Blueprint Gaming secures Maradona licensing deal
D10S Maradona, a play on the Spanish word for 'God' and the legendary number 10 the player wore throughout his career is slated for a 17 November release. The game is set to continue Blueprint's success with branded content and will join a catalogue of previous popular releases such as Deal or No Deal, Ted, The Goonies and Rick & Morty Megaways.
"Maradona is another huge brand that we've been entrusted with, and I have no doubt our development team will once again craft a slot that treats a globally loved icon with the utmost attention to detail and authenticity," said Lauren Bradley, Head of Commercial at Blueprint Gaming. "D10S Maradona will be launched ahead of the biggest sporting event on the calendar and represents a fantastic opportunity for operators to make the most of the global football fever. It's a title we're incredibly excited about and a license we're honored to be working on."
The iconic attacking midfielder was a World Cup winner with Argentina in 1986 and enjoyed a glittering career that saw him score 259 goals, one of which was voted FIFA.com's Goal of the Century in 2002.
Widely regarded as one of the most gifted players of all time, his name remains synonymous in sport and will make for a powerful IP in Blueprint's game, which features images and symbols inspired by Maradona's 491-game career.
D10S Maradona is set to provide operators with a valuable cross-selling opportunity when the tournament kicks off in Qatar on 20 November and further broadens Blueprint's diverse portfolio and reach across global regulated markets.
"Blueprint's reputation for carefully curating games which stay true to their branding and uphold their characteristics is well earned," said Matías Morla, Maradona brand agent. "We had no hesitation in agreeing on the partnership and we thoroughly look forward to seeing the game launch featuring the greatest player of all time and an Argentinian legend."