Aristocrat Gaming™ to Change the Gaming Industry Forever with the Release of Specialty Dune Slot Machines in Casinos Timed to the U.S. Theatrical Release of Denis Villeneuve’s Highly Anticipated Film Adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Classic Novel
LAS VEGAS (October 5, 2021) – In a first that changes the gaming industry forever, Aristocrat Gaming™ will release specialty Dune slot games in casinos timed to the U.S. theatrical release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ highly-anticipated Dune film.
This new game development of releasing timed to a major film’s theatrical release is a landmark in entertainment and further demonstrates Aristocrat’s leadership and commitment to innovation. Furthermore, a release of this kind deepens the ties between the gaming and filmed entertainment industries.
“We are thrilled to have the privilege of releasing the Dune slot game alongside the feature film for the first time in company history,” said Jon Hanlin, Aristocrat Gaming’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Business Analytics. “Once players leave the movie theater, they can continue the story and fun on casino floors nationwide.”
An adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestselling book from Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), Dune is scheduled to open around the world beginning September 15, and in the US on October 22 in theaters and on HBO Max. Dune the slot game will feature a generous number of sights and sounds from the film with themed game play unique to the game.
Dune the slot game appears, appropriately, on Aristocrat’s new and technologically advanced Neptune Double™ cabinet. Neptune Double provides players with an out-of-this-world theatrical style experience with curved 49-inch monitors and 4K visuals, state-of-the-art sound, and a custom-designed, adjustable sound chair.
Dune the slot game has a $500,000 multi-site progressive jackpot. Unique to Dune the slot game are new mechanics such as multiplier stacks, which add increased volatility and excitement to the base game, and frequent scatter triggered features use proven game mechanics in new ways.