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Playtech announce slot deal with Platinum Studios; JPM International release Al Murray sequel

TAGs: al murray, aliends, cowboys, JPM, Playtech

playtechGaming software designer and developer Playtech has announced today the signing of a licensing agreement with comics-to-film firm Platinum Studios. The deal will see Playtech develop a slot game based on the best-selling Cowboys & Aliens graphic novel, with the potential for it to adopt many more of Platinum Studios’ international library of 5,000 comic book characters for online games.

Playtech has said the full launch of the Cowboys & Aliens slot will be expected at multiple sites in numerous global markets over the summer.

Head of Content for Playtech, Sagi Harari, said: “Playtech is excited to introduce Cowboys & Aliens to the online gaming scene. This comic book fits in well with our existing branded games portfolio since it is instantly recognisable due to the great success of the movie and it also lends itself to visually impressive games. Powerful branded games are in high demand and fans as well as casino-game players will be thrilled to experience our new offering.”

Chief Executive Officer for Platinum Studios, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, said: “Gaming is a whole new playing field for us and perfectly follows Cowboys & Aliens’ success at the box office. I’m looking forward to people playing Cowboys & Aliens slots from their living room.”

Cowboys & Aliens tells the story of an alien invasion in the 19th Century – bet you can’t wait to see how they incorporate that one into a slot.


al murray sequalAfter celebrating the performance of its first licensed game under the Al Murray: The Pub Landlord brand not so long ago – JPM International has now announced the release of the sequel: Al Murray’s: All Hail To the Ale.

In a press release, the company state the sequel has been developed for the UK category B4 market, exhibiting “the instant player appeal and cheeky humour that contributed to the success of its predecessor”.

JPM’s Sales and Marketing Director, Simon McCarthy, said: “JPM has a long and successful history of working with licensed brands.” Al Murray’s Big Nite Out really captured the imagination of players. “We felt that it was important to keep up the momentum with a strong follow-on game. We’re confident that the Al Murray The Pub Landlord Brand will run and run.”

All Hail To The Ale features strong graphics and lighting sequences alongside 4 reel base games, four different prize trails, Nudgeweisers (Nudges), Features, Knockouts and Reel Ales (Win Spins).

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