he relationship has produced some of the firm’s most popular and profitable games and the extension will see CryptoLogic retain its rights as the exclusive worldwide developer of Internet casino titles based on Marvel’s characters as they appear in the comic books through 2013.
“CryptoLogic’s exclusive partnership with Marvel has been daringly different for our industry as, together, we have brought some of the world’s favourite characters to the world’s top Internet casinos,” said Brian Hadfield, President and Chief Executive Officer for CryptoLogic.
“It’s exciting to extend a deal that has been mutually successful and profitable and to strengthen CryptoLogic’s competitive advantage in the branded gaming space. We look forward to working with Marvel to deliver an even more compelling experience for every player every day.”
This is the third time CryptoLogic has extended the original 2005 licensing deal. Since that time, it has produced more than 17 slot games featuring classic Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Blade, Sub-Mariner and The Punisher for some of the world’s most popular online casinos.
“We are very pleased to be extending our relationship with CryptoLogic,” said Simon Philips, President Of Worldwide Consumer Products for Marvel. “It has proven that it is able to translate Marvel’s world-renowned superheroes into hugely successful Internet casino games and we are confident that it will continue to fully leverage these properties on a global level.”
Boasting more than 280 games, CryptoLogic has one of the most comprehensive casino suites on the Internet today with games featuring some of the world’s most famous action and entertainment characters.
“CryptoLogic is committed to building on this great partnership by delivering even more blockbuster entertainment with Marvel in the years to come,” said Justin Thouin, Vice-President for CryptoLogic.