ristocrat's popular patented Hyperlink range will be highly visible on the stand with no fewer than 24 machines of this genre. Amongst these, making their first European appearance at ICE will be a complete bank of licensed ZorroLink touchscreen games, featuring titles such as Zorro Unmasked, Zorro Returns and Zorro 2. Zorro will also appear in standalone progressive format.
Also new to the fold is the Xtreme Mystery theme Wild Africa: this will be demonstrated on a mixture of new and proven performers including Macaw Magic, Dolphin Treasure, Pelican Pete and 50 Lions.
Nearly half of the available floor space will be devoted to a mix of standalone products catering for varying casino layouts and jurisdictional requirements, with both high denomination and low denomination games being showcased in Aristocrat's Xcite cabinet. One of the brand new low denomination releases for Europe is Wild Panda, a 100-line game featuring charismatic state-of-the-art graphics and futuristic design features. Fresh-faced on the Double Standalone Progressive front are 20-line Outback Jack and 25-line Golden Archer, whilst another 25-liner, Lady of Fortune, gets her first outing as a single Standalone Progressive.
Completing Aristocrat's ICE 2007 line-up is a range of game models tailored to specific markets such as UK and France. Aristocrat will also show for the first time in Europe the new MKVI Slant cabinet.
Another first for Europe is PokerPro Heads-Up, a two-player, head-to-head version of the world's first electronic poker table. This is being given prime position in the on-stand poker pit between two 10-seat PokerPro tables, which were launched at ICE 2006 and whose popularity continues to gather momentum with a programme of new installations throughout Europe currently underway.
ACE Interactive will demonstrate the flexibility of its interactive server based gaming systems with a variety of upright and slant cabinets on display, bringing open sourced solutions to the gaming industry. An alternative hardware supplier's housing will be on-hand to show how easily the open software can be interfaced across different hardware platforms. In addition ACE Interactive will also show solutions for the UK B2 and B3 machine sectors.
Another highlight at ICE this year will be the newest in the Interblock line of multi-player, electromechanical gaming products. Featured in booth number 3200, Interblock's G4 Organic line of Luxury Gaming Products will be revealed for the first time. Aristocrat holds a 50% stake in the Elektroncek Group, of which Interblock is a wholly-owned subsidiary. Aristocrat is the distributor of the Interblock line of products in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and North America, while Interblock maintains distribution rights throughout Europe.
Exhibiting at one of the industry's most important expos isn't the only highlight for the company during January. The day before ICE commences at Earls Court, Aristocrat Technologies Europe will officially open their new European headquarters located at 25 Riverside Way, Uxbridge, Middlesex in west London, close to Heathrow Airport.