Gods replace Superheroes as Playtech bids farewell to Marvel Slots
Gods will replace Superheroes in Playtech online slots in the months to come, as the software giant seeks a replacement for the soon-to-be-retired Marvel Slots series. And the revolution has already begun with Playtech announcing the launch of the first in a series of seven soon-to-be-released slots titles in the "Age of the Gods" slots series, entitled Age of Gods: King of Olympus.
If you weren't aware of the fact that the popular Marvel slots will be making an exit from online gaming, this may come as quite a surprise, but it has been in the works for quite some time.
In September 2009, Disney purchased Marvel, and it's no surprise that the family-oriented company elected to terminate the existing online slots licensing contract with the two licensed providers, namely Playtech and Amaya Technology.
While Amaya's licensing has already expired, Playtech's agreement will be up in June 2016 and no renewal has been offered. So Marvel slots days are numbered and it means that if you're a fan of these fantastic games, you have just over a month left to play them.
The list of Marvel games being retired are as follows:
- Captain America
- Elektra (slot & scratchcards)
- Fantastic Four (slot & scratchcards)
- Ghost Rider (slot & scratchcards)
- Iron Man, Iron Man 2 & 3
- Marvel Roulette
- Thor (slot and scratchcards)
- The Avengers
- The Incredible Hulk
- X-men (slot and scratch)
In light of withdrawing these games the Playtech team has been hard at work to replace these epic titles with something equally as legendary. What better way to do that than with mythological themes and gods? Yes, they may not be as popular and mainstream as the Marvel characters or have a cult following, but the potential for action is undeniable.
Also, based on the success of Microgaming's Thunderstruck slots, which have been followed up by various Greek and Norse mythology titles, they're a good bet.
And the first instalment, Age of the Gods: Zeus does not disappoint. This 5 reel, 25 payline game is available on both online and mobile casino platforms and is packed with features including free spins, multipliers and not one but 4 progressive jackpots up for grabs. And if you were a fan of the way that Iron Man 2 played, then you'll find a similar style and superior graphics in the new Zeus slot.
It's the dawn of a new age which unfortunately cannot be avoided, we'll miss the Marvel slots but have a feeling it will be short lived thanks to the fact that we have the new Age of Gods slots series to look forward to.