24th January 2012
MICROGAMING ANNOUNCES LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH DC ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE DARK KNIGHT AND THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
ISLE OF MAN - Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, has announced that it has signed another licensing agreement with DC Entertainment to create a series of state-of-the-art graphic rich video slots based on the world-renowned Batman series, for Internet gaming to adults in countries where online gaming is permitted.
The agreement gives Microgaming permission to develop online video slot games using animation material, themes and characters from the motion pictures The Dark Knight and this summer’s must-see blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises. The first of these games will be released summer 2012 and The Dark Knight Rises online slot game will be launched in 2013.
The Dark Knight is based on the DC Comics character Batman which was first seen in the Detective Comic back in 1939, and since then has become a globally recognised icon that is related to by fans across the globe. Today, Batman is featured in 15 monthly comic books from DC Comics, versions of which are translated in 30 different languages and distributed in over 60 countries to millions of fans. The Dark Knight film was released in 2008, becoming the third highest grossing film of all time in the US with over $500m in domestic box office takings, and over $1bn worldwide. The film of The Dark Knight Rises, meanwhile, appears in cinemas from July 20th this year, starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Roger Raatgever, Chief Executive Officer, Microgaming, said: "The Batman films are one of the most famous film series in the world, with Batman's logo internationally recognised. To play our part in supplying online gaming software based on such a major and popular franchise is a great success for Microgaming, and our market-leading technology will ensure that the online slot games we produce for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises are reflective of the iconic nature of this brand."
THE DARK KNIGHT and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) DC Comics.
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