January 12, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) – Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, today launches its latest flagship video slot, HELLBOY.

Licensed from Dark Horse Comics, the game introduces the iconic action hero to the world of online slots. Created by Mike Mignola, Hellboy is popular with fans today, appearing in comic books, DVDs and on the big screen.

The theme has been faithfully translated into a stunning new five reel, 20 pay-line video slot, with a comic book style presentation. The game features original characters such as Professor Trevor Brutenholm, Johann Krause, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and a host of others, all led by the stone-fisted and de-horned red demon, Hellboy.

Roger Raatgever, Microgaming CEO, says: “At Microgaming we believe in coupling appropriate branded content with high-quality, original games. We continually introduce pioneering, state of the art games to our customers and Hellboy is no exception. We’re sure that players will enjoy the rich visuals and comic book style action, combined with Microgaming’s innovative game play. We are delighted to be announcing the launch of this iconic branded game.”

Anita Nelson, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Licensing at Dark Horse, commented: “We are thrilled to be associated with Microgaming, a top quality gaming company. Hellboy has a legion of loyal fans and the new slot game faithfully recreates the Hellboy world that they know and love. Hellboy is one of our most popular brands and we know that the players will appreciate this cutting edge game. “

Hellboy features as the Wild, helping players to win rewarding combinations by substituting other symbols; whilst his oversized stone fist is the Scatter, which triggers the thoroughly entertaining Underworld Bonus. This is a four-level, second screen bonus feature where players have to avoid blocked tunnels in the search for other team members and rewards, encountering beasts along the way.

Players who complete all four levels and reach the Chamber of Fire get the added rewards of the Relic of Power. This exciting feature can also be triggered in Supermode, a randomly awarded Free Spin bonus of ten spins which carry up to three held Wilds.

There is also a Gamble feature where wins can be doubled or quadrupled if the correct card suit or colour is predicted.  The betting range on Hellboy offers something for every player, ranging from 0.01 to 0.25 with a maximum bet of 50.00, which can generate rewards of up to 25,000.00 in the base game, the same on Free Spins and 8,400.00 on bonuses.

Visit Microgaming at the International Gaming Expo (IGE), 26th – 28th January 2010 on stand 5240.

For further information or screen shots of the games please contact:
Duncan Skehens / Lizzi Malley / Lyndsay Haywood
Lansons Communications
020 7490 8828
DuncanS@lansons.com / LizziM@lansons.com / LyndsayH@lansons.com

Hellboy™ © 2009 Mike Mignola.  Dark Horse Comics, Inc. and the Dark Horse logo are trademarks of Dark Horse Comics, Inc.

About Microgaming (www.microgaming.com)
Since the company developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages 60 games per year and a unique ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators; Microgaming software powers over 160 market-leading online gaming sites.

The company’s front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games – over 400 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for land-based and wireless gaming.  Microgaming powers the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €250million. In May 2009 it created the biggest ever online jackpot winner with a single payment win of €6.37m.

As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the forefront of an initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming industry, and leads in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection.  Microgaming has been awarded eCOGRA’s Certified Software Seal following a rigorous onsite assessment to ensure that the development, implementation and maintenance of the software is representative of industry best practice standards Microgaming licensees are therefore eligible to apply for the eCOGRA Safe & Fair Seal.


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