Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest announced today that “Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla,” a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is out now on the App Store here.
The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs “Halls of Valhalla,” “Breaking the Law”, “Turbo Lover”, “Electric Eye”, and “Painkiller” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.” watch the trailer on VEVO.
Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla innovates by making isolated song stems (eg drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 ‘Battle Cry’ album available to players exclusively within the game. Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill “stem meters” to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.
“When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience” said Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game. “For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalogue.”
“Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla” is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio.
“Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road To Valhalla.....? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla...?”
Have a blast and enjoy!
Rob, Glenn, Richie, Ian and Scott
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, the action‐packed, free‐to‐play mobile game where players take on
the role of the band’s iconic mascot, Eddie. Available from today for iOS and Android devices, the teams at Nodding Frog, 50cc Games and Roadhouse Interactive have created a new and unique gaming experience in close collaboration with the band and its management team, Phantom Music Management.
The game is set in a visually stunning universe, comprised of an ever expanding series of worlds
derived from Iron Maiden's music and art. Fans of the band and RPG gamers alike will battle and
strategize as Eddie and his allies. Inspired by themes from the songs, and set against a powerful and
atmospheric Maiden soundtrack, players will journey on epic quests to reclaim the shards of Eddie’s
shattered soul as he faces his most challenging adversaries.
James Hursthouse, CEO of Roadhouse Interactive comments, “As a lifelong Maiden fan, I am exceptionally proud of Legacy of the Beast and excited to launch it globally. It has been a privilege to
work so closely with Maiden and their management. With this game I believe that we have created an
outstanding, authentic RPG experience to appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering the band for the first time.”
Steve Harris, Bassist and founder member of Iron Maiden comments, “We've always wanted to make
a quality Maiden mobile game as we think the combination of Eddie and the music is so well suited ‐
and it’s a great way to get our music out to a new audience! When the opportunity arose to make a
mobile game which our fans, along with hopefully a lot of the gaming community, can play pretty well
anywhere in the world, and download for free at that, we jumped at it. The whole band visited
Roadhouse while touring through Vancouver back in April and we were so impressed by the creativity,
enthusiasm and passion of the team there. Visually, the worlds and character designs do us proud and the music just ties it all together.”
Llexi Leon, Interactive Director of Phantom Music Management adds, “Eddie is constantly evolving;
he’s a globally recognizable character that resonates with fans of all ages, and has taken on a life of
his own beyond the album covers where he first appeared. This game gives players a chance to step
into Eddie’s world and experience an odyssey across space and time. In this incredible RPG adventure, we’re able to explore the origins of Eddie’s power and test the limit of his abilities, bringing new mechanics to the mobile RPG genre, and creating a truly unique gaming experience for everyone to enjoy."
In Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, players control Eddie’s destiny across a spectacularly diverse
array of worlds by travelling 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 will amass an army of powerful allies to battle alongside Eddie and face the onslaught of foes
hell‐bent on destroying him. Legions of unrelenting enemies are commanded by the Agents of Control, including The Beast, The Wicker Man, Horus and The Axis General, all drawn from the
expansive catalogue of Maiden’s albums and artwork.
The game offers over 40 different Talisman sets to choose from, which all add to characters’ vital abilities. With each battle, players will evolve their armies, take on ever‐increasing challenges to
reclaim the facets of Eddie’s soul, and ultimately defeat the Agents of Control. Gameplay is enhanced by a blistering soundtrack that features songs spanning the band's entire career. Players will hear rare, previously unheard live recordings of Iron Maiden classics adapted for the game under the close scrutiny of bassist and founding member Steve Harris.
The game is now available for free on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. For more information about
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, please visit www.ironmaidenlegacy.com
It started with a small idea from a small indie publisher but the Rogue Radio mod for Fallout 4 is currently under development and looking to be released cross platform in July.
Rogue Records America crossed over into the digital media of video games earlier in the year with their ARK Survival Evolved mod Thieves Island, loosely based off the San Francisco rock band Amongst Thieves but with this upcoming radio station mod Rogue Radio for Fallout 4, Rogue is planting a flag in the video game world and looking to expand its game side with this Fallout 4 mod.
