Isle of Man-based gaming supplier Microgaming is set to further strengthen its branded slots portfolio after securing exclusive licensing rights to develop a Tarzan branded game.

Microgaming’s Tarzan online slot will launch later this year on desktop and mobile, featuring the hero alongside Jane, Archimedes and a number of his jungle friends, as well as distinctive images and soundtrack.

Tarzan first appeared in the 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, Tarzan of the Apes, and spawned 25 sequals. Since then, the jungle hero has become the most filmed character in motion picture history and has been portrayed by 29 different actors.

A new film, The Legend of Tarzan, has just been released in cinemas worldwide, starring Alexander Skarsgård as the title character, with Samuel L Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent and Christoph Waltz in supporting roles.

“Tarzan is recognised the world over, so we’re excited to be launching a slot hosted by this timeless character,” said Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever. “Our highly talented games team relish working with a new brand, to build a game that celebrates and embraces it.

“Having seen the game in prototype, I can honestly say the online slot will not disappoint Tarzan fans; operators and their players can look forward to the game’s release this winter.”

James Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc, which owns the rights to the writer’s literary works, added: “We could not be more pleased to license Tarzan and his friends to such a quality company as Microgaming.

“Their extensive experience in developing online slot games assures us they will build a game that will attract many fans and players to the game from around the globe.”