Aristocrat Licenses AMC's "The Walking Dead" to Create Engrossing New Video
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/13 -- Zombies are taking
over casinos across North America! Aristocrat has inked a licensing
agreement to bring AMC's monster hit "The Walking Dead" to a casino
Based on AMC's series, Aristocrat's "The Walking Dead" slot machine
game http://www.aristocratplayingdead.com grabs players and puts them
right in the middle of the show's gritty post-apocalyptic world with
a chance to escape with some major jackpots. Aristocrat is bringing
AMC's series to its award-winning VERVEhd(R) cabinet, where video
clips and images from the show will come to life with stunning HD
video and sound.
The thrilling and chilling new game is expected to hit casino slot
floors starting in early fall 2013, coinciding with the launch of the
series' highly anticipated fourth season.
Since its debut in October 2010, "The Walking Dead" has become the
most-watched TV drama in cable TV history. The season three finale
set ratings records, attracting 12.4 million viewers total, with 8.1
million viewers in the key 18-49 demographic. The show also has
nearly 17 million followers on Facebook and has earned two Emmy(R)
"We are very excited to bring AMC's 'The Walking Dead' to our product
line of player-favorite games. We have been very aggressive in
bringing top licensed products to operators and to their players, and
this new license with AMC and 'The Walking Dead' is a continuation of
that strategy," said Dallas Orchard Vice President of Gaming
"Capitalizing on the show's dedicated following; we have designed a
game that will appeal to the show's audience which consistently draws
a viewership, the most for any show on television for the 18-49
demographic. Clips and images from the show will combine with our
proven math models to create an incredible experience," Orchard
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and
published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" chronicles the struggle
for survival after a zombie apocalypse. The series follows a group of
survivors led by police officer Rick Grimes as they deal with
challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies and the toll these
Players of Aristocrat's "The Walking Dead" will have the opportunity
to face some of these same challenges. After all, living in a world
of zombies is always a gamble.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and
decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its
audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The
network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the
Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and
boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with "The
Walking Dead." AMC's original drama series include "Mad Men,"
"Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," "The Killing" and "Hell on
Wheels." Its newest series, "Low Winter Sun," premieres this summer.
AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its
slate of unscripted original series like "Comic Book Men," "Small
Town Security," "Talking Dead," and "Freakshow." AMC is owned and
operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC,
Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms,
including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
About Aristocrat Technologies Inc.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a
subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global
provider of gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than
200 regulators and its products and services are available in more
than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range
of products and services including electronic gaming machines and
casino management systems. For further information visit the
company's website at www.aristocrat-us.com.
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