Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ Video Game features Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IV
Iron Maiden have been collaborating with other metal artists in their free-to-play mobile video game 'Legacy Of The Beast' and now Ghost is playing! Ghost's current front persona Papa Emeritus IV is now appearing in the game dubbed 'Mascarade Diabolique'. That event will end on November 12th at 7:00pm EDT. Past 'Legacy Of The Beast' collaborations include Amon Amarth and Lacuna Coil.
An official press release said of the collaboration:
"The game's Mascarade Diabolique event is an ode to both bands' lore taking its broad themes from the cover of Iron Maiden's 2003 album "Dance of Death" and the video for Ghost's 2018 song, 'Dance Macabre,'. In this new 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. That is a cool thing, both very humbling and flattering." - Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge