Metallica Partner With Iconic US Mystery Game Company, ‘Clue’

The new game will revolve around retrieving a key piece of equipment which has gone missing during sessions for the band’s next album.

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Metallica has partnered up with one of the most iconic American mystery games, ‘Clue’ to develop a new game.

Picture this: The band and crew are back at HQ to record Metallica’s next album, but with all the excitement, a key piece of equipment has gone missing. As the hours tick by, the group grows more and more eager to begin. They decide to split up and scour the building for any trace of their missing equipment. Find out what piece has gone missing, where it’s hiding, and who finds it so the recording session can get back on track!

Players: Papa Het, Duder, Mr. Ripper, Dr. Groove, The Engineer, Col. William.

Equipment: Guitar, Bass, Snare Drum, Wah Pedal, Microphone, Computer.

The artist behind Metallica Clue, Maxx242, stated about his involvement with the project: “We were mostly given the specs for the production of the game, as well as the storyline, which is very similar to the classic game. Oh, I did receive images of their headquarters. That was awesome to see.

“Even with such an elaborate project, the Metallica team always allows us artists to add to their story and just create and be artists. It was an amazing experience to help create this game with them.”

Developed during WWII by a British solicitor, the popular murder-mystery board game was patented under the name ‘Cluedo’ (a blend of clue and Ludo, the name of a 19th century board game that’s Latin for “I play”) in 1947, and then sold in North America under the name ‘Clue’ starting in 1949. Several games, books, and a film have been released as part of the Clue franchise.

Last week, Metallica announced a takeover of San Francisco to coincide with their upcoming 40th anniversary shows in the city. The legendary metal band, who formed back in 1981, are scheduled to perform two celebratory headline concerts at San Fran’s Chase Center arena next month, on 17 and 19 December.

Buy or stream the 30th anniversary edition of Metallica’s “The Black Album”.

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