This week has seen new online slots released by the likes of NetEnt, Yggdrasil Gaming, and World Match, with a new Christmas-themed slot from Play’n GO rolling out ahead of the festive season.
The latest slot from Cherry subsidiary Yggdrasil Gaming sees players make their way through a tranquil valley inhabited by three goddesses that hand out in-game boosts to offer even bigger wins.
Nirvana, which will launch for the supplier’s partners with a special tournament, sees players select one of the three goddesses each time they trigger free spins. The goddesses then present them with gifts of Wild Seeds, Mega Reels or Nudge Reels which all offer the chance for larger jackpots.
The game comes with a range of special features such as an in-game Pick’n’Click raffle engine that sees all users entered into a draw with a €2,000 prize pool.
“We’ve already launched some incredible games this year, but Nirvana is set to be an absolute blockbuster with players chasing the three magical goddesses,” Yggdrasil chief executive Fredrik Elmqvist commented. “More time and money has been spent on this game than any we’ve created before and our clients can’t wait for it to go live.”
The game is to be promoted with a special tournament, which runs until November 30th.
All operators launching Nirvana will participate in the tournament, with all players that trigger the free spins feature will qualify. Users will be ranked on an in-client leaderboard that counts up the highest amount won during free spins, with the one to top the leaderboard to be awarded a €10,000 prize.
“The Nirvana Tournament is a key part of our ‘Boost’ collection of promo tools,” Elmqvist explained. “We’ll be rolling out a number of new tournaments and raffles in 2016. Player engagement is vital in today’s competitive marketplace and I’m sure that our strategic focus on gamification is setting us apart from our rivals.”
NetEnt this week launched Koi Princess, its first simultaneous release across mobile, desktop and retail.
Now available across all devices and channels, Koi Princess comes with new multi-bonus features, giving players an enhanced gaming experience. Random symbols offering guaranteed win spins, wild features, coin win and a bonus wheel spin increase the chances to win big.
The five-reel, three-row and 20-line video slot has been designed and developed in cooperation with NetEnt’s UK clients, in particular William Hill, to create a winning game concept for the region.
With beautiful graphics and a melodic soundtrack, Koi Princess also includes four random features with five-hits, overlay wilds and wild reels, as well as two free spins and a bonus wheel, all offering exciting possibilities of massive wins.
Simon Hammon, chief product officer of NetEnt, said: “Koi Princess is a beautifully designed Manga-inspired slot that includes more features than ever before.
“With this thrilling multichannel release, NetEnt has delivered on an Asian promise of more excitement and ways to win, whether that’s on desktop, retail or mobile.”
World Match has released its latest slot, Fruits 4 Jackpot HD, which provides players with the chance to compete for as many as four jackpots and up to 15 Free Spins.
Andrea Boratto, executive director of World Match, said: “Fruits 4 Jackpot HD really has what’s needed to make the players madly fall in love: it offers them the real chance to win huge amounts, while having lots of fun.”
Meanwhile, Italian operator Betpoint has released three new slots from World Match, including Golazo HD, Riches of the Sea HD, and Mandarin Fortune HD.
The operator will roll out a further eight World Match’s titles in the next few weeks - 3D Farm HD, Dragon’s Reels HD, Go Wild HD, Bandit’s Bounty HD, Carnival Bonus HD, Monte Carlo Jewels HD, Fruits Evolution HD, Aztec Moon HD.
“We welcome the decision of Betpoint to release many of our latest slots because we believe that renewing the games offering is essential for an operator and this is why we put ourselves at the service of our customers with all our productive capacity, thanks to which we maintain an average of two releases per month,” said Boratto.
Play’n GO has unveiled its latest title, Xmas Joker, ahead of the festive season. Released simultaneously in mobile and flash, the game features a host of Christmas treats including free spins and multipliers.
The three-reel slot features high-definition animation and smooth performance across phone, tablet, and desktop versions.
Xmas Joker’s five fixed pay lines are decked with bells, holly, and yuletide trimmings, while the joker’s cap delivers big wins and free spins. When two gift symbols appear on a free spin, players get the chance to tear open a mystery present that will reveal a multiplier of up to 100 times their total bet.
Martin Zettergren, chief operating officer of Play’n GO, said: “Xmas Joker is the perfect slot for the holiday season as the nights draw in and the snow begins to fall. We’re confident its superb graphics, sounds, and animation will fill the stockings of our clients and their players alike. We can’t wait to see them ticking off items from their Christmas wish lists.”
Xmas Joker is the fourth title released in the past six weeks by Play’n GO, following Eye of the Kraken, Happy Halloween, and Rage to Riches. Their games are now live on the sites of 100 operators in more than 32 languages.
iSoftBet has announced that its entire gaming portfolio has successfully achieved full UK Level 3 certification from the UK Gambling Commission.
iSoftBet acquired its UK continuation licence in November 2014, after which it was allotted a 12-month period to bring its gaming suite to level 3 compliance for the UK.
The supplier said that it was able to meet the requirements laid out by the UKGC within the deadline, thus allowing the supplier to continue to provide an uninterrupted service to its UK-facing business partners.
iSoftBet compliance manager Mark Halstead said: “Level 3 compliance accreditation for our entire product suite marks an excellent step in iSoftBet’s commercial development; bolstering our ongoing drive for unmatched quality and signalling the start of an excellent period of growth for iSoftBet.”