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There’s an Iron Maiden RPG coming

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Iron Maiden will soon be touring South Africa, and despite being a bit of a Maiden fan, I’ve not secured myself tickets. The reason for that, probably, is that I’m old and grumpy, and the thought of being in an arena with old metalheads and all of their leather jackets and crusty denims makes me want to gag – but I digress.

There’s little better than a bit of classic Iron Maiden after a long day, so I was quite happy to get an email saying there was an Iron Maiden game on the way. It’s not the first one, mind you. In 1999 Iron Maiden released a game that shipped alongside Ed Hunter. It was a (terrible) first person shooter. This new one though? It’s an RPG.

Before you get excited though, be warned that it is a mobile RPG – and it’s also free to play.

The game is being handled by Roadhouse Interactive and 50CC Games, with a bit of input from Iron Maiden themselves.

“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,” said Roadhouse’s Hursthouse. “With this game we’re creating an outstanding RPG that will appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering Maiden for the first time.”

Naturally, you’ll play Legacy of the Beast as perpetual Maiden mascot Eddie, who has many forms, each with matching unique abilities.

The soundtrack will utilise Iron Maiden songs, and feature previously unheard live recording adapted to suit the game.

“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,” said bassist Steve Harris. “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.”

I’ll give it a fair chance, but news that it’s a mobile RPG has quite honestly made me want to run for the hills. If you really want an underappreciated game about Rock music, perhaps give Brutal Legend another go?

Last Updated: January 19, 2016

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  1. Original Heretic

    January 19, 2016 at 08:10

    Arrrgh! I got all excited and then I see it’s mobile. I wanted the best of the BEAST at my fingertips!


  2. Hammersteyn

    January 19, 2016 at 08:11

    Le shite… I mean sigh


    • Ir0nseraph

      January 19, 2016 at 08:27

      Iron Maiden and Mobile game , I could have lived a good life without seeing that in the same sentence.


  3. The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

    January 19, 2016 at 08:13

    Speaking of mobile, I finally got around to playing Fallout Shelter


    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      January 19, 2016 at 08:34

      I still need to check it out, but it doesn’t want to work on my tablet for some reason.
      My phone is for calling and forgetting it at other people’s homes, so I’m not seeing me playing it anytime soon.


  4. PoisonedBelial

    January 19, 2016 at 08:19

    Iron “Meh”den…


    • Hammersteyn

      January 19, 2016 at 08:34

      haha this!


    • Mossel

      January 19, 2016 at 08:41

      Oh no you didn’t!


      • PoisonedBelial

        January 19, 2016 at 09:00

        Yea I did… 😛

        Just not much of a power metal/trad metal fan.
        I prefer my metal more… angry?


        • Mossel

          January 19, 2016 at 09:02

          haha! Fair enough. Love me some angry metal as well.
          I just feel the guitars haven’t really improved since the 70s/80s. All new bands use the same type of riffs that these legends came up with.


          • PoisonedBelial

            January 19, 2016 at 10:19

            Totally agree there.
            Thank shit they are not as generic as all the pop crap on the radio.

            That said…

        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          January 19, 2016 at 09:03

          A metal fan is a metal fan, so I’m okay with this 🙂


  5. Captain JJ 'saurus

    January 19, 2016 at 08:33

    You had me at Iron Maiden and you shattered my heart with “mobile”
    No thanks. I choose life.


  6. Mossel

    January 19, 2016 at 08:42

    Can’t wait to see these guys jamming! Going to be so sick!


    • Jan Prins

      January 19, 2016 at 15:04

      My Oupa is super excited! Even went searching for his Iron Maiden T-shirt. His room at the old age home is now plastered with Iron Maiden posters.


  7. SargonTheRebornBatpanda

    January 19, 2016 at 15:16



  8. SargonTheRebornBatpanda

    January 19, 2016 at 15:16

    Also. Well played on that “run to the hills” reference. 😉


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