Iron Maiden have announced a new role-playing video game.
The heavy metal band have teamed up with Roadhouse Interactive and 50cc Games to create 'Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast', an action-packed, free-to-play RPG steeped in Iron Maiden mythology.
Players take on the role of the band's mascot, Eddie, in his many forms and explore new worlds, travel through time, and battle a cast of dramatic characters drawn from the expansive catalogue of Maiden's albums and art.
The soundtrack has been curated from the band's impressive back catalogue.
James Hursthouse, CEO of Roadhouse Interactive said: "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. With this game we're creating an outstanding RPG that will appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering Maiden for the first time."
Founding member and bass player Steve Harris added: "We know many of our fans are gamers and we have long thought that Eddie and Maiden's music and imagery would be perfect for this. It's something we have been looking at revisiting since Ed Hunter way back in 1999. Now in 2016 it can all be done on a smartphone so it makes it even more accessible for Maiden fans everywhere and also all the gamers out there."
And band manager Rod Smallwood said: "A game with tons of Maiden history, a load of unheard performances, and a chance to make your own Eddie army thanks to a world class Maiden-mad gaming company - now that's something I'm very excited about and I'm pretty sure our fans will be too. Thank you Roadhouse!"
'Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast' will launch this summer.