New Jumanji Game to Come from NetEnt and Sony Collaboration
As one of the leading providers in this digital age of iGaming, NetEnt has progressed to such a level of prestige that the products released are almost guaranteed success. Consequently, whenever new releases are scheduled for creation/release, the fans of the brand among us start to count the days. The latest news to grip the online casino market is that NetEnt has signed a new contract with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, with the idea to develop a new video slot based on the 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Despite the film being launched in late 2017, it’s already generated a large $676 million at the global box office, with both viewers and critics all enjoying the new direction the Jumanji franchise has taken. The reception to this sequel wasn’t expected to be so great, even in spite of the star studded cast, and so the fact that it’s generating a whole new avenue of products is cause for celebration.
Over the years, NetEnt has worked with other well known labels, resulting in many high profile activities being released, such as Planet of the Apes for film fans, and Guns N’ Roses for the music lovers among you. As a result, the games brand has been seen as one to watch when it comes to new titles linked to blockbuster titles and universally popular songs/bands.
Even though their renowned portfolio is one that’s already brimming with possibilities, this recent news has led to an increased interest in NetEnt contract agreements. When the Chief Product Officer from NetEnt, Henrik Fagerlund, commented on the move, it was the opportunities that this partnership could create that made our excitement tangible.
The original Jumanji movie, which debuted in 1995, remains a moviegoer favorite and continues to demonstrate its cross-generational appeal more than 20 years later! Also, with the recent release of the new film, the Jumanji brand is more popular than ever. We’re excited for the game launch in 2018.
The timing of this is ideal for iGaming fans, as the Totally Gaming ICE is soon to open its doors in London in February, with the NetEnt stand open to the public. If you want to visit the stand (N3-242) to gain a sneak look at this game, you’ll be able to do so, as well as browse through other products as well. As some of you will already know, it’s a sort of tradition for NetEnt to reveal a new title at this event, with them having done it previously. To see their latest installment to this legacy, you can watch the unveiling at 3pm on Tuesday 6th February.
If the wait for then is too great for you to handle, or perhaps you’re looking to gain further insight into the release, you can contact NetEnt for additional information by emailing [email protected]. It’s expected that NetEnt will keep a lot of the slots features close to their chest, but that doesn’t stop us being curious as to how the action from the film will be translated onto reels and winlines.