Last month Microgaming announced plans to launch the highly anticipated Avalon 2 online slot, the sequel to the original game. The sequel was scheduled to launch at multiple Microgaming-affiliated online casinos, with some debuting the game before others.
The casino games developer confirmed that Jackpot City Casino is one of the first domains players can find Avalon 2. Jackpot City is one of the most well regarded online casinos within Microgaming’s network, and was expected to be among the first places to host the new game.
As a sequel to the original game, Avalon 2 picks up where the first one left off in terms of story and characters. The game begins with an introductory movie that recaps the story of the first game, and sets up the premise for the sequel. The intro also previews some of the new features developed by Microgaming, including the new ways to obtain wild symbols and bonuses.
Players return to the ancient kingdom of King Arthur and his band of knights, who are in search of the stolen Holy Grail. Along their search, they stumble upon the magical island of Avalon, which became synonymous with the legendary story of Arthur.
Tim Crump, an editor whose network promotes the Avalon gaming series, says there was very little surprise that one of the first places to debut Avalon 2 would be Jackpot City Casino.
“Jackpot City is the quintessential Microgaming casino. It offers their games in an undiluted form via both instant play and download formats, and retains a colourful, Vegas-style feel to its presentation that gamers never tire of.”