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  IRON MAIDEN'S EDDIE INVADES ANGRY BIRDS EVOLUTION
16th October 2017



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Angry Birds are paying tribute to Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden with an epic Halloween collaboration in Angry Birds Evolution.

Maiden's iconic mascot, Eddie, will be a special playable character, 'Eddie The Bird', in Angry Birds Evolution this Halloween season.

Miika Tams, VP Games and Product Lead for Angry Birds Evolution told us:

"Our team is filled with massive Iron Maiden fans and Eddie was both our first choice and a natural fit in Angry Birds Evolution.

"It's about time his status as a true rock icon was celebrated and we know that fans will love seeing Eddie The Bird raise hell on Bird Island!"

Players can crank up their Angry Birds Evolution team this Wednesday, October 18th, during a special two-week character event for the most Metal Halloween ever. Players who successfully recruit Eddie The Bird to their team during that time will be able to keep him forever.

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Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management, adds:

"When you get a call from Rovio, one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world confessing that they are Maiden fans and want to celebrate Halloween with Eddie you just have to take notice.

"They have outdone themselves with this incredible tribute to Maiden and the opportunity to share the band's music with their millions of players around the world. I really can't wait to play him and skittle those pigs!"

To celebrate Eddie The Bird's arrival in a big way, there will be four evolutions of the character to represent different albums from Iron Maiden's storied history. In addition, the Bird Island will be transformed into a Halloween themed Heavy Metal oasis with a land full of hair-raising and loving tributes to Eddie, Iron Maiden and the Heavy Metal universe.

Rovio is also planning to offer fans some exclusive 'Eddie The Bird' merchandise, made available for a limited time during this unique event.

Finally, look out for 'Eddie The Bird' migrating to Iron Maiden's own 'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast' mobile RPG in 2018.

IRON MAIDEN 'LEGACY OF THE BEAST' COMIC BOOK SERIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

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Iron Maiden's first ever official comic book series is now available at comic book retailers everywhere.

You can order yours right here.

'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast' comes from leading US science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Heavy Metal Publishing and is based on Maiden's hit mobile role playing game, 'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast', where players battle as Eddie across the many worlds of Iron Maiden's discography, from the ancient sands of Powerslave to the far flung future of The Final Frontier.

Comprising five fantastic issues, with an overarching narrative and incredible illustrations, 'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast' is written by Llexi Leon and Ian Edginton, with art from Kevin J West, Jason Gorder and Santi Casas. The first issue went on sale worldwide from comic retailers everywhere on October 11th, and is available to order online now right here.

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The comic book series expands on the video game narrative. As dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie's immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos – leaving a weakened, primal Eddie to battle across space and time facing off against the twisted legions of The Beast, seeking out the lost shards of his soul, and bringing order to the realms. With each victory, and with the aid of old friends, Eddie will restore his fearsome powers as he draws ever closer to facing the Unholy foe behind his fall... and thwarting a plot to unravel all of creation.

Jeff Krelitz, CEO of Heavy Metal says:

"As a lifelong fan of Iron Maiden, it is a privilege to publish the first official comic giving a narrative to their iconic mascot, Eddie. Heavy Metal's near half-century-long history of either working with or launching the careers of only the most accomplished artists continues here with the amazing team Iron Maiden has working on this series."

Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management says:

"After forty years of unbridled creativity, innovation, and attitude, Heavy Metal has always been a home to the greatest talent in sequential storytelling and fantasy art. With a natural affiliation to the heavy music genre, it's a nexus point for counter culture and alternative arts. I can think of no better partner to explore Iron Maiden's Mythology and expand the Legacy Of The Beast!"

You can order your copy online right here and get all the action delivered through your mailbox.









 


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