WMS Gaming is
Keeping Players in the Game™
at G2E® 2014
At G2E® 2014, WMS will introduce new player-focused mechanics that differentiate and elevate the gaming experience, new top box enhancements for the Gamefield xD™ cabinet, and showcase new game features for popular themes such as Goldfish®, Zeus™, Reel ‘Em In!® and Life of Luxury®, that address player preferences and current market requirements.
Highlights of new for sale and gaming operations products on display at G2E include:
Extending the Video Game Library
A highlight of the Company's video cabinet offerings at G2E 2014 will be the Blade™ cabinet, currently one of the industry's strongest performing platforms thanks to superior graphics and increased player engagement enabled by its next-generation CPU-NXT®3 operating platform. WMS will demonstrate new for sale games for its expanding video content library, including the Double Buffalo Spirit™, Snow Leopard™, and Sweet Nothings™ themes. Follow-up themes to the player-popular OMG! Kittens™ game – OMG! Puppies™ and OMG! Kittens Safari™ themes – will also make their G2E debut.
Also on display at this year's G2E on the Blade video platform is the Cool Jewels™ theme, which represents the first theme WMS Gaming and Williams Interactive are simultaneously launching for land-based, social and real money wagering.
Blade Stepper Brings Power of Blade Platform to Mechanical Player
The Blade Stepper cabinet is a natural evolution of the proven Blade platform, bringing the classic mechanical reel game experience to the contemporary slot floor with the features stepper players seek – including vibrant mechanical reels that combine seamlessly with HD touch screens and beautiful glass artwork. Among the new Blade Stepper themes premiering at G2E 2014 are The Best Things in Life®, Hearts & Dreams™, and High Speed™Turbo® themes.
Two New Next-Generation Blade Hybrid Slant Cabinets
A key highlight of WMS' appearance at G2E 2014 will be the debut of two new Blade cabinet configurations. The result of WMS' most intensive player research development process ever, the new player-focused hybrid slant Blade cabinets combine a revolutionary advance in technology with an innovative form that falls outside the traditional hardware platforms on casino slot floors today.
The Blade s23 cabinet, a hybrid slant cabinet that combines the key player-favorite features of the Blade cabinet and dual 23” HD displays along with the latest Blade cabinet content. The Blade s23 cabinet offers a captivating bank appearance with dynamic game-driven direct and ambient lighting effects across a broad array of content – including Double Buffalo Spirit™, Eagle Maiden™, and Exotic Butterfly™-themes – designed to further drive player engagement.
The Blade s32 cabinet features dual 32" full HD Metascreen® technology displays and an ergonomically angled Button Panel tablet with a projected capacitive multi-touch screen for improved gameplay integration. This new cabinet will launch with two themes, the Hot Hot 8™ and Dragons over Nanjing™ themes.
First Ever Community Immersion Game on Gamefield xD Platform
The Gamefield xD cabinet continues to be a strong performer for the gaming operations segment of the slot floor and this year WMS is introducing the first ever Community Immersion game for this popular cabinet. Offering never before seen differentiation, the Reel ‘Em In! Super Cast™ theme with wand technology has two Gamefield xD cabinet bases paired with three vertical 46” LCD screens that display a single image.
World Class Entertainment Brands Combined with Unique Game Play Action
WMS remains committed to expanding its strong library of branded content by leveraging the built-in loyalty of iconic entertainment brands with unique game play and player interaction, and differentiated hardware to create new experiences. Top-performing brands such as THE WIZARD OF OZ™, MONOPOLY, THE LORD OF THE RINGS™, and WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™ themes will return to the G2E 2014 show floor and be joined by exciting new brands such as THE FLINTSTONES™, MAD MEN®, GREMLINS™, ELTON JOHN™, ELVIS® and AUSTIN POWERS™ themes.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Company’s portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit: http://www.scientificgames.com.
AUSTIN POWERS™ & © New Line Productions, Inc. (s14)
ELVIS PRESLEY © Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.; ELVIS PRESLEY Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
G2E is a registered trademark of the American Gaming Association and Reed Elsevier Inc. Used with permission.
GREMLINS™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14)
MAD MEN is a trademark of Lions Gate Television Inc. © 2014. All Rights Reserved. www.amctv.com/originals/madmen
MONOPOLY is a trademark of Hasbro. Used with permission. Ó2014 Hasbro. All rights reserved.
THE FLINTSTONES™ & © Hanna-Barbera. (s14)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS © 2014 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.
THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. (s14) Judy Garland as Dorothy from THE WIZARD OF OZ. (s14) WILLY WONKA™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment. (s14)
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