Heavy metal band Iron Maiden are making a mobile game.

Called 'Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast', the game is described as a free-to-play "action-packed" RPG that will see players take on the role of the band's mascot Eddie, as he travels through time to explore new worlds while battling against characters featured on Iron Maiden's album covers.

The game is being developed "in close collaboration with Iron Maiden's management" by Roadhouse Interactive, the Canadian developer responsible for Red Bull Air Race The Game and mobile mountain bike title Bike Unchained.

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"We always thought Maiden's music and imagery with Eddie could be perfect for gaming and it's something we have been looking at doing again since Ed Hunter in 1999," said the band's bassist Steve Harris. "Now in 2016 it can all be done on a smartphone which makes it even more accessible for all our fans and also all the gamers out there."

The game will be available on iOS and Android this summer.

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