Where did this year go? There are Christmas adverts on the TV already, flu season has officially begun and your mate is already bothering you to buy a ticket to some New Years Eve event that will be inevitably disappointing. Somehow, we’re in our eleventh month of 2017, but with this year coming to a close, it does mean that we can get excited by all the new slots that 2018 will bring!
A few weeks ago, NetEnt released their Q1 roadmap for 2018, which outlines all the new slots we can expect in January, February and March, and we have to say we’re excited! NetEnt have launched some excellent games this year and it looks like they’re all set to continue in the same manner next year. Read on to find out more about all the new NetEnt slots you’ll be able to play in 2018.
Twin Spin Deluxe Slot — 10th January
The first slot of 2018 from the brand will come on the 10th of January. However, its a game that some readers may already be familiar with. Twin Spin Deluxe was exclusively released back in September to Unibet casinos and, as the name suggests, it serves as the sequel to the software developer’s highly successful Twin Spin game which was released back in 2013.
Since it’s exclusive launch, Twin Spin Deluxe has been dubbed as Twin Spin Cluster Pays, which gives you some idea as to how the game works. NetEnt seem to be very fond of the cluster pays mechanism at the moment, with recent slots such as Emoji Planet and The Legend of Shangri-La both boasting the innovative payline feature. Graphically, however, Twin Spin Deluxe looks much the same as it’s predecessor, with a retro theme and classic symbols such as cherries and sevens.
Universal Monsters: The Phantom’s Curse Slot — 24th January
Following on from the great Phantom of the Opera slot that was launched this year, NetEnt will release another Universal Monsters slot at the end of January. Looking at the title, we’re expecting this to be a sort of sequel to Phantom of the Opera and we’re already eager to play it! We know that NetEnt put extra effort into their branded titles, so we’re sure that this game will be packed full of new interesting bonus features and great graphics.
Fruit Spin Slot — 8th Feburary
February will see the launch of another NetEnt slot that’s already been exclusively released. Fruit Spin was gifted to Mr Green players all the way back in June and so many players may have already given it a spin. To be honest, we’re a little disappointed that NetEnt aren’t actually giving us brand new games, but that isn’t to say Fruit Spin is a bad slot.
The game benefits from a plethora of bonus features, including lucky wheels, stacked symbols, wild substitutions, scatter symbols and free spins. Furthermore, it’s a stunning slot. On the reels, you can expect to find traditional fruity symbols, however these have been given a luxurious makeover and now look as if they’ve been crafted from gemstones.
Asgardian Stones Slot — 22nd February
Finally, a slot we don’t have a clue about! Asgardian Stones will be released in some countries on Februrary the 22nd, but players in certain jurisdictions, such as Spain and Italy will have to wait until the 12th of March. So, what does that complicated word in the game’s name mean?
Asgard, Google informs us, is both a deity in the Norse religion and a realm in the Marvel Comics universe. However, we know that Marvel slots are generally produced by Playtech, and so we think that this new slot will be centered more around the mythology and religion side of things. After all, NetEnt are Swedish!
Miami Pursuit Slot — 22nd March
The final game mentioned in NetEnt’s Q1 roadmap is Miami Pursuit and it will be released towards the end of March. Much like Asgardian Stones, we have no idea what this game will be about, but that hasn’t stopped us from making several guesses.
For us, the name of the slot immediately conjured up flashbacks to the 80’s undercover cop drama, Miami Vice. A heavily stylised TV program, it’d be the perfect place for NetEnt to pull inspiration from. We’re expecting pastel colours, sunsets, fast cars and police chases. We could of course, be entirely wrong but don’t worry — the minute we know more, you will too!