Microgaming Launches Hitman Game Following Deal With Eidos



    DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, March 28 /CNW/ - Microgaming announces it has
released its eagerly awaited HITMAN game, following a global licensing deal
with games giant Eidos Interactive. The release follows in the footsteps of
Microgaming's hugely popular Lara Croft series.
    HITMAN is a global gaming phenomenon and continues to break new ground in
the so-called 'thinking shooter' genre. With the player placed in the role of
a retired assassin, this video slot replicates the exploits, advanced features
and thrilling missions that raised the game to the top of the global gaming
pile. Microgaming has managed to create a suspense-filled 15 line video slot
that provides adrenalin-fuelled excitement and many opportunities for solid
wins through Wilds, a new and thrilling 3 reel Expanding Wild feature,
Scatters, Free Spins and Bonuses.
    Players can enter a mysterious world and take out a contract to big
winnings in a cutting edge, engrossing and multi-level game, with a host of
exciting features. Some of the best, photo-realistic graphics in the business
pit Agent 47 in his ultra-cool, dangerous guise, right through an assortment
of tools-of-the-trade, such as sniper rifles, deadly drugs and the glint of
cold hard steel.
    Timing for the launch could not be better, as production starts on the
long awaited movie. Due for release in October 2007, the film features Timothy
Olyphant - star of US hit series, Deadwood in the lead role.
    Roger Raatgever, CEO, Microgaming, says, "Hitman is something really
special, so it goes without saying that we are delighted to have struck this
deal. Anyone who has experienced the thrills of Hitman on a PC or console will
know we have an absolute cracker on our hands. Ever since the launch of our
massively successful Lara Croft slots we've been looking for the next big
thing to excite the players and this delivers in every way. But it doesn't
stop there; we have equally exciting deals in the pipeline and I look forward
to announcing those later in the year."
    Microgaming: (www.microgaming.com)

    Microgaming is the world's largest poker and casino software provider,
powering 160 of the world's leading sites. As well as powering the Microgaming
Progressive Jackpot Network - world's largest progressive, it also powers the
world's leading poker network - the Microgaming Poker Network.




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