It was just a matter of time on this one, luckily for us the honor of putting the popular movie onto the reels went to NetEnt. They have just signed a collaborative deal which gave them a green light to recreate everyone’s favorite board game that will take you to a jungle. Get ready for NetEnt’s reconstruction of Jumanji that will take you on an epic journey.
Welcome to the Jungle
Those of you who are a bit older surely can remember the family movie with ever-loved Robin Williams from 1995. Jumanji was a movie that we all loved, which is surely one of the reasons that this movie made it to the box-offices at the end of the 2017, as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.
NetEnt, who is the leading provider of digital gaming solutions, signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products which has secured them the rights to create and launch the official Jumanji slot. The rollout for this NetEnt magic is planned later this year, and it will be entirely created based on the rebooted version of the original movie, which is currently the box office hit, Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle.
What to expect?
The bar is up high on this one, because Jumanji movie has a really big fun base. Thankfully, NetEnt has a proven track record for creating great online slots based on entertainment franchises, and we have witnessed this on multiple slots including names such as:
We still have zero to none details on what the gameplay will be like, or how many bonus features we can expect, but one thing is for sure, we can expect that this game will be in a true Jumanji spirit, and will probably be set in a jungle.
Henrik Fagerlund, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, said: "Being able to secure a deal for another high-profile title showcases the moves we’re making in diversifying our roster of games. 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."
I get that you guys must probably be excited and anxious to see what this slot will offer, however you will have to hold your horses till February 6th, 2018 when we will get more details about this slot because NetEnt is keen on continuing the tradition of unveiling their games at ICE convention. Till then, we recommend you to take a look at the official trailer on youtube, and get a slight sneak-a-peek on the plans.