Iron Maiden are getting the video-game treatment this Halloween season. The band’s mascot, Eddie the Head, becomes “Eddie the Bird,” a playable character in the game’s latest update, Angry Birds Evolution.
Eddie — who has been featured on every Iron Maiden album cover, on singles, in much of their merchandise and in their live shows — will appear in the game for two weeks, beginning Oct. 18. Players who successfully recruit Eddie the Bird to their team during that time will be able to keep him forever.
Eddie the Bird will appear in four levels, each celebrating a different album in Iron Maiden’s catalog. During this time, Bird Island will also be transformed into a heavy metal oasis for Halloween, full of tributes to the band and genre.