More Marvel Games in the Works as Cryptologic Extends Deal with Marvel
Date Posted : June 23, 2009
CryptoLogic Limited, a world leader in Internet casino and branded gaming software, today announced the extension of its exclusive licensing agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc., a relationship that has produced some of the company’s most popular and profitable games.
Under the agreement, CryptoLogic retains its rights as the exclusive worldwide developer of Internet casino games based on Marvel’s characters as they appear in the comic books through 2013. This is the third time CryptoLogic has extended its very successful licensing agreement with Marvel.
“CryptoLogic’s exclusive partnership with Marvel has been daringly different for our industry – as together we have brought some of the world’s favourite characters to the world’s top Internet casinos,” said Brian Hadfield, CryptoLogic’s President and CEO. “It’s exciting to extend a deal that has been mutually successful and profitable, and to strengthen CryptoLogic’s competitive advantage in the branded gaming space. We look forward to working with Marvel to deliver an even more compelling experience for every player, every day.”
According to Simon Philips, President, Worldwide Consumer Products for Marvel Entertainment, “We are very pleased to be extending our relationship with CryptoLogic. They have proven they are able to translate Marvel’s world renowned Super Heroes into hugely successful Internet casino games and we are confident they will continue to fully leverage these properties on a global level.”
Since 2005, CryptoLogic has launched more than 17 slot games featuring classic Marvel Super Heroes — including Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Blade, Sub-Mariner, the Punisher and others — at some of the world’s most popular Internet casinos.
Boasting more than 280 games, CryptoLogic has one of the most comprehensive casino suites on the Internet today, with games featuring some of the world’s most famous action and entertainment characters. CryptoLogic has earned rave reviews from industry peers and players alike, and in 2009 earned Gambling Online Magazine’s Top Casino Software award for the fourth consecutive year. Based on the votes of players around the world, it is widely considered the industry’s top honour.
“CryptoLogic is committed to building on this great partnership by delivering even more blockbuster entertainment with Marvel in the years to come,” added Justin Thouin, CryptoLogic’s Vice President.