The long anticipated wait is over. Microgaming has finally launched its newest online video slot, The Dark Knight, based on the Hollywood blockbuster super-hero film of the same name. Players will find the new Batman-themed slot machine available at all of Microgaming’s leading clients, licensed in Kahnawake, Canada.
The Dark Knight is based on the Batman character popularized by DC comics since the late 1930’s. The innovative video slot follows the climactic plot of the namesake film and its super-hero/super-villain characters, ensuring a stunning visual depiction of non-stop action as players spin the reels in hopes of releasing on of the four-tier progressive jackpots.
Fans of the Batman character and its multitude of comics, cartoons and Hollywood film series have been looking forward to the launch of Microgaming’s new video slot for months now. The film upon which it is based hit theaters in 2008, and the online gaming software company is already promising a continuation of the online video slot based on the sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, scheduled to hit theaters next month. Microgaming hopes to have its own version of The Dark Knight Rises available to its many online casino slots fans sometime in 2013.
“We are extremely excited about the launch of ‘The Dark Knight’ video slot and the ongoing success of our relationship with DC Entertainment,” stated Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever. “At Microgaming, we believe in pursuing partnerships that will result in the creation of the best quality content for our games portfolio. We have collaborated closely with DC Entertainment over the past few months in the development of a dynamic and realistic tribute to the blockbuster movie brand of ‘The Dark Knight’. Fans of DC Comics and the film series will not be disappointed as their favourite heroes and villains are brought to life on the reels of this exciting new slot game.”
Microgaming casinos, most of which are licensed in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, Canada, have already launched the new Dark Knight video slot to their platform. All Slots Casino, a leading Microgaming licensee, issued a statement via David Brickman, the operator’s Vice President of Player Affairs, who said, “This new game is nothing short of extraordinary. With the quality of the graphics and the fantastic bonus features, ‘The Dark Knight’ is sure to thrill our players – and hopefully create some lucky progressive winners.”
The Dark Knight Video Slot is a 5-reel progressive jackpot slot machine with a staggering 243 ways to win across the lines. The graphics are stunning, as we’ve come to expect from all Microgaming developed video slots. Players can bet anywhere from 1 to 10 coins with denominations of a penny and up. The Dark Knight Video Slot features stacked wilds, scatters, free spins, multipliers and a four-tier progressive jackpot – a mini jackpot, minor jackpot, major jackpot and mega jackpot.
On a negative note, Microgaming will be phasing out its popular Lord of the Rings Video Slots series in the near future. Analysts speculate the expiration of its contract with Warner Brothers to host Lord of the Rings online slots has a lot to do with the new line of DC Comic themed video slots.