October 17, 2017

Angry Birds gets a very special guest

Finnish game studio Rovio asked Iron Maiden's famous Eddie to join the bird gang.
Finnish game studio Rovio asked Iron Maiden's famous Eddie to join the bird gang.

Eddie, the iconic mascot of Iron Maiden, will be a special playable character Eddie the Bird in Angry Birds Evolution this Halloween season.

The visit is Rovio’s tribute to the heavy metal legends.

“Our team is filled with massive Iron Maiden fans and Eddie was both our first choice and a natural fit in Angry Birds Evolution,” says Miika Tams, VP games and product lead for the game. “It’s about time his status as a true worldwide rock icon was celebrated and we know that fans will love seeing Eddie the Bird raise hell on Bird Island!”

On 18 October, gamers can add a boost to their Angry Birds Evolution team for a two-week period. Those who manage to recruit Eddie the Bird to their team will be able to keep him forever.

Eddie the Bird will go through four evolutions to represent different albums from Iron Maiden’s past. The Bird Island will also be transformed into a “Halloween-themed heavy metal oasis”.

“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,” tells Llexi Leon, interactive creative director at Phantom Music Management. “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!”

Rovio is also planning to offer fans some exclusive Eddie the Bird merchandise.

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