After the successful launch of Konami’s Concerto upright cabinet at last year’s G2E, the Las Vegas-based company is set to present further additions to the range in 2016.
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing Konami Gaming’s success at last year’s G2E with the debut of its Concerto standard upright cabinet, continuing the legacy of high performance and reliability set by Podium, the company is to present its latest additions to the Concerto range at this year’s event.
As momentum for Concerto continues to grow worldwide, with launch titles Chili Chili Fire and Dragon’s Law Twin Fever eclipsing figures set by Podium’s six years earlier, Konami is wasting no time in expanding its line-up of Concerto video slots. For the first time at G2E 2016, the cabinet’s sleek black form and signature holographic lighting features are taking on diverse range of designs and functions as the Concerto family grows.
“This year marks a milestone release of product diversity unlike anything before, and because it’s Konami our customers know it’s developed with a quality, performance, and flexibility to help them make the most of every available space on their floor,” said Matt Reback, vice president of marketing for Konami Gaming.
Concertos SeleXion, Slant, Crescent, and Stack will be joining the Concerto range, adding a clear visual compliment to the standard upright cabinet which Konami proposes will attract player attention and aid consumer retention at casinos worldwide.
“The core elements of Concerto were designed with the player in mind and engineered to optimize revenue potential. Now, we’re extending those same core Concerto elements to new video formats to allow operators to diversify their casino floor with a robust variety of cabinets and game content,” added Reback.
Building on its popularity on Podium, Konami’s SeleXion multi-game will now bring the industry’s fastest game change speed to Concerto for the first time. With expanded memory and processing power, up to 10 different KP3 or KP3+ games themes – as well as a standalone progressive – can be featured on a single machine.
SeleXion will simultaneously be released on both the Concerto upright and the all-new Concerto Slant which features dual 27-inch HD game screens, with a lower profile and relaxed-angle posture for player comfort and convenience. Concerto Slant supports any KP3+ platform content found on Concerto upright and is also backward compatible with proven KP3 platform titles such as Dragon’s Law, Lotus Land, China Shores, among others.
“One of the most promising trends we discovered after Concerto’s launch, was the exceptionally strong and consistent performance delivered by our new KP3+ games exclusively for Concerto and for backwards-compatible KP3 games on the new cabinet,” said Reback.
“The growing depth of our KP3+ platform library alongside proven KP3 classics has really brought a wealth of possibilities for properties and players.”
Other additions to the Concerto family include two unique single screen cabinets: the curved screen Concerto Crescent and the portrait orientated Concerto Stack machine. Both feature a 43-inch, vertically- mounted HD monitor that delivers a luxury gaming experience without exceeding the standard upright base size. Several custom game themes will be on display at G2E with exclusive content designed to optimize the extra-tall portrait orientation.
“Our customers worldwide know every square foot of their property and they come to us to engineer the machines give the greatest value for every available space. This year we’re bringing that intent and mission to our games products in more ways than any ever before,” Reback said.