Monday, September 19th, 2022 – Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game is excited to announce another major in-game collaboration, this time with Dutch symphonic metal band, Within Temptation!
Following several successful collaborations last year, in 2022 Legacy of the Beast have teamed up with Disturbed, Powerwolf, Arch Enemy, Five Finger Death Punch and now touring partners, Within Temptation, who will be joining Iron Maiden on the second leg of their US tour in October 2022.
This exciting collaboration has culminated in a dungeon event called ‘The Purge’ inspired by Within Temptation’s 2020 single of the same name and a newly created character, Genesis. In this new storyline, Genesis teams up with the Different World iteration of Eddie – who was inspired by the lyrics, themes and imagery of Iron Maiden’s 2006 track ‘Different World’ and the subsequent music video. This week-long event will take fans and players on a journey with Different World Eddie and Genesis, who’s now been woven into the Legacy of the Beast lore, as mother of the Different World.
Genesis has remained in isolation for thousands of years and through a network of caretakers- she has recently become aware of the instability that has overtaken her home. Now she sets off to find the root of the issue. Now Genesis, moving towards a stronghold of the Different World Machine God, runs into Different World Eddie – a shard of the Eternal who has adopted the Different World philosophy. Together will they breach the Machine God’s forces and stamp out a small part of the hivemind’s plan? Meet Genesis today, Monday, September 19th, 2022 at 5 pm PT in ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast’ mobile game during The Purge Dungeon Event.
When asked about Genesis and Different World Eddie teaming up in Iron Maidens Legacy of the Beast game, Sharon den Adel, the lead vocalist and one of the main songwriters of Within Temptation said
“If I listen to Iron Maiden, I feel like I’m on an adventure and I’m traveling through time. Eddie is my tour guide and with Eddie and Genesis teaming up.. That’s the best thing ever! Aren’t they a cute couple?!” Sharon continued by explaining how a piece of artwork evolved into a playable character in a game, “Genesis, for us, is not only a symbol of an evolution of life, but also a symbol for the wars within the mind and the wars with the outside world. We think it’s so cool that she previously was only a piece of artwork for us. She was an inspiration for several things we were doing, but now coming to life in this game: it’s a surreal thing to see.. It’s a whole new level! It turned out so awesome, so check it out!”
Will Moore CEO Navigator Games said
“The lyrics, imagery and video for Maiden’s 2006 track ‘Different World’ inspired this incredible multi-level dungeon. We started collaborating with Within Temptation as soon as they were announced as a special guest for Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast USA tour. Together we have developed their mascot into the awesome playable character ‘Genesis’. We can’t wait to share this special in-game event with the fans to celebrate the US tour”
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 Genesis character for FREE from our newest login calendar startingtoday Monday, September 19th. Log in any 7 days between September 19th and October 18th to earn awesome daily rewards including Genesis herself on the 7th day!
Over the years the game has expanded to include 42 dungeons and 6 story worlds, from the pits of Hell, Ancient Egypt, and World War II to the far future, with hundreds of characters including over 100 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 close to 60 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
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, recently celebrated its 6th Anniversary on July 5th, 2022.
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 #1 mobile RPG in multiple markets, with over 4.5 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 is currently on the 2022 North American leg of the tour and will be sharing the stage with Within Temptation on the remainder of the October Legacy of the Beast World Tour dates.
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ABOUT WITHIN TEMPTATION
Legendary leaders of dark anthemic music, with a career spanning two decades and with 7 studio albums under their belt – Enter , Mother Earth , The Silent Force , The Heart of Everything , The Unforgiving , Hydra  and RESIST : all accounting for more than 4 million record sales to their name – are a genuine force to be reckoned with. Simply, one of the world’s most successful heavy rock groups.
These past years Within Temptation has shifted its focus from releasing albums to releasing a series of singles, enabling the band members to indulge themselves into their creative processes with no production or time restraint and release new music within a heartbeat, resulting in both the band and fans always being on the forefront of newly inspired music. Over the course of three years, the band released “Entertain You“, “The Purge“, “Shed My Skin” and “Don’t Pray For Me”, singles that all peaked in the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts and topped the official German charts. The band’s work has received numerous international awards, including a World Music Award, MTV Europe Music Awards, a Metal Hammer Award and many more, as well as millions of streams on their hit songs such as breakthrough song ‘Ice Queen’, ‘Paradise ‘(What About Us?)’ (feat. Tarja) and their last collaboration with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach for ‘The Reckoning’.
Within Temptation has previously headlined all the major festivals in Europe – Download, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Graspop and Woodstock Poland amongst other major events. During the lockdown, the band has achieved great success with their virtual event ‘The Aftermath‘ – a spectacular online show that, thanks to the very latest technology, allows the band to stretch the boundaries of reality. 2022 is set to be a promising year for Within Temptation. After a filled-up festival season, the Dutch band will embark on their American tour with the legendary Iron Maiden, appearing as their special guests during the second leg of the tour. In November/December 2022, the Dutch band will kick off their “WORLDS COLLIDE TOUR” – a massive European co-headline tour together with Evanescence. The bands will tour Europe’s most important venues, including The O2 in London, Accorhotels Arena in Paris, and Ziggo Dome in the Netherlands.