Playtech is a software company used by the biggest online casino and gaming sites in the UK. From William Hill to Bet365, Playtech seems to rule the software game. Like any successful business, they know they have to keep turning out new product to entertain players and entice casinos to purchase.
So, what did Playtech come up with most recently? A slot game that’s themed using not a UK character from a book or movie. And not one of the same in the whole of Europe. Instead, this company is going to sell machines themed for an American blockbuster film based on a New York Times Bestselling Comic.
While the comic proceeded the film, both forms of entertainment will likely be used for the slots. American actors, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wild, and British actor, Daniel Craig (otherwise known as James Bond) all starred in this action-packed movie. If you didn’t see it when it hit theaters last summer, it’s essentially the story of an 18th century cowboy whose small Western town is destroyed by invading aliens. It’s up to the American West heroes to devise a plot that will foil the aliens and their prisoners before they head back to outer space. We won’t tell you the end of the film, of course, but suffice it to say that America did not sacrifice its ego in order to deliver a surprise conclusion. The name of this comic/film/soon-to-be slot machine game is “Cowboys And Aliens.” Pretty straight forward.
If this sounds like something you’ll want to play, you’ll have to wait until the summer of 2012 to see it hit online casinos, and Playtech so far is keeping mum on the exact look of the game. If you really want a preview, rent the film, art aesthetics are likely to be taken directly from it.
If Cowboys and Aliens aren’t your thing, no worries. There are plenty of Playtech themed slots and games that include some of the world’s most recognizable characters, even if they are American in origin. Rocky, King Kong, Iron Man 2 and the Incredible Hulk are worth watching out for as well.