Avenged Sevenfold Unveil New Trailer + Release Date for ‘Deathbat’ Video Game
Along with unveiling a new trailer (watch above), Avenged Sevenfold have announced Oct. 16 as the release date for their mobile video game 'Hail To the King: Deathbat.' It will be available via the App Store and on Google Play.
As previously announced, the band’s late drummer, Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan, will be included as part of the game. Frontman M. Shadows says, “With the blessing of his parents, we put The Rev in the game. Once you unlock his character, you can use him as your comrade to help you through the levels.”
You can listen to a preview of the game's soundtrack in the player below. Shadows spoke with Loudwire about the music in 'Deathbat,' saying, "We’ve been trying to downplay the music part because with the way our band sounds we don’t expect even half of our fans to get it or to understand it. It’s purely throwback video game music. A lot of 8-bit sounds but a lot of instrumentals. We made songs that reminded us of our youth playing ‘Castlevania’ or ‘Mario Brothers,’ ‘Zelda.’"
Shadows continues, "So we made nine songs, which are original songs that we put together. They’ll be in the game. I’m sure we’ll do some sort of packaging where you can buy those songs with ‘Hail to the King’ or whatever. Or you can just play the game and listen to them. There’s nine songs, but we’re trying to downplay it. I don’t want everyone to think nine new songs, then they hear it and it’s a bunch of digital music."
Listen To Preview of 'Hail To the King: Deathbat' Soundtrack