Some time ago, you may recall there was some scuttlebutt about Lord of the Rings casino games, and how the Tolkien family didn’t feel it was good merchandising for their brand. It’s funny to think of geek stuff hitting casinos in the first place, and now there’s Avatar casino games.
These games were unveiled at the Global Gaming Expo, and they look pretty cool, definitely not low budget slot machine stuff. There are two Avatar casino games, James Cameron’s Avatar Video Slots, and James Cameron’s Avatar Treasures of Pandora, that should be hitting Vegas this November. The games are from International Game Technology, who initiated talks about this project eighteen months ago.
As long time Cameron producer Jon Landau told the Reporter, “We’re looking at the Avatar brand, and how to build it as a global brand that lets people have the escape they want, but also delivers to them things that are provocative in their everyday life.”
With a trio of Avatar sequels coming in the near future, to first to see a release in 2016 or so, we’re willing to be there will be more Avatar gaming to come, and much more high tech than this. But for geeks stopping through in Vegas, this could also be a fun little diversion.