilation album called Metal for Muthas – then a couple of months later I saw them in concert and it blew me away because I’ve never seen a band with that kind of energy and musically it was just, like nothing I’ve ever heard before.”
Lead singer Alissa White-Gluz added, “I find that their stage performances and personas really inspire me too. I remember one of the first times I saw them (IM) perform and I saw Bruce Dickenson basically do a flying jump, over the monitors while singing and landing on his knees in front of the crowd – and I thought what an amazing frontman he is…running around on stage, no matter the song, keeping the notes – I knew that I wanted to be a front person who also puts on a super wild show like that!!”
Guitarist Michael Amott also shared his special Iron Maiden memories by saying, “We’re so lucky we got to tour with them a few times, seeing Eddie backstage and watching the inner workings of that whole setup is really inspirational, really showed you what’s possible.”
When asked about contributing to the creation of Queen Beast, Alissa noted, “We made sure to include elements of the entire band. We worked directly with the developers to make this character really special and unique that really symbolizes Arch Enemy. I think fans playing this game will have a fun time, also seeing AE lyrics in the script, in the storyline of the game and I’m curious to see who picks up on the little easter eggs we left in there.” Alissa continued, “It’s really exciting to see that AE will be fighting alongside Eddie and our character that we’ve developed Queen Beast along with her companion Greyclaw.” When asked about what Queen Beast symbolizes, Alissa proclaims, “strength, femininity, power and compassion! We really put a lot of detail into developing her attacks, the way she looks, the way she moves, and I think it’s gonna be a really fun element for people playing the game.”
Navigator Games CEO, Will Moore said, “Arch Enemy are quite possibly one of the best and most-talked about death metal bands on the planet. They have also joined Iron Maiden on tour numerous times, so this collaboration has been on our wish-list for ages. We can’t wait to unleash the Queen Beast character into the game on May 12th.”
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.
Players can earn the Queen Beast character for FREE from our newest login calendar starting Thursday, May 12th. Log in any 7 days between May 12th and June 11th to earn awesome daily rewards including Queen Beast herself on the 7th day!
Over the years the game has expanded to include 25 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.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast & Arch Enemy Collab – Meet Queen Beast! – YouTube
Watch: Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast Trailer For Atomic Sunset Event
ABOUT NAVIGATOR GAMES:
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. Its 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 the #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 this year with the ‘Legacy of the Beast’ 2022 World Tour.
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ABOUT ARCH ENEMY
On July 29th, extreme metal masters Arch Enemy will release their 11th studio album, Deceivers, via Century Media Records. For a preview of the record, check out their current singles here:
The pre-order has started and copies of choice can be saved here: https://archenemy.lnk.to/Deceivers
Furthermore, Arch Enemy and Behemoth will tour Europe this autumn to co-headline “The European Siege 2022” tour with Carcass and Unto Others as special guests, after Arch Enemy appears at select summer festivals.
See below for all dates; tickets can be purchased at https://www.archenemy.net/
Arch Enemy 2022 festival dates
Aug. 6, 2022 – Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
Aug. 12, 2022 – Turku FI @ Knotfest
Aug. 14, 2022 – Kortrijk BE @ Alcatraz Festival
Aug. 17-20, 2022 – Dinkelsbuehl, DE @ Summer Breeze Festival
Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Sulingen, DE @ Reload Festival
“The European Siege 2022” tour dates
w/ Arch Enemy & Behemoth
+ special guests Carcass, Unto Others
Sept. 27, 2022 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
Sept. 29, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
Sept. 30, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
Oct. 1, 2022 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
Oct. 2, 2022 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Oct. 4, 2022 – Paris, FR @ Le Zénith
Oct. 5, 2022 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
Oct. 7, 2022 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseu de Lisboa
Oct. 8, 2022 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre
Oct. 9, 2022 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
Oct. 11, 2022 – Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant
Oct. 12, 2022 – Milano, IT @ Alcatraz
Oct. 14, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
Oct. 15, 2022 – Prague, CZ @ Tipsport Arena
Oct. 16, 2022 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra
Oct. 18, 2022 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
Oct. 19, 2022 – Katowice, PL @ Spodek
Oct. 21, 2022 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
Oct. 22, 2022 – Den Bosch, NL @ Mainstage Brabanthallen
Oct. 23, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
Oct. 25, 2022 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
Oct. 26, 2022 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
Oct. 28, 2022 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
Oct. 29, 2022 – Düsseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Oct. 30, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ edel-optics.de Arena
Oct. 31, 2022 – Gothenburg, SE @ Partille Arena
Nov. 2, 2022 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall
Nov. 4, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
Nov. 5, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum
Nov. 6, 2022 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
Arch Enemy line-up:
Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals
Michael Amott – Guitars
Jeff Loomis – Guitars
Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass
Daniel Erlandsson – Drums