The casino gaming manufacturer leveraged its video arcade and amusement innovation this year with a range of new for-wager game developments
[dropcap]K[/dropcap]onami Gaming debuted a milestone lineup of emerging game technology at the 2016 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, including never-before seen skill-based, multi-station, core, and premium slots.
More than 26,000 G2E attendees had first-hand access to Castlevania themed slots; Crystal Cyclone multi-station progressive; Fortune Cup video-mechanical horse racing; Frogger: Get Hoppin’ skill-based game; and Beat Square DJ-style skill-based game.
“With everything including skill-based, multi-station, premium IP, horse racing, and top-performing core, Konami is supporting the industry with an unprecedented diversity of gaming technology to advance both the immediate and long-term casino landscape ” said Matt Reback, vice president, marketing at Konami.
“The Industry response to the expanding Concerto collection and these incredible new concepts has been outstanding. Our casino customers have expressed interest in an expanded lineup of core products as well as innovative next generation products, and our R&D team has brought these latest developments to life with the quality and creativity that Konami is known for in the industry.”
Konami presented three skill-based concepts to the industry: a music-infused Frogger road and river crossing game called Frogger: Get Hoppin’; a rhythmic DJ-style game called Beat Square; and a skill-stop VIP premium game called Hot Press Winnings.
Konami has the core creative power to bring new variations of gambling entertainment to the market so our casino customers can offer their diverse player groups an array of gaming options.
Two new multi-station games also arriving at G2E for the first time. The first – a horse racing game called Fortune Cup – uniquely combines mechanical detail with engaging customer interaction through an intuitive touchscreen interface. The second is a multi-station progressive called Crystal Cyclone with a colorful, high-energy center mechanical bonus game that can simultaneously bring all players into the bonus action jackpot.
“Konami’s core gaming roots hold firm in entertainment, amusement, and arcades. The technology and development resources we have in America, Australia, and Japan are best-of-breed, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring those advancements to the casino gaming realm in new ways during this year’s G2E,” said Reback. “Konami has the core creative power to bring new variations of gambling entertainment to the market so our casino customers can offer their diverse player groups an array of gaming options.”
Also stemming from its strong digital gaming entertainment heritage, Konami’s Castlevania made its debut in Vegas, on the all new Concerto Crescent curved cabinet – one among several machines featured in the Concerto collection. “Castlevania signals another iconic Konami IP release that we’re thrilled to bring to casinos around the world, with a truly captivating delivery on Concerto Crescent’s high-definition display,” Reback said.