Swedish gaming supplier Play’n GO has partnered with Denmark’s Hugo Games to launch a new online slot based on popular Danish animated troll, Hugo.

First seen on Danish TV screens in 1990, the interactive children’s TV show Hugo aired in more than 40 countries and has spawned a number of of video games, books, magazines, with a new animated feature film currently in development.

Copenhagen-listed Hugo Games owns the intellectual property rights to the Hugo franchise, with Play’n GO’s forthcoming title set to be the first real-money game adaptation for the company.

The deal between the parties will see operator RoyalCasino.dk receive exclusive distribution rights in Denmark, while Play’n GO will then bring the title to other markets around the world through direct operators deals.

Set for release in Q3 of this year, simultaneously in HTML5 and Flash, Hugo will be a five-reel, 10 pay line slot that features animations and sound based on the classic animated character’s original environments.

“We are extremely excited to work on Hugo – a character that many around the world grew up with and remember fondly,” said Martin Zettergren, chief operating officer of Play’n GO. “We can’t wait to bring Hugo and friends to the world of premium slots, and I’m certain that the agreement with Hugo Games A/S and RoyalCasino.dk will bear fruit for all parties.”