iGaming content supplier Play'n GO announced Thursday the addition of a new online slot to its Dead series, called Pilgrim of Dead.
Pilgrim of Dead is described as a classic Ancient Egyptian slot with "a spooky twist." The title thematically picks up where its predecessors – namely, 2016's Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead – left off.
"The story follows a lone pilgrim as he wanders through the underworld in search of the Book of Life which is encased in a mysterious tomb. Help the pilgrim open the tomb to reveal the book and journey to paradise and find other hidden riches along the way," the company said of the game's story.
A lost pilgrim wanders the passages of pyramids in search of the tomb that hides The Book of Life, which will unlock the secrets to paradise! 📖— Play'n GO (@ThePlayngo) January 19, 2023
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If a player lands three or more tomb Scatters, the Book of Life will reveal itself and gift the pilgrim with the Special Expanding symbol that fans of the Dead series will be familiar with. The first special symbol to land on each reel becomes sticky during Free Spins and can expand, meaning a player's max prize potential is upped.
Book of Dead fans will be hit with "a wave of nostalgia" as players are allowed to stick with their pre-existing symbol or one-time Re-Roll opportunity, choosing to roll the dice for a potentially higher-paying symbol. The first time a player's chosen symbol lands, it will be illuminated in gold and stick to the reel, making for "a prized audio-visual spectacle on its own."
The latest title is an addition to the Dead series, which is comprised of Rise of Dead, Legacy of Dead, Scroll of Dead, Ghost of Dead, and last year's Secret of Dead.
George Olekszy, Head of Game Retention at Play'n GO, said: "The Dead series has surpassed iconic status. It's only right we continue its legacy with Pilgrim of Dead. This game is very much in line with the others in the Dead saga, as well as the wider Play'n GO library. Fusing classic mechanics fans love with Ancient Egypt was a no-brainer for us."
"The Expanding Symbols returns with a brand-new twist, and we think fans will love it. Not to mention this game has a wonderful visual flare to it, giving the slot the premium quality Play'n GO strives for," he concluded.