Following the launch of its much-anticipated Guns ’n Roses video slot, NetEnt will release a new Jimi Hendrix-branded video slot based on the legendary guitarist, singer and songwriter as part of its NetEnt Rocks series.
NetEnt said it is determined to develop a fitting and authentic homage to Hendrix, featuring five of the guitar king’s most famous songs like “Foxy Lady,” “Purple Haze,” “Crosstown Traffic” and “Little Wing” along with rich, colorful 3D graphics inspired by the historic era.
Jimi Hendrix’s 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 company said. The animated video slot is developed entirely in 3D with impressive visuals and is due for release in April 2016.
“Jimi Hendrix is indisputably one of the greatest rock stars that ever has lived,” Simon Hammon, chief product officer for NetEnt said. “It is an honour and a huge responsibility to be granted the rights to create a Jimi Hendrix branded product.
“Working 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.”
“We take enormous pride in the role we play in promoting Jimi's art and persona,” added Janle L. Hendrix, president and chief executive officer of Experience Hednridx, L.L.C. “Because 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!”
NetEnt hinted at a mystery third title in the NetEnt Rocks series which is expected to launch in September 2016, saying “its game schedule is set to be a tour like no other!”