True to form, NetEnt have made a huge announcement at the ICE Totally Gaming Exhibition this week, by revealing they will be creating a Narcos themed slot. After securing a deal with the Netflix hit series’ creator, Gaumont, the slot looks set to be the brand’s next branded title, although no release date has been divulged just yet.
Narcos has been one of Netflix’s biggest success stories ever, with season 3 premiering as the most in-demand digital original in the U.S. and one of the top five worldwide. With such a huge fan base on their hands, Netflix will certainly be feeling the pressure to produce an innovative slot which does justice to such a fantastic series, however this is nothing unusual for the brand. NetEnt are renowned for tackling some of the biggest movie franchises ever, and we’ve got complete confidence in them to pull this off!
What Can We Expect?
To be completely honest, we’re not sure what this slot will look like! Narcos tells the tale of the Colombian drug trade, with the first two series focusing on kingpin Pablo Escobar. This definitely gives the software developers a starting point but, unsurprisingly, NetEnt are being very secretive about what’s in store for players. This is understandable, however, as this new game could be one of the biggest releases from the brand yet.
The slot marks the first time that any software developer will be bringing a Netflix series to online casinos, and this means that NetEnt could make history. Furthermore, with the fourth season of the series due to be released in September this year, there’s definitely going to be a lot of buzz around this game and NetEnt could be in a very privileged position to get a sneak peek at the upcoming episodes.
Henrik Fagerlund, the Chief Product Officer over at NetEnt is well aware of how important this new slot may be, noting that it gives the brand ‘yet another demographic who can have fun playing our games‘. He also added that ‘Narcos is certainly one of our biggest deals to date‘ and that the brand are ‘continuing to push boundaries‘ with their branded titles.
These statements bode well for both slot fanatics and fans of Narcos, as it means NetEnt will be treating the slot with the seriousness it deserves. Moreover, we’ve absolutely no doubts that NetEnt are the right people to handle this. The brand have such a rich history of branded title success and always manage to produce games with style, innovation and flawless attention to detail. Past NetEnt slots such as Planet of the Apes and the NetEnt Rocks Trilogy have proved this and we’re sure that the Narcos slot will be just as good, if not better!
More TV Branded Titles From NetEnt
Whilst NetEnt’s Narcos adaptation may be the slot making headlines right now, let’s not overlook the fact that the brand also just announced that they will be releasing another branded title this year! Not content with just creating one new slot based around a major TV series, NetEnt have also unveiled plans to bring a Vikings themed game to life.
Vikings is a historical TV drama based around, well, the vikings – duh! It’s first season came out in 2013 and has since gained quite the following. Available in the US via The History Channel and in the UK via Amazon Prime, this second announcement further proves what a force to be reckoned with NetEnt are. Securing one deal with a TV production company is impressive, but securing two deals at the same time is outstanding.
Speaking of the two new titles, Fagerlund concluded that ‘to be able to provide our players with a different genre of branded game, showcases the hard work we’re putting in behind the scenes to create such high-quality content and further expand our portfolio.’ We agree, and we can’t wait to play both games when they finally come to fruition later in the year.