NetEnt Announces Emoji-Themed Slot Game

March 20th, 2017


NetEnt Announces Emoji-Themed Slot Game

Emojis: they're a symptom of our ongoing fascination with social media and informal communication. Whether you see them as a bit of fun or harmful to the communicative skills of the next generation, there’s no doubt that those descriptive yellow faces are here to stay. A stack of emoji-themed merchandise has already hit the stores and there’s even the Emoji Movie set for release in 2017.

The movie features one of the greatest acts of casting in Hollywood history with Captain Jean-Luc Picard himself, Sir Patrick Stewart, voicing the poo emoji. So it's no surprise to learn that the world of online casinos has got on board, with industry heavyweight NetEnt revealing its own themed slot title: Emojiplanet.

When You’re Smiling

The ICE Totally Gaming conference in February featured plenty of exciting reveals and announcements – Playtech’s hook-up with Warner Bros to deliver exclusive branded content to William Hill being just one of them. And it was here that NetEnt also offered a sample of its slate of releases for 2017.

Alongside an eye-catching Planet of the Apes slot game, the much-loved software house also brought Emojiplanet to the wider attention for the first time, with an August release date scheduled to coincide with the Emoji Movie. There was plenty of intrigue surrounding the reveal and Simon Hammon – the chief product officer at NetEnt – was no less excited:

"As a leader in both mobile online gaming and innovation, emojis are a perfect fit with NetEnt. Every day, millions – if not billions – of people around the world enjoy using emojis. They have become a language in their own right; it is hard to think of a more collectively familiar and loved brand to partner up with."

The licensing manager responsible for the link-up between NetEnt and the world of emojis is Jens Drinkwater of Global Merchandising Services:

"We are tremendously excited to bring the colourful and exciting world of the emoji company to the gaming community. We are sure that the Emojiplanet game will be a fantastic success for players of all ages."

So get ready folks: gone are the days of spinning fruit symbols on your reels or any of the other branded symbols; in August, you can look forward to the likes of smiley, sad face and giant poo coming together to reveal winning combinations on your reels!

A Year to Remember

NetEnt remains at the forefront of innovation and dynamism in slot game production and its 2017 slate of releases looks jam-packed with potential classics. If Emojiplanet wasn’t enough to look forward to, there’s the continuation of the brand’s Fairytale Legends series with Hansel and Gretel, a take on the famous children’s tale in which the main characters get to gorge on a house made of sweets, among other things.

That’s the main release scheduled for April and that follows hot on the heels of the early year releases. Scruffy Duck has already gained a cult following among players with its simple and super-fun graphics. And to keep the animal theme going, NetEnt’s May reveal is Copy Cats, which presumably will feature a) cats and b) symbols ‘copying’ each other, so expect plenty of stacked wilds here. That’s the hope for players anyway.

No wanting to leave any members of the animal kingdom out, NetEnt’s June release is titled Butterfly Staxx, which sounds like a distant cousin of one of their older titles: Neon Staxx. In that game players were capable of spinning huge stacked sequences, so the hope is that this new title will follow suit, with lots of cute butterfly animations into the bargain.

So that’s a little glimpse into NetEnt’s springtime release schedule and while that's exciting enough in its own right, anticipation is already building for Emojiplanet and the rest of the summer season, which tends to be when the leading software suppliers bring out the big guns. It’s hard to know whether to be happy, excited, surprised or’s a good job we’ve got emojis to express our emotions!

If you're interested in checking out any of the topnotch slot titles listed above that were created by the world-renowned game developer, NetEnt, or you want to try any of the provider's other popular slot offerings, simply visit LeoVegas Casino today for a full range of all the best NetEnt games available!

Casino News Articles

Mr Green Celebrates 10 Years of Active Players in 2018
Mr Green Celebrates 10 Years of Active Players in 2018

Mr Green is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of his inception by providing players with a unique opportunity - to go on adventures around the world every week for a whole year. So, put on your expl ... Read More

LeoVegas’ LeoVentures Acquires Casino Streaming Operator
LeoVegas’ LeoVentures Acquires Casino Streaming Operator

The team behind LeoVegas has set its sights on world domination with this notable acquisition to start off 2018. LeoVentures, the firm's new investment vehicle, has bought a majority stake in GameGrou ... Read More

NetEnt Adds Free Round Widget to Growing Engage Portfolio
NetEnt Adds Free Round Widget to Growing Engage Portfolio

NetEnt has built a reputation for high-quality, engaging online slot and casino games, and its most recent development is aimed at improving the performance of casinos. It's called the Free Round Widg ... Read More

Chief Executive of UK Gambling Commission Set to Step Down
Chief Executive of UK Gambling Commission Set to Step Down

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is looking for a new Chief Executive, as it was unexpectedly announced that Sarah Harrison, who took over the position in 2015, will leave at the end of February 2018 ... Read More

GambleAware Now Guaranteed Funding from UK Casino Operators
GambleAware Now Guaranteed Funding from UK Casino Operators

Greater transparency in the sector is seeing operators in the industry take the issue of problem gambling more seriously than ever before. GambleAware announced that it has secured a landmark agreemen ... Read More's Naughty or Nice List 2017's Naughty or Nice List 2017

It's almost that time of year again, and that means it's time to find out which bookmakers, casinos and online gaming sites have behaved themselves... and which haven't. There might not be an actual p ... Read More

Casino Navigation


Sign up for the free Newsletter to stay on top of all the best bonuses!
We will never share or misuse your personal information. Privacy Policy

Latest Casino News


Country Guide

DISCLAIMER: Online Wagering is illegal in some Jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to check your local regulations before playing online. GDC Trading Ltd takes no responsibility for your actions.
© 2011-2018 GDC Trading Limited. All Rights Reserved. is a registered trademark of GDC Trading Limited.
Terms and Conditions   |   Privacy Policy

Asset 4AndroidGET IT ONfacebookDownload_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_RGB_blk_4SVG_092917twitter