27 June 2008 (London, UK) — Cantor Gaming, operator of www.cantorcasino.com, has signed an exclusive deal with the fantasy magazine, Heavy Metal, to produce a range of world-class, online casino games based on the characters in the magazine.
Cantor Gaming has teamed up with Kevin Eastman, owner of Heavy Metal magazine, to bring the characters and storylines to the online gaming market as part of its mission to provide its players with fresh, exciting games from leading brands around the world.
Manu Gambhir, Managing Director of Cantor Gaming said “Heavy Metal has long been a cult classic and our design teams immediately saw the ability to build innovative, cutting-edge casino games based on the brand. The games will be edgy, highly animated and deliver a completely new experience to our players.”
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the hugely successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand, owns and runs the American-licensed Heavy Metal, which derived and translated much of its early content from the original Métal Hurlant publication in France. The magazine is designed in a comic format, targeted at an adult audience and will be turned into a movie during 2010, following a deal between Mr Eastman and a leading studio.
Commenting on the agreement with Cantor Gaming, Mr Eastman said “I am delighted to have reached an agreement with Cantor Gaming to bring the unique characters and storylines to a new marketplace that I am sure will appreciate the vibrancy and originality of the brand.”
Heavy Metal, with its unique visual style and comic book storyline, is the latest addition to www.cantorcasino.com which is building up its portfolio of innovative offerings alongside traditional casino games such as blackjack, roulette and slots.
This innovation is typified by StatJack™ and Cantor Financial Odds. The former counts cards for the player, allows bets on the dealer’s hand and tells the player the best choice on each hand, whilst the latter brings betting on real-world movements in stock, currency and commodities into the casino world, where players can bet as little at £1 on what will happen in the next 5 minutes. Visit www.cantorcasino.com to see more unique offerings.
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About Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal Magazine is a thirty year old brand that publishes nine regular issues per year, as well as a line of hardcover art books and trade paperbacks. www.heavymetal.com features a wide range of programming including weekly artist gallery updates, online graphic novels, chat rooms, a full service mail order shopping mall, and receives more that 500,000 unique monthly visitors.
Heavy Metal Entertainment’s licensing includes two animated feature films, video games, soundtracks, toys, and a wide range of pop culture collectibles.
Heavy metal is a registered trademark of Metal Mammoth Inc.