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New York-listed gaming supplier Scientific Games Corporation is readying the launch of a new slot for the land-based sector based on American comedy film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Developed exclusively for the supplier's new TwinStar V24/43 cabinet, the game includes footage from Paramount Pictures' iconic movies and features Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 4 News team.

It is a five-reel, 25-line video slot game that boasts a three-level Near-Area Progressive. The central game feature is the engaging Big Bonus Filmstrip Stop featuring all the characters in the news team. If the filmstrip stops on a character, a bonus game starring that character is triggered.

The options for the character bonus games include the Champ Kind Free Games, where Whammy symbols on the reels advance players up an award ladder; Ron's Giant Free Games, in which the reels expand to 20 lines; the Sex Panther Pick feature starring Brian Fantana; and Brick's Weather Wheels.

"Anchorman has woven its way into our culture, often referred to and quoted, it has proven to be an excellent story to base a slot game on," said Derik Mooberry, executive vice president and group chief executive of Gaming for Scientific Games.

"Our development team worked diligently to stay true to the films and incorporate the comical nuances and favorite scenes. We are certain that players and fans will be laughing in their seats, captivated by this highly entertaining game."

The company added that the Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy game would soon be available in various jurisdictions throughout North America.

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (Co. Data) (NSQ:SGMS) closed down marginally at $34.95 per share in New York Tuesday.