Aristocrat Technologies is set to move closer to the heart of London’s ICE show, relocating to a central position in ExCeL’s South Hall.
The firm’s stand S5-150 will offer visitors the opportunity to see an even broader range of the latest market-leading gaming content and innovative hardware solutions drawn from the Company’s extensive global portfolio, carefully selected for diverse markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“Continuing our globally adopted theme ‘It’s all about what’s inside’, we will be sharing a stunning line-up of what’s next for gaming floors in 2019,” said James Boje, Managing Director – EMEA.
“More games will be on display than ever before, spanning all product segments. With a vast array of premium large format platforms introduced over the last 12 months, it’s vital that customers can see as much as possible of the output resulting from year-on-year investment in design & development.”
Spearheading Aristocrat’s licensed collection will be Dragon Link. This Arc Single-housed evolution of Lightning Link has been wowing players in Australia, the Americas and France, and is now set to roll out across Holland and other EMEA markets. On display will be the unique Dragon Link Den 12-machine carousel that impressed visitors to October’s G2E in Las Vegas, among them Italy’s Casinò di Venezia, which is set to see the centrepiece attraction go live on its floor on the eve of ICE. Further Dragon Link upgrades for 2019 include a new family of games featuring a Big Symbols free games mechanic, as well as a range of base games with multi mid denominations for privée areas. Maintaining further support for the gaming world’s most popular Hold & Spin game series, new Lightning Link titles include Eyes of Fortune and Dragon’s Riches, featuring expanding wilds during free games.
On the back of tremendous success in North American casinos, the metamorphic Gold Stacks 88 Link becomes available in the new Helix XT portrait cabinet and welcomes two new unique base games, Prosperity Pig and Tiger Reign to its library.
Another highly innovative hardware concept, Helix Tower will see two new linked concepts added to its collection. Wonder 4 Spinning Fortunes brings another of Aristocrat’s mega brands, Wonder 4, to the big screen. Linked for the first time, the renowned multi reel set game is boosted by strong legacy titles and a wheel feature delivering free games, super free games and jackpots. Also making an EMEA debut, Dragon Tower Jackpots is an Asian-themed game developed by the same studio that created the popular Mighty Cash Big Money.
The flame55 cabinet, with its distinctive 55-inch double-curved 4K portrait screen and eye-catching LED carousel and illuminated sign package, benefits from the addition of two more knockout themes offering further support to the recently released Game of Thrones Fire & Blood. Another HBO series blockbuster comes in the form of Warner Bros.’ Westworld, combining sci-fi desert adventures with a host of proven game mechanics. Celebrating 10 years of one of Aristocrat’s most iconic North American brands, Buffalo Diamond brings together progressive free spins, jackpot wheel, retriggers, multipliers and an all new reel matrix for the wildest Buffalo experience to date.
A mixture of licensed and proven proprietary brands also make up the range of new titles designed for the Arc Double platform, with The Big Lebowski Slot Game joining other newcomers 5 Dragons Grand and Wild Lepre’Coins Pot of Gold, the latter inspired by the hugely popular Extra Bonus Wilds game, Wild Lepre’Coins.
One of Aristocrat’s most popular gaming operations titles on Verve hd, Tarzan Lord of the Jungle has now been upgraded and adapted for deployment on the Arc Single form factor. This mid-high denomination standalone progressive offers configurable multi-denom options along with an entertaining jackpot chase experience, powerful free games and wheel feature.
Mr Boje concluded, “Customers and players have come to expect a broad combination of proven performance, recognisable brands and true innovation when they invest in Aristocrat, and the 2019 portfolio is designed to please on every level. Our globally based design studios have taken the very best elements of past successes and have really stepped up a gear to deliver the next generation of games. Stand S5-150 will be a hotbed of creativity and we eagerly await sharing our vision with partners from across EMEA and beyond.”