Imagine Dragons debuting new song through Infinity Blade III

Rock band's new song "Monster" will see worldwide debut in Chair Entertainment's new iOS game out next week.

Rock band Imagine Dragons will debut their new song "Monster" in Chair Entertainment's upcoming iOS game Infinity Blade III, which launches on September 18, the developer announced today. The song is available for preorder today on iTunes.

"Monster" is a result of a collaboration between Chair Entertainment and Imagine Dragons and can be heard in Infinity Blade III during a "crucial" battle. In addition, players who click on the album cover appearing in-game will earn the exclusive "Imagine Dragon Axe," which will trigger the song to be played anytime it is used.

"Chair has always been on the cutting edge of mobile gaming. Infinity Blade has been massive and we felt the song fit perfectly with the tone and visuals," Imagine Dragons said in a statement. "We're pretty big gamers ourselves, so we couldn't be more excited."

Chair Entertainment co-founder and creative director Donald Mustard told GameSpot that the developer has long been a fan of the band, and working with them on the song was "one of the most surreal experiences of my life."

Infinity Blade not only features a song from Imagine Dragons, but its opening animated short was directed by Ben Hibon, who co-directed the acclaimed The Tale of Three Brothers sequence from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.

The short is called Infinity Blade: Origins and will also feature the voice work of Lord of the Rings actor John Noble. The opening sequence will serve as a means to catch players up on the Infinity Blade story leading up to Infinity Blade III.

Infinity Blade III is "truly a next-gen gaming experience," according to Mustard. The game makes use of the iPhone 5S' new 64-bit A7 processor to achieve character resolution four times that of a character from a console game, according to Chair. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's interview with Mustard.

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34 comments
El_Zaggy
El_Zaggy

Infinity what? Mobile game? dont care.

tightwad34
tightwad34

That's kind of a lame name for a band. It would be better suited as a single or an album name or something like that.

Emb3r
Emb3r

Radioactive was good..........the rest of that album was pretty mediocre IMO.

Xenro4
Xenro4

I loved Radioactive before the radio stations got a hold of it, but just like many other of my former favorite songs, it was overplayed and ruined.

Radnen
Radnen

Why are so many people harping on how Imagine Dragons are too 'mainstream'? It's a goal of any band to make it big. Plus these guys don't have any of that crappy hip-hop, auto-tune, boy-band bullshit. For once and only once I actually like this new mainsteam band. IMO more bands need to go this way than the 'Justin Bieber' or 'Miley Cyrus' way. They are a step in a good direction, and no not 'one direction'. Also they only got one goddamn album, and their music is pretty good, and commercial advertisers know this. They represent the one good thing to come out of mainstream 21st century music: plyaing with a fusion of rock, dubstep, (old school videogame chiptune!) and  classical instrumentation. This really is a solid effort by the band.

tim1935
tim1935

What stupid comments about the band.  Game looks interesting for sure.

BasicLogic
BasicLogic

imagine dragons is mainstream bullshit...game looks kinda cool though

Suaron_x
Suaron_x

Imagine Dragons need to fire their producer/sound engineer.  The sonic compression on their album sounds horrible and to me their songs are unlistenable.  How did they get so popular with such horrid production?  I blame kids and their crappy MP3 song files!!!

Branmuffin316
Branmuffin316

Ah man what a bunch of sellouts! Can you imagine a band ACTUALLY making money off of their music?!?!?!?

Hurvl
Hurvl

"players who click on the album cover appearing in-game will earn the exclusive 'Imagine Dragon Axe,' which will trigger the song to be played any time it is used" But what if that axe is a great weapon, but you get tired of listening to the song everytime it's used? Oh, the problems we face in this world!

KommonSinse
KommonSinse

How sad. Like anyone here wouldn't do the same if they had the chance.

johnman05
johnman05

More mainstream sellouts...gross.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

*deletes Radioactive from playlist* Good Day.

