iSoftBet Launches New Samurai-Themed Slot as News of Acquisition Deal Breaks

Rising amuraiThe innovative online games supplier, iSoftBet announced the release of a brand-new Samurai-themed slot game. This, against the backdrop of news that the group is being acquired by the iconic gaming group, International Game Technology (IGT) for $174 million in a cash deal.

The new slot game is 5-reel title which is packed with some super and surprising bonus features. It joins other games in the iSoft Games Hold & Win collection such as The Magic Orb slot and Plunderin’ Pirates slot.


New iSoftBet Slot - Rising Samurai: Hold & Win

The result is a highly entertaining slot machine which has the ability to reward players well through action-packed and immersive features.

These are just some of the bonus features that players will find in the game:

  • 576 ways to win in the base game, with the opportunity to increase this up to 3,087 ways during the free spins round.
  • The top-paying symbols in the game are the four Samurai warriors. These have the power to award you with up to 12.5 x your bet if you land five of the red guys.
  • The Shuriken Star is the wild symbol in Rising Samurai slot and stands in for any other symbol in the game, creating winning combinations.
  • Land five Samurai coins to unlock the Hold & Win Respins feature to collect up to 250 x multipliers.
  • The Free Spins bonus feature is triggered with three or more bonus symbols, during which time the Samurai Booster symbols open extra rows over the middle reels to boost your chances of winning, or by boosting the win multiplier.

What iSoft Game Says

Commenting about the new Rising Samurai: Hold & Win was Max Claxton, head of games at iSoftBet who said: “Risiing Samurai sees us steering the Hold & Win offering in a new direction by drawing inspiration from Japan and the ways of its noble warriors.”

“The title goes above and beyond in terms of the impressive number of modifiers and special symbols it provides, giving players every chance of landing an impressive win while they enjoy the exceptional graphics and animations on display.”

iSoftBet Acquisition Deal

In the meantime, it was reported this week that iSoftBet will be acquired by IGT, essentially doubling the IGT PlayDigital content library to 225 games. It is expected that the deal will close during the second quarter of this year, if all goes according to plan.

IGT executives believe that the acquisition of iSoftBet will provide market-test proprietary content, advanced game aggregation capabilities, scalable promotion tools and strong creative talent to IGT’S PlayDigital operations.

“This will enhance PlayDigital’s competitive capabilities with a proven, complementary content portfolio across Europe and North America as we provide best-in-class games and technology to our fast-growing igaming customers,” said IGT’s chief executive Vince Sadusky.


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