Microgaming Unveils Plans for 1978 Halloween Slot Release
While everyone’s focus is on summer and the upcoming emoji slots, it’s not long until we start celebrating the All Hallows’ Eve. To capitalise on the holiday craze, Microgaming is working on their new Halloween slot and not just any but the 1978 film classic.
The news that the Isle of Man headquartered games developer has signed a licensing deal for Halloween® through Compass International Pictures, brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation, came through on 13th July. Even though the younger generation may not be familiar with the 70’s film, considered by Total Film as one of The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, it has grown into a franchise with a total of 10 films to choose from to date. Perhaps the man with a creepy white mask will come to mind.
This culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant horror film was directed and scored by John Carpenter. The plot revolves around a kid who at the age of six, murdered his sister, to 15 years later come back and continue his killing spree in the fictional midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois.
Since the game is currently in development, we don’t know much about the upcoming features or bonuses. But the developer reassured that it will feature the film’s iconic characters and the renowned soundtrack, at least. As far as the release date goes, this hotly anticipated game is scheduled to come out later in the year.
That said, there’s no time to waste as Microgaming has just recently released another branded game of theirs, Jurassic World, and will soon launch The Phantom of the Opera, just like NetEnt.
Here’s what David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming, had to say about this nerve-racking 2017 release: “Halloween is a true classic and set the standard for modern horror films. It was immeasurably influential in the slasher genre of movies, so it is great to be working with such an iconic and respected brand. Embracing all the elements of what made the movie such a success, our games team are busy developing a slot for release later in the year.”
Ryan Freimann, SVP of Compass also noted: “We are excited to team up with Creative Licensing and Microgaming to bring Michael Myers and Halloween home to all of our loyal fans in the best possible ways through top licensees who create products we feel honour the character, film, and franchise."
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