Back in 1982, the Rock Band Journey was a force to be reckoned with and while their record sales were stratospheric, they blew people’s minds when they became the stars of their own action adventure game for the Atari gaming system. It was not a common thing but then again neither were video games way back in those days and now as we fast forward to the today, we find the mighty Judas Priest entering the gaming realm with an exciting new game called “Judas Priest: The Road To Valhalla”. Check out the press release and some provided images below.
The Press Release:
Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest announced today that “Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla,” a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store. Game download link to App Store here: http://apple.co/2uG3i3n
The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs “Halls of Valhalla,” “Breaking the Law”, “Turbo Lover”, “Electric Eye”, and “Painkiller” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”
“Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla” innovates by making isolated song stems (eg drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 ‘Battle Cry’ album available to players exclusively within the game. Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill “stem meters” to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.
“When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience” said Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game. “For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog.”
Check Out The Video Trailer:
“Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla” is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio.
“Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road To Valhalla…..? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla…?”
Have a blast and enjoy!
Rob, Glenn, Richie, Ian and Scott
About Judas Priest: There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40 year career – originally formed during the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest is responsible for some of the genre’s most influential and landmark albums (1980’s ‘British Steel,’ 1982’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ 1990’s ‘Painkiller,’etc.) and for decades have been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy metal genre including an iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985 – they also brought metal to the masses by their appearance on American Idol in 2011 – plus Judas Priest were one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and was eventually embraced by metal fans throughout the world! And soon, the worlds of metal and gaming will collide head-on, with the groundbreaking new game, ‘Road to Valhalla’!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I brought up the Journey game in my intro based on it being such an uncommon thing back in those days but now we have tons of bands on pinball machines and quite a few delving into the mobile games as well. Many fans have been enjoying the Iron Maiden game on their devices for about a year now and I even gave that a go myself. I don’t play a lot of games so it was a quick install and then removal since I spend a whole lot of time on my phone doing the regular stuff. “The Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla” game looks like it might be fun but for the time being this is only on iTunes which I do NOT use as I’ve an Android phone. Whenever we get our own version I will surely give it a go and let you know what I think. You readers with iPhones and iPads don’t have to wait at all and can download this game now and chime in with your thoughts down in the comments section below. I look at it like this. It’s far better to play a game featuring the music of Judas Priest than to endlessly scroll through the various nonsense fleeting by on Facebook.
Official Website: http://www.judaspriest.com