Official press release:
Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game is excited to announce a major in-game collaboration, this time with American multi-platinum Powerhouse, Five Finger Death Punch!
Following several successful collaborations last year, 2022 started with Legacy of the Beast teaming up with Disturbed, Powerwolf, Arch Enemy, and now Five Finger Death Punch! Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast wanted a character that would fit perfectly into a story with Magma Beast Eddie, a scheming denizen of Hell itself, born of fire and darkness. This Eddie was released as a special edition of Beast Eddie, uniquely created for Legacy of the Beast during Maiden’s 2019 leg of the tour & will herald Maiden’s return to the Americas for 29 shows on August 27th in Curitiba, Brazil and concluding in Tampa, Florida two months later on October 27th.
This exciting collaboration is a dungeon event called ‘Afterlife’ inspired by Five Finger Death Punch’s forthcoming ninth studio album (out 8/19) & Knucklehead, 5FDP’s iconic mascot featured on many of their album covers.
The week-long event will take fans and players on a journey with Magma Beast Eddie and Knucklehead, a fierce warrior and a brutally efficient combatant who also guards the gate to Purgatory. As civil war wages in Hell, demons and devil-kin pour out to take advantage of the chaos. The gate to Purgatory, the most exposed entrance to Hell, is overrun. Even a powerful warrior such as Knucklehead has his limits, and as the demons escape through the gate, a mysterious new individual makes his presence known, offering assistance – but at what cost?
Meet Knucklehead Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 at 5 pm PT in Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast mobile game during the Afterlife Dungeon Event.
When asked about Knucklehead and Magma Beast Eddie teaming up in Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast game, Zoltan Bathory, founder and guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch said:
“You know, it’s an unexpected and impossible dream for me & my band that my childhood heroes – in this moment in life … are being let into the beautiful landscape of the game,” Zoltan continued by exclaiming, “to me Iron Maiden was the band that got me into heavy metal and slung me onto the path of my musical journey …Iron Maiden created a metal community when we were growing up – it was a brotherhood, and with this game, they’re doing it again because they’re bringing together all of these bands, and their mascots and it has this feeling of community. To me, that was very important about what got me interested in the genre in the first place.”
Will Moore, CEO Navigator Games said
“For over a year we have wanted to collaborate with Five Finger Death Punch and create Knucklehead as a playable character in the game. Knucklehead is one of the fiercest metal mascots and the perfect accomplice to join Eddie in battle against the hordes of demons as they try to escape Hell. We had an awesome time working with Zoltan on the Afterlife Dungeon concept and are excited to finally be able to invite fans to experience it.”
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 Knucklehead character for FREE from our newest login calendar starting Tuesday, July 12th. Log in any 7 days between July 12th and August 11th to earn awesome daily rewards including Knucklehead himself 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.
For more information please visit – http://www.IronMaidenLegacy.com