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Microgaming to Launch New Lara Croft Game at ICE

Publish: 23.01.2019
The leading provider of online gaming content Microgaming has been working together with Square Enix for 15 years, and to mark this important anniversary, the renowned developer has extended its partnership deal.

Under the provisions of the new agreement, Microgaming will produce a third licensed branded slot game featuring Lara Croft.

The two sides began their cooperation back in 2004 when the Isle of Man-headquartered company launched the first-ever slot game featuring the famous fictional character and the main protagonist of the video game franchise, titled Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

The Partnership Continues

After the game became a hit among players all over the world, the sequel – Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword – hit the market four years later, taking players on an unforgettable adventure to find the pieces of a legendary word.

According to available information, the latest game to feature Lara Croft will bring a quest of epic proportions, along with exciting gaming experience and plenty of chances to win prizes. The upcoming game will be developed by Triple Edge Studios, an independent game studio whose portfolio of slot games developed exclusively for Microgaming includes Wicked Tales: Dark Red and Action Ops: Snow & Sable, so we can expect an innovative and high-quality release.

Lara Croft is definitely one of the most popular fictional characters in the world. The franchise kicked off in 1996 when the first video game featuring this iconic heroine hit the market. Since then, Lara became the best-selling female video game character, We’ve seen her on films, and on various other products, while Microgaming was the one to bring her to the reels.

Now, all her was can look forward to seeing her in action once again, and they won’t have to wait long for it, as the new game will be released this year, though the exact date is yet to be confirmed.

Looking Forward to the New Game

Commenting on the latest move, Andrew Clucas, Chief Operating Officer at Microgaming, said his company was incredibly excited to announce the renewal of the historic partnership with Square Enix to develop a new Lara Croft online slot game that honoured and built on the brand’s massive popularity in the gaming industry, film and beyond.

He added that 2019 market the 15th anniversary with the brand and stated Microgaming planned to celebrate the unprecedented milestone with a wave of big reveals on another show-stopping stand at ICE.

Janet Swallow, Vice President of Licensing at Square Enix West, added they were looking 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, and Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword in 2008.

She pointed out that everyone at Square Enix was excited to see a new action-packed Lara Croft adventure launch to the online gaming world and added they were looking forward to the big reveal at this year’s ICE.

The premiere of the latest Lara Croft video slot and its official title will be held at ICE Totally Gaming 2019, which will take place from February 5-7 in London.