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

One of the greatest mobile series ever. IB 2 was spectacular and I cannot wait to play this one. I hope soon there's a way to play these games through the PC or console as well.

krystyla
krystyla

Hey I like Imagine Dragons but now I can only see them as prostitutes

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

The name of the song should be 'Sell Out'

HerbalVideogame
HerbalVideogame

Imagine Dragons...my farts sound better, and the shit that follows.  Fuck the Imagine Dragons.  

Nightdragonist
Nightdragonist

@Radnen All of their song is good to hear for me. They're.... different. Not singing thingsabout love,etc. It's just something.

And Radioactive and Demons is the best

torinn818
torinn818

@BasicLogic You, sir, are a poser.

krystyla
krystyla

@honestsam oh so you are the kind of fan who hates when your precious musicians become recognised because you liked them before they were popular

Icandolots
Icandolots

@Suaron_x Dude... You have no idea what you'r talking about.... I do quite a bit of vinyl collecting and had a listen to the latest LP once; I like my dream pop (M83, Naked and Famous, etc.) and the thing sounded fine and deliberate. I'm going to toot my horn a bit; I've been building instruments and working Ableton and Pro Tools for quite some time - you obviously know nothing about audio production.

Please tell my pretentious ass what was actually wrong with the album??? Sorry I'm ripping on you in particular dude but all this nonsense bullshit about mainstream stuff got me going and yours was the last straw. 

Plenty of bands get pulled into mainstream for no good reason. Look at Alt J. They have no pop quality, they are fucking fantastic, and now you can find their tracks all over the place and the last singe from them was for a motion picture! Then you have stuff like Wood Kid and Half Moon Run (both from AC series trailers and fantastic artists) who got tossed into a mainstream light and nothing has come of it (yet...). 


My main rambling point is this: you can hate on mainstream all you want but don't hate a song because it happens to be in the top 40. Listen to it and then decide if you see any value in it or not. I love my small artists like Ben Howard, SBRTKT, El P, and Reptar but I love my Kanye West and Pretty Lights just as much as any other main stream junkie cause the fact is, some of it's pretty damn good.  

Oh and don't say stupid shit about music that you don't know about :p 

torinn818
torinn818

@Branmuffin316 Indeed. What kind of twisted universe is this when excellent artists finally get what they deserve?

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

The fact you had it in the first place lol. That song sucks mega balls

torinn818
torinn818

@HerbalVideogame I have never seen such an incredibly adamant and obscene group of pretentious posers in all of my days.

Unless, of course, you have no opinion about the band and you're just trolling, in which case someone gave you the wrong directions to getting to YouTube.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Warhawk613 I have never heard of them but I could tell that much just from their picture.

Suaron_x
Suaron_x

Um, are you really that ignorant about music production?  Has your brain been so corroded by MP3 clipping that you no longer hear it when you are listening to pop music?  Radioactive seems to be a favorite song here in these comments, but it is one of the worst offenders to my ears.  Sure Radioactive has a catchy lyrical chorus...though it kinda gets boring to hear a chorus repeated three times with no other verses. 

I'm not complaining about the lyrics though, I'm complaining about the sound quality.  As soon as their music crescendo's you can hear the sonic compression and it sounds absolutely horrible.  It's like listening to someone scrape their nails on a chalkboard to me.  That's not the way it should sound and that's because either the producer or sound engineer (or both) don't know what the heck they are doing.  Reread my original comment, as I said nothing bad about the band.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

@Metallicwolf29 Made me feel like Lebron.

Icandolots
Icandolots

@Suaron_xno... I'm going to make two samples and post it on a sound cloud this weekend for you. It may be better if you PM me your email and I'll send you FLAC samples. I want you to know what your talking about, dude. I'll send you some links on how the change from analog wave form to digital (easy to explain it as a square wave or on and off) happens.

I just assumed since you don't seem to know what your talking about that you were just trolling the band which led to my final conclusion in the last comment about not ripping on bands for no good reason... Since that's not the case you can ignore it :p