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There's a new Iron Maiden RPG

Really.

In 1999 Iron Maiden released an album and video game of the same name: Ed Hunter. Now, 17 years later, the band's back with a new game.

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Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast is described as an "action-packed, free-to-play RPG steeped in Iron Maiden mythology". It's due out this summer for iOS and Android devices.

It's the work of Roadhouse Interactive and 50CC Games. And Iron Maiden. Roadhouse made Warhammer 40,000: Carnage and Food Battle: The Game for YouTube comedy act SMOSH. It's worked with Iron Maiden's people, who granted the team "unparalleled access" to the vaults.

"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 boss James 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."

As in Ed Hunter, in Legacy of the Beast you play Iron Maiden mascot Eddie, who has many forms, each with unique abilities. You can also travel through time.

The soundtrack uses Iron Maiden songs, and includes previously unheard live recordings adapted for 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."

There's no footage of the new game, so why not watch a video of Ed Hunter instead? WARNING: Turn your speakers down.

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