Rogue Radio will be available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will be a mod that anyone with the game can download for free. Once downloaded, the players Pip Boy will have the Rogue Radio station in their Radio list playing the best heavy metal and hard rock. The radio station will feature all of Rogue's artists as well as many other National and Emerging artists.
"We saw that the opportunity was not only there for OUR artists, but we had room to add other artists. Bands we admire and bands who wanted a chance to increase their reach to hopefully obtain new fans," says a spokesman for the label.
The mod will feature 44 songs by 38 bands and have 2 DJ's each with their own style and playlist. Johnny Rogue is the 1st Dj, a survivor from the publisher (the actual real life internet mascot for the publisher) who has started to go insane and Fearless Jes Fama played by Jes Fama of the Radio Podcast Almost Fama.
The publisher will be posting in game footage of the development on its YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages if anyone wants to follow along on the progress and get a sneak peek.
The Bands on Rogue Radio (Bold = Rogue Records America artist)
Lies of Nazca
Black Crown Initiate
The Five Hundred
Humanity's Last Breath
Ghost in the Machine
A Mirror Hollow
All Hail the Yeti
The team at Rogue are hard at work putting the mod together and are hoping for a release in time for the 4th of July. "We are aiming for the 4th but we have to take a few things into consideration, like compatibility on all platforms. Testing is what will take the longest on here but we need to get it right so everyone can enjoy what we have done."
For more information on the ROGUE RADIO Fallout 4 mod, please visit Rogue's social sites.
Love is eternal. Or so you’ll discover in Sinclair Strange’s much anticipated new game, "I Want To Be Human", available now on Steam for £10.99 / €14.99 and coming to consoles later this year.
Join our vampire protagonist on her journey to break her and her boyfriend out of the clutches of hell. Packed with five worlds of crazy platforming action, a pulsing electro-punk soundtrack featuring Mindless Self Indulgence’s Jimmy Urine, and a whole load of exploding body parts, you’ll soon realise why "I Want To Be Human might" not be your average love story. And who knows, you might even set a new high ‘sgore’ (ahem) for the ages.
“Working with both Sinclair and Jimmy Urine has been an incredible experience,” said Martin Defries, Managing Director of Rising Star Games. “We can’t wait for PC gamers to sink their teeth into the game and we look forward to bringing "I Want To Be Human" to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One very soon.”
I Want To Be Human Key Features:
· Vampire Justice – Love, betrayal, and endless destruction, all drenched in pixelated gore that spans five different worlds
· Bullets for my Valentine – Use your trusty shotgun to take the fight to the flock – the ones who are responsible for turning your boyfriend into trendy headgear
· Tongue, meet cheek – Discover a world packed with off-the-wall dark humour and a unique art style that could only come from the mind of Sinclair Strange
Additional information about I Want to be Human and all Rising Star Games titles can be found on the official Rising Star Games website: www.risingstargames.com.
Rising Star Games is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalogue of over 120 titles. www.risingstargames.com
The new free game update for Rock Band™ 4 hits today as Harmonix also announces the details of the February downloadable content (DLC) that will be available for purchase. Looking ahead, Harmonix has created an exciting schedule of new artists, new tracks, and new features, as well as ongoing fixes that will be released regularly so that "Rock Band 4" remains the best possible experience for fans. As always, Harmonix remains committed to listening to the "Rock Band" community to identify the most sought-after updates.
The heart and soul of "Rock Band 4" is its phenomenal artist lineup and great tracks, and that Hall of Fame rotation just got bigger. Tomorrow’s new DLC will be available for £1.69 per track.
Available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on February 2, 2016:
More playable songs are scheduled to be available for purchase as DLC throughout the month. The list of artists is below, with specific tracks to be announced soon! New artists on tap for February include:
Additionally, Harmonix is constantly listening to its fans and responding with new updates to make "Rock Band 4" the ultimate experience. February’s free update includes:
Finally, Harmonix continues to address known leader board anomalies and exploits and has reset the leader board so that everyone starts rocking on a level new playing field.
Rock Band 4 is currently available for play on Xbox One, (which requires a legacy adapter to use legacy instruments) and has a suggested retail price of £69.99 including the legacy adapter. The PlayStation®4 version has a suggested retail price of £49.99.
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