Published on 30 April 2015 by Rhi
It’s that time of the year now where we find out what’s next for Netent on their game front. The next game to get excited about is Stickers but what after that? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the details of 4 new releases and their dates. We don’t yet have the full details of each game, so keep an eye out on our news section as we’ll be sure to let you know the second we hear anything.
Desktop + Touch Combined
Netent originally created all of their games for desktop, as that’s how people played. But since the explosion of smartphones and tablet devices, they knew they had to optimise and fast. It’s not as simple as displaying the desktop game on a mobile, it just wont work well, so they had to rebuild all their games in a new, Netent Touch, version, perfectly optimised for the smaller, portable devices. At the time they went through and made their most popular games in a Touch version, but these days they release new games on both desktop and mobile with a Netent Touch version at the same time, so each launch requires twice the work to get each version ready in time.
24th JUNE 2015
- Neon Staxx desktop video slot
- Neon Staxx Touch.
23rd JULY 2015
- Sparks desktop video slot
- Sparks Touch.
24th AUGUST 2015
- Dazzle Me desktop video slot
- Dazzle Me Touch.
23rd SEPTEMBER 2015
- Hook’s Heroes desktop video slot
- Hook’s Heroes Touch.
Netent June 2015 Release
Neon Staxx: 24th June 2015
We don’t yet have the detailed specifics of these up and coming games so I can’t tell you how it’ll look or what features it’ll include. I can speculate though and with a name like ‘Neon Staxx’ I think we can safely expect two things: super bright colours and Stacked Wilds! A Stacked Wild is one that covers more than one symbol, sitting vertically on the reels, expanding the chances of winning each time it appears. Wild Symbols work to complete any winning lines sitting in their path.
Netent July 2015 Release
Sparks: 23rd July 2015
The name ‘Sparks’ conjures up a lot of different images for me: shooting stars, fireworks, sparkling gems, love and romance, but which will it be based on? As of yet, we can’t say, but I’m rather hoping for the fireworks theory. I love nothing more than a stunning display of fireworks, exploding with colour in the sky. They have such a magical feel, it’d make me incredibly happy to see a video slot from Netent based on this wonder.
Netent August 2015 Release
Dazzle Me: 24th August 2015
I don’t know about you but I’m sensing a definite theme in this 3rd of the year; neon, sparks, dazzle… they’re all bright, light and colourful. Seems to me that this is going to be a super summer filled with sunshine, blue skies and plenty of fun on the reels in the form of new Netent games doused in gems and sparkles! Dazzle Me is surely going to be filled with diamonds and gems to take your breath away.
Netent September 2015 Release
Hook’s Heroes: 23rd September 2015
I’ll be honest with you, this one has me puzzled. ‘Hook’ is making me think of the fearsome and unforgiving Captain Hook from the well known Peter Pan story. But the reason I’m puzzled is that Captain James Hook was undoubtedly the bad guy, and could not be placed in the same breath as ‘heroes’. The Hook vs Pan rivalry began when Hook captured Wendy Darling (who was very dear to Peter Pan). Pan went on to defeat Hook and rescue Wendy, in the scuffle, cutting off Hooks hand (which was replaced with a metal hook, hence the name!) and feeding it to a nearby crocodile, who spent the rest of his days with a special taste for Hook. I rather fancy this slot may tell this story from Hooks side of things and perhaps change our preconceptions about this feisty pirate!