“There can be only one” – Microgaming signs licensing agreement for Highlander™
ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming has signed a licensing agreement to develop an online slot based on the original “Highlander™” film.
Released in 1986 and directed by Russell Mulcahy, Highlander is based on a story by Gregory Widen. The movie is set between 1980’s New York City and historical Scotland, and features an immortal Scottish swordsman, Connor MacLeod played by Christopher Lambert, who must confront the last of his immortal opponents to win the fabled “Prize”.
Since its release, the film has developed an enormous cult following, inspiring a franchise which stands strong to this day.
David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming, comments: “Highlander is seen as one of the great cult hits of the 80s. With its action-packed storyline and hefty rock inspired composition, it is a fantastic brand for an online slot. The game studio is busy completing the game that captures all of the movie magic. The game’s features will incorporate the historical Scottish Highlands and gritty New York City, with a classic movie poster art style and blistering guitar tracks.”
The 243 ways game goes live on Wednesday 6th December.
“Many of the iconic characters from classic ‘Highlander’ are featured in the slot including, Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, Roxxane Hart as Brenda Wyatt, and Clancy Brown as The Kurgan. We think fans are really going to enjoy revisiting this epic story, and seeing their favourite heroes and villains in game format,” said Stephanie Kupperman of Creative Licensing.
Microgaming has signed an agreement for Highlander through Studiocanal, brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation.