Mindark, developer and operator of Virtual World Entropia Universe, announced today they are partnering with legendary metal band Motörhead to create Motörhead Stadium and Lemmy’s Castle within Entropia Universe (PC MMO). Lemmy of course, being frontman Lemmy Kilmister, the band’s founder, singer and bassist.
The Stadium and Castle are being built utilizing the award-winning CryENGINE 2 graphics engine. This will be the virtual universe’s first major virtual rock arena and castle that will enable fans to hear exclusive music as well as battle Lemmy’s Guardians in hopes of joining his private Virtual Army. Lemmy's Castle will be defended by Guardians, some of whom when defeated, will drop rare and valuable Motörhead Armor Parts. Fans must collect a full set of Motörhead Armor in order to gain entrance to the inner sanctum of Lemmy's Castle and be eligible to join Lemmy's private Army.
Army Privileges will include the ability to chat with Lemmy online in the army's private chat channel, and the opportunity to compete in special quests and events to win both real and virtual Motörhead merchandise. Among the prizes will be an exclusive trip to Los Angeles for drinks with Lemmy at the famous Rainbow Bar and Grill on Sunset Blvd., where he hangs most every night he’s in town. It’s quite a sight, lemme assure you.
“The Motörhead Stadium and Lemmy’s Castle will add great diversity to Entropia Universe when we launch the upgraded version of Entropia Universe using CryENGINE 2,” David Simmonds, Business Development Director at Mindark, said in a statement.
Fans can already download the free software here, and create a unique avatar which will then be used to visit Motörhead Stadium, where they can view exclusive concerts, pre-recorded or broadcast live from around the world. In addition to the live music, fans will be able to create their own social networks and fan clubs, battle Monsters to earn real cash, and even manufacture and sell collectable Virtual Rock merchandise.
Motörhead is no stranger to video games, having recently provided a number of tracks for the hit console game Guitar Hero. Fans should go check out Lemmy's Army or MotorHead Staduim to pre-register and claim some Limited Edition Virtual Motörhead gear.
Motörhead’s latest album, Motorizer, was released last month, was recorded at Foo Fighter Dave Grohl’s home studio, and kicks major ass!