Through a licensing agreement with Studiocanal S.A., Microgaming (www.microgaming.co.uk) is developing an online slot based on the massive blockbuster and sci-fi thriller, Terminator 2: Judgment Day™.
Terminator 2, the much anticipated follow-up to The Terminator, was released in July 1991 to worldwide acclaim. The films’ extensive use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) created previously unseen visual effects and played an integral role in bringing two of the main characters to life; the T800 (Terminator) and T1000 (Evil Terminator). In recognition of its remarkable visualisations, the film won four Academy Awards and two BAFTA Awards including Best Sound and Best Visual Effects. The movie was also a financial success with worldwide box office sales of over $500 million.
Featuring an all-star Hollywood cast headlined by Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most famous role, an absorbing storyline and thunderous special effects, Terminator 2 highly influenced popular culture, particularly movies in the genres of action and science fiction. The all-time classic regularly appears in the top band of movie polls; it is included in the American Film Institutes’ Top 10 science fiction films and is 35th on the list of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time, ranked by Empire. It is one of the most beloved sci-fi films of all time.
Launching this summer, the T2 online slot will be a 243 ways-to-win game which expands to 1,024 ways-to-win during the free spins feature, triggered by three or more Time Travel Orb symbols. The iconic T800 and T1000 will offer additional winning opportunities.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, commented: “We are incredibly excited to be developing an online slot around the Terminator 2 movie – it is a brand which has mass appeal and lends itself perfectly to the world of online gaming. As explosive as the film, we are in the process of creating an action-packed, jaw-dropping slot; it’s a classic in the making!”
Rand Marlis, president of Creative Licensing Corporation, which represents Studiocanal for Terminator 2 licensing, said: “Microgaming has vast experience in licensing brands and we have every confidence that the Terminator 2 online slot will be a massive success. Working with Microgaming is a real pleasure and we look forward to a long-lasting and successful relationship.”
Microgaming will be previewing the T2 online slot at ICE Totally Gaming, ExCel London, 4th to 6th February 2014, at stand number N11-120. Hasta la vista, baby!