Microgaming has announced that they will mark the 15th anniversary of their partnership with Square Enix to develop a 3rd Lara Croft slot.
The industry giant will be celebrating their 15th year anniversary of their longstanding partnership with Square Enix for the Lara Croft brand – they’ve renewed their agreement and will be releasing a 3rd branded slot as a result.
The original Tomb Raider slot was released back in 2004 and was the first ever licensed branded slot in the industry. Then Microgaming released Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword in 2008 which is still very much played today as it has good bonus features.
Despite Microgaming releasing no further details, it’s believed the new Lara Croft-inspired slot will take its inspiration from the 2018 blockbuster film (Tomb Raider) which starred Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. If Microgaming’s Jurassic World if anything to go by, we’re in for a real treat.
More details of the upcoming slot will be released at ICE Totally Gaming 2019 (an industry conference) – Online-Slot.co.uk will be there so we will keep you posted. Speaking of the upcoming release, Square Enix West’s Vice President of Licensing (Janet Swallow) commented:
“We look forward to continue working with Microgaming to develop another successful branded online slot game, following the top performances of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™ in 2004, which marked the industry’s first ever branded slot partnership, and Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword™ in 2008. We are excited to see a new action-packed Lara Croft adventure launch to the iGaming world and look forward to the big reveal at ICE 2019.”
If you like branded slots, there’s 100s to choose from – many of them are based on films/TV shows and include Top Gun, Suicide Squad, Planet of the Apes, The Mask of Zorro, The Mask, The Matrix, Terminator Genisys, The Goonies, From Dusk Till Dawn, Game of Thrones, Grease, The X-Files and Jumanji (amongst others).
My favourite branded slot is NetEnt’s Vikings which was our 2018 slot of the year – based on the iconic television series, you join Ragnar Lothbrok, Floki, Lagertha and Bjorn on an epic adventure. There’s a randomly triggered Shield Wall feature where the mystery shields transform into a randomly chosen symbol.
There’s also a Hotspot feature where all Vikings character symbols transform into the triggering one for scatter style payouts. Then you have the Raid Spins feature where you play 7 free spins on a 7 reel, 78,125 ways to win reel set – with the 2 aforementioned features applying, there’s a cool 10,000 times your stake to be won from each free spin!
I recommend you play Vikings, as well as the 2 Tomb Raider slots and Jurassic World at Guts Casino – with slots from lots of software providers, you are treated to a 100% bonus up to £100 on your first deposit. You will also get 50 free spins on Vikings – these come with no wagering requirements whatsoever.