Not only is NetEnt one of the most prolific developers (with the aim it delivers on of putting out at least one game each and every month), it’s also the developer which is most forthcoming with information about forthcoming games releases. As such, this week saw NetEnt publish its roadmap for quarter 1 (Q1) of 2017. This basically just means that NetEnt has told us all the games it plans to release over the next three months, so we can all get excited and impatient to play them. We thought we’d take a quick look at the roadmap, and see which games you should really be looking forward to this quarter.
January 24th 2017 – Divine Fortune
The very first NetEnt release of the year comes in just a couple of days, on the 24th, with Divine Fortune. Unfortunately, other than the name, NetEnt is giving very little away about this release. Fortunately, when you’re in the know like we are here at MobileSlots4U, the name is all you need to make certain guesses about the game we’re going to expect.
We know this game has a local jackpot (a progressive jackpot tied to the amount players wager on the game), and this tied into the ‘Fortune’ in the name suggests that this is going to be the next game instalment in the ‘… Fortune’ series of games (think Mega Fortune and Mega Fortune Dreams). Seeing as the predecessors in this series focused on depictions of the high life, it seems pretty safe to assume that Divine Fortune will take a similar path. So keep an eye out for the inspirational symbols and massive jackpots.
February 9th 2017 – Joker Pro
When it releases next month, Joker Pro will step into the spotlight as NetEnt’s third most volatile slot, making it the perfect game for players who like a bit of risk, and have a bit of patience. We know a little more about this game than we do with Divine Fortune, like it’s a 5-reel, 3-row, 10-line video slot with features like the Joker Pro Re-Spins and exciting Hot Spot Win. The Joker of the title refers to the kind you’d find in a pack of cards, and the reels are covered with symbols pertaining to luck like shamrocks and horseshoes.
Despite rocking some great features, Joker Pro is a relatively stripped down slot, with quite a basic gameplay interface (especially by NetEnt standard), which is another reason it will predominantly appeal to the kinds of players who like to take things a little more seriously. If you’re wondering why we know so much about Joker Pro, you’ll be glad to hear that before its actual launch, you can play the game exclusively at Betsafe, so head over there now if you want to give it a go.
February 23rd 2017 – Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist
The other game you can play exclusively at Betsafe before its official release date next month is Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist. Who doesn’t love a good old western train heist? Well, I guess the conductor, driver and passengers on the train, but who else could really not enjoy the thrill and action of an audacious locomotive robbery? This slot celebrates the best of the western genre in the most exciting way possible – with a plethora of bonus features.
It’s all about the wilds with Wild Wild West, with the game featuring 4 different kinds of wilds. You’ll encounter Regular Wilds, Expanding Wilds, 2x Multiplier Wilds and Spreading Wilds, each associated with the faces of different characters, including a number of the robbers themselves. NetEnt has also thrown in Extra Spins, just for good measure too.
March 21st 2017 – Jungle Spirit: Call Of The Wild
I’m almost 100% sure there was an Ace Ventura film of this same name, but I couldn’t be certain… anyway, bringing Q1 to a close for NetEnt is (yet another) jungle themed slot which we actually know very little about. Being a NetEnt slot means that it’s absolutely certain that whatever jungle the name is referring to will be brought to life in spectacular fashion, with vivid graphics and a soundtrack of wild animals and jungle rain. We’ll obviously be the first to let you know more about this game when we find out ourselves, but until then, let’s look forward to its release in two months.