NextGen Gaming are on the verge of releasing their latest video slot, the much awaiting Psycho slot game, at some point during the first quarter of 2015. Psycho has been officially licensed via Universal Partnerships and this means that the slot is properly based on the hit 1960s horror movie of the same name.
When Psycho came out, it was ahead of its time. Never before had such violence been seen on the screen. Hitchcock’s masterpiece is one of the greatest movies of all time, and so naturally, there are very high expectations for this slot.
At present, little is really known about the Psycho slot, although NYX Interactive (NextGen Gaming) are understood to have announced that it will be released in the first quarter of 2015. For those who aren’t sure what this means - you’re looking at a February or March release, in all probability.
We know that the Psycho slot game will contain 5 reels and a total of 25 paylines for players to bet on. Speaking of bets, we also know that the slot will be playable for just 0.25 per spin. Now, NextGen are keeping a lot of the details about this slot under wraps for the moment. Yet, behind the cloak and dagger stuff, we have managed to milk out a bit of information.
Wilds will be present in this slot, and there will also be special feature based on that famous shower scene. During this feature, the knife-wielding Norman Bates will stab wilds into a shower curtain (covering the reels) and this will presumably offer sizeable wins.
Psycho has also been revealed to contain a free spins bonus game, with at least 10 free games present for the player to enjoy. This bonus will also contain wild multipliers and increasing multipliers. How it will be triggered, though, remains a mystery.
NextGen Gaming titles have failed to live up to their pre-launch hype before, though. Their Judge Dredd slot was also a hotly anticipated game in the summer of last year, however it took such a long time for it to be released, that it was eventually regarded as a flop. Something tells us that they won’t be making the same mistake twice with Psycho, when it is eventually launched in a month or so.