Despite being an oddly polarizing title in our community, we really dig Hail to the King: Deathbat [$4.99]. We posted a review and made it out game of the week. Now, we've got a behind the scenes video featuring M Shadows and Zacky Vengeance from Avenged Sevenfold talking about the sound design of the game in front of an incredibly impressive array of Mortal Kombat machines. Check it out:

The cool part of going behind the game and getting a chance to actually talk to M Shadows about the game and seeing this video is the realization that despite being rock stars at the end of the day these dudes are just old school gamers. It seems like a lot of the time in mobile games, soundtracks and sound effects are just an afterthought that get filled in with whatever is cheap and royalty free. The music in Hail to the King: Deathbat is really awesome, particularly if you recognize some of the original songs when playing.

Here's some of the sound effects that M Shadows mentions in the video, I re-encoded them to work as iOS alerts if that's the kind of thing you're in to:

Download those files, add 'em to iTunes, and you should be able to sync them over to your iOS device pretty easily to use as text message alerts, new email sounds, or whatever else you want to use them for.

  • coolpepper43

    Eli's obsessed with this game. Now he's re-encoding sound fx.

    • Jared Nelson

      That was per my request, the devs were nice enough to send over the sound effect files. Turning them into ringtones is literally as difficult as changing the file name extension to m4r. I think it's pretty cool he posted these for everyone who wants them.

      • coolpepper43

        I never said it was a bad thing.

      • Jared Nelson

        Oh ok ๐Ÿ™‚ It came off as Eli being some kind of weirdo, and if anyone should be accused of being a weirdo it's me.

      • coolpepper43

        Video game obsessions are one of the most important part about being a gamer. If you guys weren't, then I would never even read TA. You guys are great and keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • NOEN

    I still stand by my word with this being an awesome game.

  • kevin0224a7x

    How come i can't watch the video??

  • Emotive

    Game looks terrible lol

  • asdtfdr

    Was waiting for a price drop, but I could not resist more articles like this. Downloading now! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • MFiGamer

    For all the love the game devs deserve for DeathBat it is crying out for MFi controller support.

  • 7lilwhitewolf7