With a sinister, hair-raising intro, presenting all the Vikings characters, NetEnt debuts the long-awaited slot release based on the worldwide popular TV series, aired for the first time 5 years ago. November 22nd 2018 is the day players get a chance to try the slot they were hoping to play since the day they have found out it was going to be created. On a background where you can see the dark, mist-surrounded mountains, the banners, the grass and the black crow moving and little snowflakes falling down the reels, you will find the reels filled with your favourite Viking characters, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), along with their mates and weapons of choice. You will find all the action and the historical drama that comprises the original series, as well as the imagery depicted with high-end graphics. After a long week of tease campaign and months of temptation and impatience, players can finally try the epic Vikings game in NetEnt-powered casinos exclusively, starting from today. NetEnt on Vikings In February 2018, NetEnt has announced to have secured the rights to develop a video slot game based on the huge drama hit series, Vikings. The popular Norse clan from Scandinavia, aiming to invade France and England was set to be introduced to the iGaming world towards the end of 2018, and once again, NetEnt has delivered what has promised in time. Vikings, in the words of NetEnt, is the TV series that appeals to a vast audience worldwide, from the creator and Executive Producer Michael Hirst, a multi-award-winning producer. It is based on a family saga and tells the remarkable stories about the exceptional adventures and the lives of the explorers and raiders during the Dark Ages. After striking a deal with A+E Networks, the executive licensing agent of Vikings, NetEnt’s Chief Product Officer Fagerlund said that the development of this game will showcase the super-hard work they're putting in behind the scenes in order to develop the high-quality content that the TV series deserves. They have definitely managed to do it, and we can safely say that this game is NetEnt’s masterpiece. In fact, Bryan Upton, NetEnt’s Director of Game Products was so excited about the game and admitted that everyone at NetEnt is a huge fan of Vikings, too, and are delighted with the final product they delivered. He added that since the first partnership mention in February, the excitement and the anticipation have been building for almost a year. The epic storytelling and the super-loyal Vikings fanbase from all over the world made it a perfect brand for NetEnt to partner with and bring to life for their own loyal slot players. Vikings Video Slot Vikings is a 5-reeled slot featuring 3 rows and 243 ways to win. It introduces the Shield Wall and the Hotspot features, and the Raid Spins mode which can even further extend the grid to 7 reels, 5 rows and 78,125 ways to win. The Shield Wall feature can be randomly triggered, which will create a shield wall made of cluster shield mystery symbols across 5x2 or 3x2 reels. These symbols will then reveal a premium symbol that will pay quite nicely. Three or more Free Spins symbols activate the Raid Spins bonus, which will stretch and expand the grid and will give you the 78,125 betways, in the middle of which you will find a 3x3 Hotspot area. Landing any of the Viking characters (Bjorn, Lagertha or Ragnar) in this area will make all other Viking characters into the triggering one, transforming them into Scatters that pay in all positions. Aside from the cool, themed features and the awesome payouts, you will definitely enjoy the design and the graphics. First of all, you will be pleasantly surprised to see all your favourite Vikings characters present on the reels, Lagertha, Bjorn, Ragnar, Floki and Lothbrok, looking at you mesmerizingly. With the Norse landscape in the background, the moving grass, the foggy view and the attentive crow, you will be immersed into the game, and with the sound effects, you will feel like watching the TV series, while getting some rewarding payouts. NetEnt’s state-of-the-art visual production makes the slot game just perfect, so it is safe to say that Viking’s producers gave the rights to the right hands.