NetEnts Phantom of the Opera slot gets a makeover

You might remember that a few months ago, Net Entertainment were the very first developer to launch a Phantom of the Opera slot. Then, for some reason, the game was instantly pulled. The reason behind it baffled most online casino players, although many cited rival developer Microgaming’s own Phantom of the Opera slot being the main reason. This certainly seems to be the case, as Net Entertainment have announced that their Phantom of the Opera slot will be relaunched in the New Year, and with a significant makeover.

Slot Renamed

To distance itself from Microgaming’s effort, and to make it stand out – The Phantom of the Opera slot has been renamed to Universal Monsters: The Phantom’s Curse. In what is likely to be part of a planned series of games under license from Universal, the game aims to put a huge gap between it and the 2004 Phantom of the Opera film, which the Microgaming slot is based on.

About the slot

Net Entertainment have done a lot more than simply retitle their slot though. The game’s look, symbols and prizes have also had a major overhaul, as is evident from a new YouTube trailer video which was released this week. If you did manage to get a quick few spins on the original NetEnt Phantom of the Opera slot (which was launched before Microgaming’s effort) then you will notice that the special features in that Phantom of the Opera game, and the new Universal Monsters: The Phantom’s Curse slot are identical.phantoms curse1

Franchise in the making?

Could we be seeing the making of a franchise? If so, it would be an expert move by NetEnt, who would instantly have 3 such games in the series (The Invisible Man, and Dracula), and one which may see them develop a slot based on Universal’s The Mummy movie, which opened in cinemas earlier this year. As for the new Phantom of the Opera slot, expect it to launch in early January.

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