Gameplay sees the user acting as the band’s mascot Eddie and battling across time and space to collect pieces of his shattered soul. The soundtrack is said to be made up of songs from throughout the band’s lengthy career and some live versions of Iron Maiden’s classics. The game will be available on iOS and Android mid-year and apparently features nods to real events in the band’s history. I wonder if there’ll be a level about the time lead singer Bruce Dickinson allegedly contracted tongue cancer from oral sex.
Bassist Steve Harris says, “We always thought Maiden’s music and imagery with Eddie could be perfect for gaming and it’s something we have been looking at doing again since Ed Hunter in 1999. Now in 2016 it can all be done on a smartphone which makes it even more accessible for all our fans and also all the gamers out there.” Ed Hunter was Iron Maiden’s first video game which was released alongside their greatest hits album of the same name.
If you think this game sounds kinda dumb and you’d rather just see these rock legends in action, they just kicked off a massive The Book of Souls world tour. In the coming months they will be touching down in 35 countries in their ‘Ed Force One’ branded jumbo jet.
Yep, that’s a 747 and lead singer Bruce Dickinson is the pilot.
Australian Tour Dates:
Wed, May 4: Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Supported by The Raven Age)
Fri, May 6: Allphones Arena, Sydney (Supported by The Raven Age)
Mon, May 9: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (Supported by The Raven Age)
Thur, May 12: Adelaide Entertainment Centre (Supported by The Raven Age)
Sat, May 14: Perth Arena (Supported by The Raven Age)
Buy tickets here
Images: Iron Maiden & Heavy Mag