Internet betting group Microgaming announced that they've extended their content agreement with Square Enix, continuing a licensing deal that's been in place for 15 years.
The agreement will see Microgaming continuing to offer two existing Tomb Raider video slots. The first game, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider came out in 2004, and its sequel Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword came out in 2008. Additionally, Microgaming will be releasing a third Tomb Raider slot later this year that will continue Lara's exploits as she searches for treasure.
Tomb Raider is a major video game franchise, having launched in 1996. Protagonist Lara Croft is iconic in the world of pop culture and has spawned loads of merchandise and blockbuster films.
Speaking about the agreement Microgaming's Andrew Clucas shared: "We are incredibly excited to announce the renewal of our historic partnership with Square Enix to develop a new Lara Croft online slot game that honours and builds on the brand's massive popularity in the gaming industry, film and beyond. 2019 is our 15th anniversary with the brand and we plan to celebrate the unprecedented milestone with a wave of big reveals on another show-stopping stand at ICE."
Square Enix VP of Licensing Janet Swallow added: "We look forward to continue working with Microgaming to develop another successful branded online slot game, following the top performances of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™ in 2004, which marked the industry's first ever branded slot partnership, and Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword™ in 2008. We are excited to see a new action-packed Lara Croft adventure launch to the iGaming world and look forward to the big reveal at ICE 2019."