Microgaming gets Musical with Phantom of the Opera Slot

We’ve seen a lot of new online slots based on blockbuster films, hit television series and famous rock bands in recent years. But when is the last time you played a musical slots game? No, not like musical chairs, but a game based on a famous musical production. They just don’t exist. But it’s finally happening as Microgaming has announced a new partnership with will see them create the Phantom of the Opera Slot.

Phantom of the Opera Slot

Last week, a press release from Microgaming proclaimed the new online slots creation is in the works. The world’s oldest real money digital gaming software brand secured a contract with The Really Useful Group to produce the Phantom of the Opera Slot, due to be released sometime in Q3 2017.

While the game is actually being created in the fashion of the 2004 movie, directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum and Minnie Driver, that film was an adaption English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous novel, and award-winning 1986 theatrical performance.

Phantom Of The Opera Slot

Microgaming has confirmed that the Phantom of the Opera Slot will feature “the main characters, musical numbers and original footage from the film.” We can look forward to the iconic musical’s most recognized songs to play in the background and during special feature sequences, like “Phantom of the Opera”, “The Music of the Night” and “All I Ask of You”.

“The Phantom of the Opera has had unequivocal success, played to over 140 million people worldwide!” said Microgaming Games Publisher David Reynolds, who could barely contain his enthusiasm over the new online slots deal.

“It’s exciting to be working with a musical, a new genre of branded content for Microgaming, extending and broadening our portfolio of games,” Reynolds continued. “Due out in Q3, this game will be a true celebration of the world’s biggest opera, balancing a healthy mix of base game features with a feature-packed free spins round.”

About Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera new online slotsThis mysterious tale of forbidden passion takes the audience to a shadowy world far below the picturesque beauty of the Paris Opera House, where the Phantom resides. Feared by all who encounter him – shamed by a hideous misformation – his love for Christine Daae, his beautiful and beloved protegee, is so strong, her heart cannot resist his romantic advances.

Phantom of the Opera is one of the most successful theatrical exhibitions the world has ever known. Inspired by the original 1909 novel by French author Gaston Leroux, it’s been performed in 166 cities, across 35 countries, to more than 140 million people, grossing an estimated $6 billion.

In 1986, the musical opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, and it’s continued to tour the globe for the last 31 years, claiming 70 major theatre awards along the way. It’s sure to draw an immense fan base later this year when Phantom of the Opera is released as a musical slots game.

The company shared the news with an extravagant celebration at ICE Totally Gaming on February 8 with elaborate decorations at the Microgaming Bar that included opulent drapes, chandeliers and original props from the movie.

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