Ghost Announce In-Game Collaboration with Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Mobile Game

It’s hard to imagine any metal band as popular and massive as British legends Iron Maiden. But in a few short years, Swedish occult rockers Ghost have certainly become contenders with their brand of palatable satanic metal. So it’s unsurprising, if exciting, to learn that Ghost have been announced as the latest band to take part in an in-game collaboration with Iron Maiden’s popular Legacy of the Beast mobile game.

According to the game’s official storyline, “Eddie and Papa Emeritus IV are both invited to a mysterious party in Transylvania (taken from the intro to A Dance Macabre & also surely a nod to the first Maiden instrumental track of the same name on their debut album!) They soon discover that things are getting out of hand, even faster than usual, as a sinister force has mastered the power to mimic the un-bindable will of the sentient powers of free will and individuality, in an effort to bind them to its control. Together they must fight through the hordes of mind-controlled revelers to confront the corrupted mimic, Cardinal Immortus, an evil clone of Papa Emeritus.”

“I’m happy to see that my creature is being led into [Maiden’s] world,” says Ghost’s Papa Emeritus. “That is a cool thing, both very humbling and flattering.”

Check out a video preview of the collaboration below:

Fans can check out Legacy of the Beast via the game’s website.

Meanwhile, Ghost can be caught live at one of the following dates on their upcoming tour with Volbeat:

Jan. 25 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
Jan. 27 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Jan. 28 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
Jan. 29 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 31 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
Feb. 02 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Feb. 04 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Feb. 05 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Feb. 07 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Feb. 08 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
Feb. 10 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Feb. 11 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
Feb. 12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Feb. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
Feb. 15 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
Feb. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Feb. 18 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Feb. 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Feb. 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Feb. 21 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Feb. 23 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
Feb. 25 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Feb. 26 – Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum
Feb. 28 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
Mar. 01 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Mar. 03 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

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Words by Chris Krovatin