Yes, you read that correctly. We’ll forgive you if you had to take a look at the title twice as we needed a second look for it to sink in too. Avalon, one of the truly legendary slots in the online industry, is to receive a brand new sequel in 2014 that has been designed from the ground up to capture all of the magic of the original while making it a truly outstanding proposition for any modern player.
We’re absolutely delighted with the news. Not only was Avalon one of the first online slots to truly hold our attention for extended periods of time, but you’ll know that we’re big fans of history themed slots whether real or fictional and the opportunity to play something new with an Arthurian theme is something that we certainly can’t turn down. Net Entertainment did a great job of bringing that theme bang up to date with Excalibur and it is certainly a quality slot – you can see for yourself by playing it here at Mr Gamez. The trouble is, it wasn’t quite Avalon. This new release, however, is.
Microgaming has announced that the game will officially be showcased for the first time at 2014’s ICE event in London, but they have already released some details to demanding players ahead of time to start the hype train rolling. Perhaps the most dated aspect of the original Avalon slot is the betting options, with only twenty win lines on offer. This has been remedied straight off the bat as Microgaming has opted for its ever popular 243 ways to win system on the new version. Perhaps the other gripe with the original is that the graphics haven’t aged particularly well at all. Fortunately, this is the other major area that has been tackled as the flat icons are to be replaced with brand new 3D renderings complete with animations and new sound effects.
Familiar characters will be making a return, including Merlin, Arthur and Guinevere and the main driving factor behind the action will once again be the quest for the Holy Grail. Indeed, the quest itself is going to be epic as there are eight different bonus rounds that will allow you to live out the journey for yourself. Different parts of the rounds will see you reforging Excalibur, taking a chance on the fortune wheel and even confronting the black knight in battle.
Can you tell we’re excited? The game will of course be added here at Mr Gamez as soon as it becomes available, where you’ll be most welcome to play it with no deposit required and if those feature rounds turn out as well as we think they will, then it is going to be a must see. In the meantime, you can check out the original Avalon slot right here on the site and be sure to take a look at our All Slots and Platinum Play casino reviews. You can play the original game for real cash there and also be safe in the knowledge that they will carry the new game in real money mode on the day of release.