Microgaming’s Avalon II: The Quest For The Grail launched at ICE Totally Gaming 2014 this week. Avalon II is the sequel to one of Microgaming’s longest-standing and most successful titles. The original Avalon online slot was launched on the Casino platform in 2006. It was an instant hit and has remained a player favourite ever since. High in demand, the slot was released on mobile in 2010, followed by a multi-player version in 2013.
Building on the success of its predecessor, Avalon II takes players on an epic quest to retrieve the Grail which has been stolen from its secret resting place. Merlin, Arthur, Guinevere and the treacherous Morgan Le Fay are beautifully brought to life in 3D along with several other legendary characters. 3D rendered animations, coupled with professional voice acting and an impressive musical score, sets Avalon II apart from any other game in its genre.
The five reel, 243 ways-to-win video slot combines striking visuals with captivating gameplay whereby players will be transported through eight exciting bonus games in their quest to retrieve the Grail. The bonus rounds consist of some player favourite features such as Rolling Reels and Trailing Wilds, and patent-pending features including the Isle of Avalon bonus which presents the opportunity to win an unfathomable 5099 bonus round multiplier.
The excitement is not limited to the bonus games; Merlin can appear at any time in the base game to award cash prizes or enhance a win with a magical multiplier. In addition, the third reel contains the elusive Lady of the Lake symbol, which will expand into a wild reel to complete additional wins.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, commented: “Avalon has been a top-performing game for us since its launch; the slot has a huge and very loyal fan base. At Microgaming we’re very proud of the mix we have in our portfolio of licensed brands including The Dark Knight Rises and Playboy, and iconic brands that we have created ourselves, such as Thunderstruck and Avalon. Avalon II takes the Avalon brand to a whole new level; we are delighted with the end product; it really is a work of art.”