VALLETTA, Malta Microgaming Systems has excited the online gaming community including the likes of JackpotCity Casino by announcing the release of Avalon 2: The Quest For The Grail online video slot, set to be released in February 2014. Although this casino game is a sequel to the original 2006 title, Microgaming has made it clear that they are not resting on their laurels and have thus far unveiled a teaser trailer for the actual game along with another one showcasing the design elements that have gone into the production thereof.
This upcoming title promises to deliver something not seen in any of Microgaming’s previous slot titles – eight bonus rounds. The game has five reels and will use the 243 Ways-to-Win system, but that is a gaming formality these days. Of far more importance is the interactive nature of Avalon 2: The Quest For The Grail along with its interesting storyline that not only updates the Arthurian myth by bestowing a very visual contemporary design, reminiscent of many current fantasy novels and films, but through motion capture technology, endows its key characters with incredible realism.
Avalon 2: The Quest For The Grail uses four main characters to set about what can only be described as a sweeping, epic tale – the type that will make players think of the Tolkien novels. Microgaming has fleshed out a full-fledged tale with the intention of drawing the player in and engrossing the individual in a world consisting of 3D design and animation. The addition of player choice with regards to the choosing of the quest path also lends this game longevity. The lead characters are King Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, Morgan and a sinister individual known as the Black Knight.
As the title suggests, this casino game bases its story around the quest for the Grail. In managing to get three or more Grail chalice symbols to appear on the reels, access is granted to a map of Camelot and on it the various bonus rounds. There are eight bonus rounds, each presenting players with unique challenges to win and get closer to the most coveted bonus round of them all — The Isle of Avalon.
Avalon 2: The Quest For The Grail online video slot shows a lot of promise. Its scale appears to be bigger than anything Microgaming has done in the past, and when the game lands in early 2014, the company and its affiliate online casinos such as JackpotCity are no doubt expecting an increase in their player bases.