Microgaming has signed a licensing deal with Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. to be the exclusive developer of Tarzan online slot games. The agreement, which was brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation, all but guarantees that we'll see a new Tarzan slot in the near future.
Burroughs created the Tarzan character in his 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes, the first in a series of 26 novels about the jungle hero. Aside from all the novels about him, Tarzan is also the most-used character in cinema history, with 29 different actors playing him since 1918. The jungle dweller has also appeared in comics, two Broadway productions, and several TV series.
Tarzan's most-recent appearance on camera is in the big-budget 2016 film The Legend of Tarzan. Starring Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan and Samuel L. Jackson as George Washington Williams, this film has become a huge box office success, grossing almost $300 million to date. Microgaming was likely motivated by the movie blockbuster while pursuing this deal.
Tarzan will augment Microgaming's large portfolio of branded online slots, including Battlestar Galactica Slots, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bridesmaids, Game of Thrones, Hellboy Slots, Hitman, Jurassic Park Slots, The Lord of the Rings, Playboy, Terminator 2, The Dark Knight Rises, and Tomb Raider Slots.
Microgaming will begin work on an online slot featuring Tarzan, along with his wife, Jane, Professor Archimedes, and other jungle friends. This slot will also have Tarzan's famed yell along with detailed bonuses and other features.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, expressed excitement over being the exclusive provider of Tarzan-themed slots.
"Tarzan is recognized the world over, so we’re excited to be launching a slot hosted by this timeless character," said Raatgever. "Our highly talented games team relish working with a new brand, to build a game that celebrates and embraces it. Having seen the game in prototype, I can honestly say the online slot will not disappoint Tarzan fans; operators and their players can look forward to the game’s release this winter."
Raatgever added, "We could not be more pleased to license Tarzan and his friends to such a quality company as Microgaming. Their extensive experience in developing online slot games assures us they will build a game that will attract many fans and players to the game from around the globe."