Microgaming, the online casino software developer that has been in operation since the mid 1990’s , has announced that it has negotiated exclusive rights to the Tarzan franchise for online slots. This came in the form of the signing of a licensing agreement, which was brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation. In this agreement, Microgaming signed a contract with Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. for the rights to make the online slot game.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, has said that the Microgaming team is really looking forward to working on this new release. They already have working versions of the title and he is quite optimistic about the work that they have done so far, and he feels like they are doing justice to a timeless and well-loved character.
When will it be released? Raatgever has put a rather large window forward for the release of Microgaming’s Tarzan online slot, saying it will be out in the winter of 2016. That’s not too terribly long for fans to wait, but they can rest assured that it will at least be coming out this year.
The fictional character Tarzan first appeared in the book Tarzan of the Apes in 1914. Since the release of the original book, Tarzan has seen the creation 25 sequels, as well as authorised books that have been written by other authors.
The story of Tarzan centres on the son of two British aristocratic parents who is abandoned on the west coast of Africa by mutineers who take over the ship on which he is a passenger. Tragically, both of his parents are killed while he is very young, but lucky for Tarzan, he is adopted by a tribe of apes.
Being a feral child, Tarzan learns to fend for himself in the wild as he grows up in an environment that is completely different than the one he would have experienced had he grown up in England.
The Legend of Tarzan
A new film adaptation of the Tarzan franchise was released in July of 2016. It follows the character as he returns from London back to the place where he was raised in the wild.
Things go sideways when Tarzan and his loving wife are captured.
Between the new movie and new upcoming slots game by Microgaming, fans of Tarzan will surely mark 2016 as one of the best years for the franchise.