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Hail to the King: Deathbat is a hard rock RPG from Avenged Sevenfold

Hail to the King: Deathbat is a hard rock RPG from Avenged Sevenfold

July 22, 2014

Avenged Sevenfold, the U.S. heavy metal band, is bringing a brand new iOS application called Hail to the King: Deathbat to the App Store.

In the role-playing game (RPG), which is based loosely on Avenged Sevenfold’s music, iOS device owners are able to immerse themselves in the story of Deathbat: “a resurrected King of the Underworld who is tasked with reclaiming the lands of Haides from the despotic Dark Andronikos,” according to TouchArcade.

The publication continues:

Gameplay centralizes around combat that feels vaguely God of War-ish in that you can do a normal melee attack as well as magical attacks and both can be customized with a huge library of swords and spells to eventually unlock.

Despite coming from Avenged Sevenfold, however, TouchArcade adds that gamers who aren’t familiar with the band will be able to enjoy the app, too: “it’s been intentionally designed to just be a fun, hardcore, premium mobile game dripping with a heavy metal theme,” the website adds, and that’s good enough for us.

The app’s in-game music is also impressive (for a preview, call by SoundCloud), and the game will be a premium title, too – meaning no in-app purchases (IAPs) should feature in the title.

So far, no firm release date has been announced for Hail to the King: Deathbad, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear more.

In the meantime, check out the below trailer for the game:

If you can’t see the above video, please click this link.

See also: Rovio updates original Angry Birds game with bonus episode featuring fan-favorite levels, Chess meets zombies in the upcoming Kings & Corpses for iOS, and Preorders for Apple’s ‘iPhone 6’ are now being offered by online sellers in China.

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