The latest title from the pioneering NetEnt Rocks series â Jimi Hendrix Online Slot â was officially unveiled today at ICE Totally Gaming 2016 in London.
Widely regarded as one of the most creative and influential musicians of all time, Hendrix came to prominence in the late 1960s when releasing his three studio albums: Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland.
The game studio is determined to develop a fitting and authentic homage to Hendrix, featuring five of the guitar Godâs most famous songs like âFoxy Lady,â âPurple Haze,â âCrosstown Trafficâ and âLittle Wingâ and includes rich, colorful 3D graphics inspired by the historic era.
Jimi Hendrixâs instantly recognizable, true-to-life character has been developed with 10 different morph targets, creating hundreds of unique facial expressions, which have been modified by hand for added realism. The animated video slot is developed entirely in 3D with stunning graphics and is due for release in April 2016.
âJimi Hendrix is indisputably one of the greatest rock stars that ever lived. It is an honor and a huge responsibility to be granted the rights to create a Jimi Hendrix branded productâ said Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt. âWorking together with the Hendrix family and their companies Experience Hendrix, L.L.C and Authentic Hendrix, LLC on this game will help make our NetEnt Rocks series one of the most desirable product offerings available.â
âWe take enormous pride in the role we play in promoting Jimi's art and persona,â explains Janle L. Hendrix, President & CEO of Experience Hednridx, L.L.C. âBecause of that, we are extremely selective in who we partner with. NetEnt, we feel, has an understanding of the importance and we're thrilled to work with them. The prospects are exciting!â
Crowds will be rocking with the second slot in NetEntâs groundbreaking âNetEnt Rocksâ trilogy which launched its tour in January with Guns Nâ Roses â the most successful launch ever in NetEnt history. With a third band joining in September this year, NetEntâs game schedule is set to be a tour like no other!