Isle of Man-based gaming supplier Microgaming has announced the launch of its Playboy Gold online slot developed by Triple Edge Studios.

First unveiled at the ICE Totally Gaming expo last month, it is the latest slot to be based on the American men's lifestyle and entertainment brand following the launch of the original Playboy online slot and the Playboy Live Dealer game five years ago.

Playboy Gold was developed by independent Triple Edge Studios, one of a number of new games studios creating content exclusively for Microgaming and its Quickfire platform.

“Following our studio’s successful launch at ICE 2018, we are very proud to unveil Playboy Gold, our first official game release under the new Triple Edge Studios brand, exclusive to Microgaming,” said Brendan Walton, design lead at Triple Edge Studios. "Playboy Gold is the culmination of many months of hard work and we are extremely honoured to have had the opportunity to develop a visually stunning and feature-rich game that captures the iconic brand to the fullest.

“We are very excited to be working closely with Microgaming and I believe we have some amazing additions for 2018 that will deliver the very best gaming experience to Microgaming’s customers and their players.”

Playboy Gold is a 6-reel, 100-payline online slot featuring Playmate hosts Raquel Pomplun and Audrey Allen, alongside features such as Jumbo Blocks, Wheel Bonus and Match Bonus game.

In the base game, landing a full Jumbo Block featuring Playmates awards instant cash prizes, multipliers or respins. During respins the triggering Jumbo Block will expand to fill the centre reels, granting players big opportunities to gain golden rewards.

In the Wheel Bonus feature, Raquel accompanies players as they spin for instant wins, activate the Match Bonus, or are rewarded with the golden key to free spins. Players can unlock 10 free spins during the Free Spins feature, where a Jumbo Block is guaranteed to land on every single spin.

In the Match Bonus game, players can build up rewards and pick their way to a 10x multiplier by finding the matching Playmates hidden behind the game’s golden deck of cards.

“This partnership has produced in Playboy Gold one of the most exciting gaming experiences for players we’ve been involved with to date,” said Valerie Golson, senior vice president of gaming and location based entertainment at Playboy Enterprises. “We are so excited for the world to see Playboy Gold.”

Microgaming games publisher David Reynolds added: “Made up of some of the most creative minds in the industry and beyond, Triple Edge Studios’ focus on crafting innovative content really shines through in Playboy Gold.

“The game is full of exciting new features that guarantee plenty of thrilling opportunities to win, complemented by high quality visuals that lend to the rich gameplay. Playboy Gold is a fantastic addition to Microgaming’s extensive portfolio, and it is fully optimised for mobile to deliver seamless gameplay on a wide range of devices.”

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