|The franchise has already had considerable success, and now Microgaming has re-signed Lara Croft on an exclusive licensing deal with games creator Eidos Interactive. The new package will also include the successful shoot-em-up game Hitman with the popular titles set for development as video slot games. |
The Tomb Raider agreement gives the gaming software provider exclusive rights to continue to develop games for online and land based casino platforms. The Hitman deal allows it to develop a new range of slots games based on the hugely successful computer game.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
The new agreement focuses on Tomb Raider: Legend, the seventh title in the series which has reached the No.1 chart position in every major video gaming territory since its release in April.
Hitman features Agent 47, a ruthless assassin working for the ICA. As well as making his slot machine debut, Hitman may also be making it onto the big screen as Eidos confirmed it has an option signed to a major Hollywood Studio.
Jane Cavanagh, Chief Executive, Eidos, said, 'The success Microgaming has had already achieved with Tomb Raider for video slot gaming made them the perfect choice for the Hitman series, it is an exciting relationship for Eidos.'