Plata or Plomo? Well, how about some Free Spins, instead! NetEnt, the premium creator of branded video slot, is here to please all fans of Narcos. Indeed, the hit series from Netflix will see this year its 4th season. And the developer announced the launch of a new slot game inspired by the popular TV show shortly after. This means by early 2019 fans will enjoy the Columbian-mafia style game on a video slot format, too.
In fact, the studio inked a license agreement with Gaumont Studios already a year ago. It also straight away announced the release of the Narcos slot after it launched Vikings. But finally, the release of the new title got postponed. Mainly, so that it doesn’t coincide with the premiere of the series’ latest season. The show will return to our screens before the end of 2018.
Narcos tells the real story of Columbian drug cartels, it focuses on the rise and fall of the drug-lord Pablo Escobar. Later seasons paint a realistic picture of the fight on drugs after his death. The Emmy-nominated show attracted millions of viewers and different branded projects. They include the globally popular Narcos mobile game.
And now, it’s high time to launch a video slot version of the franchise. “We’re continuing to push boundaries with our branded games. Narcos is certainly one of our biggest deals to date. The series became an overnight sensation. It has a huge fan base all over the world. And it gives us yet another demographic,” said Henrik Fagerlund, NetEnt CPO.
In fact, NetEnt has a wide portfolio of successfully branded slots. Its collection includes Hollywood adaptations such as Jumanji and Planet of the Ape video slots. The studio also works with musicians, and these deals result in titles like Guns n’ Roses, Motörhead and Jimi Hendrix Online Slot. A not to mention classic crossovers like Dracula, Frankenstein and Scarface are some of the movies NetEnt based a branded slot on.
So, it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit for Narcos video slot to land in the lobbies of UK casinos! But stay tuned, for more updates on this subject!