Microgaming to Develop Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Published Friday, February 05, 2010 - Online-Casinos.com

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Microgaming, the well established software developer to create a series interesting video slots based on the popular The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Tolkien’s world famous Lord of the Rings trilogy has been one of the most popular offerings to audience around the globe. Microgaming now has the right to develop online video slot games using animation material, themes and characters from The Lord of the Rings series. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings, and The Return of the King are all to be developed. A spokesperson for Mirogaming said, “It is a strategic and timely decision to secure exclusive, online video slot game rights to a trilogy that generated $3 billion in worldwide box office and was nominated for a total of 30 Academy Awards; of which they won 17, including Best Picture,” CEO at Microgaming, Roger Raatgever, commented, "We’re excited about creating state-of-the-art video slots from the best movie trilogy of the decade. We look forward to bringing The Lord of the Rings into the online gaming sphere, where our expertise in game quality and speed to market will ensure its success. The Lord of the Rings has a huge entrenched fan base with over 97 percent awareness of the film franchise, as well as phenomenal and unprecedented home video success.”  

Microgaming is always pushing the envelope by developing and maintaining a huge umber of games every year. The company is expected to launch it's usual number of internet games this month with offering that are timed perfectly with the action in the market. Winter Gold is a 5 reel 10 pay-line slot themed in time for the Winter Olympics, Love Potion, a lovely slot in time for Valentines day this month, and Hot Air, another new slot, which is themed on an aerial adventure aboard a hot air balloon.

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