Isle of Man-based iGaming supplier Microgaming has renewed its long-standing partnership with Square Enix to develop a third online slot game based on Lara Croft.

Microgaming first partnered Square Enix to develop the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider slot fifteen years ago, with a sequel, Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword, released in 2008.

Set for release later this year, the third title will once again feature the fearless heroine, ready to lead players on a new quest unearthing ancient trails and rewarding discoveries. It is being developed by Triple Edge Studios, an independent studio which provides content exclusively for Microgaming.

“We are incredibly excited to announce the renewal of our historic partnership with Square Enix to develop a new Lara Croft online slot game that honours and builds on the brand’s massive popularity in the gaming industry, film and beyond,” said Microgaming chief operating officer Andrew Clucas.

“2019 is our 15th anniversary with the brand and we plan to celebrate the unprecedented milestone with a wave of big reveals on another show-stopping stand at ICE.”

Square Enix West vice president of licensing Janet Swallow commented: “We look forward to continue working with Microgaming to develop another successful branded online slot game, following the top performances of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2004, which marked the industry’s first ever branded slot partnership, and Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword in 2008.

“We are excited to see a new action-packed Lara Croft adventure launch to the iGaming world and look forward to the big reveal at ICE 2019.”

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