NetEnt is one of the most innovative and exciting software developers in the world. The industry might be changing, but NetEnt is always one step ahead with an incredible 35 game launches planned for 2019. Read our round-up of the year so far and what’s next for this juggernaut developer!
NetEnt taking the industry’s challenges head on!
It’s no secret that the gambling industry is changing. Stricter regulations and new licensing is something we are reading about every day and countries are rightly paying better attention to the issues that have been plaguing the industry for many years.
Many smaller software developers have been severely affected by the changes and are not able to react as quickly as some of the larger brands and are seeing massive deficits in their revenues. Onc brand who has managed to stay ahead is NetEnt. They have thrown everything they’ve got at developing new games to ensure they maintain their momentum during this period of transition. So far we think they’ve been doing pretty well, but see what you think…
2019 so far
NetEnt has had a storming start to 2019, and we’re not even halfway through the year yet! We have seen more game releases from them than ever before with several games launching in recent weeks, each with more impressive features that the last, and they seem to be showing no signs of slowing down.
In fact, NetEnt has committed to its fans to launch an incredible 35 games this year! It’s hard to comprehend that many games let alone living up to the high standards we all expect from them, but so far, 2019 has seen them do exactly that. They still have a way to go to get to the heady heights of their 35-game promise, but let’s see where we are so far this year…
Turn Your Fortune
2019 started well for NetEnt with the launch of Turn Your Fortune. The stunning looking game boasts two bonus features including Free Spins and Fortune Re-Spins plus with a 2000x your stake win potential it could very well end up living up to its name for a few lucky winners!
Read more about Turn Your Fortune…HERE!
Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruits
Next came Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruits, the third in the successful series of games which also includes Neon Staxx and Butterfly Staxx. This time the classic fruity symbols have turned cuboid! Colossal Symbols and Re-Spins have proved popular in this playful and colourful game.
Read more about Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruits…HERE!
Temple of Nudges
Temple of Nudges celebrated one of the oldest and best-loved slot game mechanics…the humble nudge. Or not so humble as it would appear as it has injected some pace and excitement into this jungle treasure hunt game!
Read more about Temple of Nudges…HERE!
Golden Grimoire appeared as if by magic in February of this year and was one of the most visually stunning games we’ve seen in some time. The game is full of tiny little details added by the designers that most would miss but it’s this care and attention to detail that sets NetEnt apart from their competitors, and it has never been so evident than in this magical little game.
Read more about Golden Grimoire…HERE!
The start of Spring also brought with it more new games from NetEnt including Scudamore’s Super Stakes as well as some new features we haven’t seen from them before in Wild Worlds. This colourful game is a whirlwind of features including the brand new Hero Wild Feature and the Destroy Feature which can be randomly triggered in a no-win situation creating a second chance at a win!
Read more about Wild Worlds…HERE!
Dead or Alive II
It was the showdown we’ve all been waiting for. The long-anticipated sequel to their gun-toting Wild West slot, Dead or Alive II, their high volatility slot landed at the end of April and received much appreciation from their fans (including us). It’s always a risk when doing sequels, especially when the original game was so iconic for them, but NetEnt seems to have landed a home run with this game and who knows, maybe we’ll see a third instalment!
Read more about Dead or Alive II…HERE!
What’s next for NetEnt in 2019?
NetEnt has had such a strong start to the year it’s hard to see how they can top it! But fear not slot fans, they have plenty in the pipeline to keep us on our toes!
We already know that they have a big collaboration in the making with the prince of darkness himself…Ozzy Osborne. We have seen them absolutely nail their rock series last year with Gun’s ‘N Roses, Jimi Hendrix and Motorhead, so we have massively high hopes for this next instalment which features one of the most iconic faces in the world of rock! We can expect to see some fantastic images of the man himself as well as an incredible soundtrack featuring his instantly recognisable vocals!
We don’t have a firm date for the release of Ozzy Osborne video slot but keep an eye on our updates for the latest news!
NetEnt is also due to launch Narcos any day now. There has been very little information released about this so far, but the game which will be based on the popular Netflix show about Pablo Escobar is hopefully going to be as exciting and dramatic as the show itself! The theme provides plenty of scope for NetEnt to get creative. The Columbian landscape would make for a perfect backdrop to the game, and they can really go to town with some sinister characters and thrilling features. We can’t wait for this one to drop!
NetEnt has confirmed another collaboration for later this year. Conan will be a character-driven game based around the Conan the Barbarian films, books and comics. This beloved character will be brought to life in a sword and sorcery themed game. If the promotional video is anything to go by, the graphics are going to be insane in this game. Truly a blockbuster in the making!
NetEnt have also confirmed that a new MAX concept game will launch in June. We have seen this with Turn Your Fortune where the operators can choose to select which volatility slot they wish to feature. We will bring you any news on this as NetEnt releases additional information.
Wow, that should keep us all pretty busy for a while!
NetEnt rise to the challenge
NetEnt is a juggernaut developer that looks as though they are going to continue taking the gaming world head-on. Their revenue has held pretty steady and in some quarters has seen some growth. This may sound like a negative, but it really isn’t, software developers have all been hit hard by stricter regulations in several markets including Sweden. However, NetEnt seems to be holding their own in these tougher times, and this will be in the most part down to their new releases. Slot players are always on the lookout for that next big thing, and Netent never seems to fail to deliver on that!
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What's Next for NetEnt?
NetEnt is one of the most innovative and exciting software developers in the world. The industry might be changing, but NetEnt is always one step ahead wit