Published on 18 February 2016 by James
It looks like the European Championships won’t be the only cause for ‘Football Fever’ in the summer of 2016 – because NetEnt have just announced the release of a new football themed slot for the May this year. We just have a name so far, but we are prepared to stick our necks on the line and say that Football: Champions Cup is going to be based on the beautiful game. So let’s get ready for kick off!
NetEnt’s Football: Champions Cup Slot
You can always rely on NetEnt to come up with some fantastic themes for their wide range of video slots. We’ve seen cartoon and TV based games, party themes, strange animal goings-on, adventure stories and music slots amongst many others. However, there haven’t been too many sporting slots so far, but it looks like they are ready to address this gap in the catalogue if the release of their Q2 roadmap for 2016 is anything to go by.
And where better to start than with the most popular sport in the world!? We don’t know for sure, but given that the game is scheduled for release in the early summer, we would bet good money that they have timed it to tie in with Euro 2016, which takes place in France across June and July. Whether there will be any formal link to the Championships is hard to say, the title of the slot is more suggestive of club football and the Champions League. The prize money on offer to the winners of that competition is notoriously huge, so let’s hope to casino game will offer similar winnings!
Goals Mean Prizes?
There’s no real precedent for a football slot in NetEnt’s back catalogue, so any features of the game are open to debate. We would have to expect goals to figure strongly and I wouldn’t be surprised to see goal scatter symbols trigger a free spins round. I reckon that a ‘penalty shootout’ bonus round is a decent possibility as well – keep scoring and the reels will keep spinning and winning. That said, NetEnt could have some famous footballers on board to put their faces to wild symbols, you never know. But it’s going to be fun finding out!
NetEnt’s Football: Champions Cup Release Date
Football Champions Cup is due for kick off on May 23rd, so it’s nicely timed to land between the end of the domestic club progammes around Europe and the beginning of Euro 2016. That will give you the opportunity to get a football fix during off season, but with cash prizes as your goal. We’ll keep you right up to date with any news as and when we get it – including those all important first visuals and free spins offers as launch day arrives.