Iron Maiden launch 'Final Frontier' online game

With Iron Maiden's album The Final Frontier coming 16 August, the band have now launched an online game version bound to keep their multitude of fans busy while they wait for the disc to drop (and long after).

In the game, Iron Maiden are about to play their first intergalactic concert. Just one problem: they've been attacked by space pirates.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to pilot the space shuttle Ed Force One and retrieve as much of the groups gear as you can from various, far-flung corners of the galaxy. (We've tried it, by the way, and it's a hoot! Of course, we have yet to make it through all five levels...)

You can access Iron Maiden's The Final Frontier: The Game right here. And in the meantime, be sure to check out our extensive track-by-track review of the album The Final Frontier. Then check out our wild, shocking and comprehensive photo gallery of Iron Maiden artwork through the years.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.