In September 2022, Legacy of the Beast had another major in-game collaboration, this time with Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation!
Introducing Genesis! A bio-synthetic marvel born of forgotten technologies, Genesis disrupts enemy teams while protecting her team from negative effects. The design for this character was inspired by the cover art of the Within Temptation single, “Shed my Skin.”
Learn more about this collaboration and see Within Temptation discuss Iron Maiden, the game and more in the video below!
This week-long event will take fans and players on a journey with Different World Eddie and Genesis, who’s now been woven into the Legacy of the Beast lore, as mother of the Different World.
Genesis has remained in isolation for thousands of years and through a network of caretakers- she has recently become aware of the instability that has overtaken her home. Now she sets off to find the root of the issue. Now Genesis, moving towards a stronghold of the Different World Machine God, runs into Different World Eddie – a shard of the Eternal who has adopted the Different World philosophy. Together will they breach the Machine God’s forces and stamp out a small part of the hivemind’s plan?
A bio-synthetic marvel born of forgotten technologies, Genesis disrupts enemy teams while protecting her team from negative effects.
The design for this character was inspired by the cover art of the Within Temptation single, “Shed my Skin.”
Players were able to earn Genesis for free by logging in for 7 days over the course of a month. Take a look at the free calendar below!
Players got a look at Genesis in action during The Purge dungeon event. This dungeon was available from September 19-26th and was inspired by Within Temptation’s 2020 single of the same name. The event story line is also inspired by the lyrics, themes and imagery of the Iron Maiden track ‘Different World’, as well as the 2006 music video.
This dungeon design was inspired by dystopian Brutalist architecture, HR Giger, The Matrix and Blade Runner. Modeled in Maya, super charged by the Diffusion Rendering AI output of Midjourney, exported to Unity and lit with our own in house rendering and lighting engine.
The Purge featured a Within Temptation themed script, and 4 difficulty settings with epic rewards. Different World Eddie leads Genesis into battle against the Different World Machine God who is hell bent on assimilating any lifeform that refuses to conform to his world view