he majority of games on stand 3415 will be available for immediate release, subject to regulatory approvals.
First unveiled at the National Indian Gaming Association’s 2010 Tradeshow (San Diego) in April, Viridian WS has made fanfare appearances at major trade exhibitions around the world, including G2E Asia (Macau) in June, SAGSE (Buenos Aires) in October and culminating in its primary presentation at last month’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.
Aristocrat’s General Manager – Europe, Daniel Lindsay stated: “European casino operators may be the last geographical group to witness this phenomenon, but thanks to a major rescheduling of our global development and manufacturing processes they will now be among the first to have the opportunity of placing Viridian WS on their gaming floors, perhaps as much as six months earlier than initially planned.”
Running on Aristocrat’s powerful GEN 7 platform, the widescreen incarnation of the award-winning Viridian series is designed to give players an amazing new gaming experience, offering improved ergonomics, easier accessibility and larger screens.
Key features of Viridian WS include high resolution recessed 22-inch LCD monitors, a new easier to reach location for card readers, a reduced belly area for improved leg room, enhanced ambient lighting around the edge of the cabinet, a new upgraded sound system with speaker location optimised for improved acoustic reception and a new 13-button low-profile button panel.
Aristocrat’s new Nteractiv LCD programmable button technology also provides an optional extra to put more interactivity at players’ fingertips. The industry’s first full-colour LCD display buttons can rotate messaging to attract players and deliver further instructions or simply wish them luck when playing, whilst the Big Bash button can feature bespoke animations.
Daniel Lindsay concluded: “Our innovations for 2011 are not just confined to new hardware. We’ve been building for the future and now we’re ready to unleash a dazzling array of new games and exciting new game categories in Europe, the size and spread of which has never been seen before in Aristocrat’s ICE portfolio. Furthermore, this new generation of games has one overriding advantage over other offerings in the market; implicit within every game is one of Aristocrat’s core competencies – a complex maths model that is second to none.”