Highlander Coming to the Reels in the Upcoming Microgaming Release

Publish: 03.10.2017

The Isle of Man-based software development company Microgaming will launch an online slot game based on the 1986 movie Highlander.

This is the result of the recently signed licensing agreement between one of the industry giants and the French film production and distribution company Studiocanal.

There Can Be Only One

Highlander is a British-American adventure action fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. The movie stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne Hart, and tells the story of a battle between immortal warriors set between the medieval Scotland and 1980s New York City.

Christopher Lambert is the Highlander, Connor MacLeod, a swordsman from the Scottish Highlands, one of the immortal warriors fighting to obtain the Prize.

He is trained by another highly skilled immortal swordsman, Ramirez, played by Sean Connery, who will prepare him for the final with against his greatest enemy, Kurgan, the only one standing between him and the coveted Prize.

Highlander became a cult film, serving as an inspiration for a whole franchise which included film sequels and television series.

Expect the Same Magic

Microgaming Game Publisher, David Reynolds, said Highlander was one of the greatest hits of the 80s and a fantastic brand for an online slot. He added the game studio was completing the slot, with a special focus on capturing all of the movie ‘s magic.

According to Reynolds, the game features will include the Scottish Highlands and New York City, while featuring 243 different ways to win, exceptional visuals and rock inspired soundtrack.

As expected, the game will feature many of the characters from the movie, including the Highlander himself, his wife Brenda Wyatt and his arch-rival Kurgan.

Stephanie Kupperman at Creative Licensing said the fans were going to enjoy seeing this epic story and its heroes and villains on the slots.

The game is scheduled to hit the market on December 6, 2017.