NetEnt Rocks 2016 With Jimi Hendrix Slot Expected 21st of April

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by LuckyMobileSlots

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It's going to be a rock n roll year as Net Entertainment made a huge announcement yesterday with the expected release of the Jimi Hendrix slot on the 21st of April 2016.

NetEnt To Release Jimi Hendrix Video Slot
NetEnt To Release Jimi Hendrix Video Slot
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In a dazzling announcement at the ICE Total Gaming conference yesterday, NetEnt have announced a rocking 2016 with the release of 2 further rock slots this year, the first of which will be the Jimi Hendrix slot on the 21st of April.

What do we mean ‘further’? Well, we initially thought that their Guns n Roses slot, which came out in january 2016, was delayed by a month because, Net Entertainment being perfectionists, they needed extra time to fine tune their game guitars.

Turns out, they simply wanted to created one hell of a 2016 Rock tour, starting with the 80s iconic rock band, and moving on to pure legends.

The first of which is will be none other than the Jimi Hendrix online slot.

There will be another surprise in September (which we will tell you about later), but for now let’s have a look at the games base on Rock Hall of fames “greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.

What do we know about the Jimi Hendrix video slot?

Not as much as we might like, but more than what you would expect this early in the creation process.

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After all, we’re not expecting this mobile slot for another 3 months, let’s not forget.

What we do know is that the game studio are taking this Hendrix slot very seriously:

“Jimi Hendrix is indisputably one of the greatest rock stars that ever has lived. It is an honour and a huge responsibility to be granted the rights to create a Jimi Hendrix branded product,” said Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt.

They are, in fact, working together closely with the Hendrix family in order to make a fitting homage to the rock legend.

The glorious 3D Jimi Hendrix slot?

Oh oh. 3D they say? Does that mean we’ll have to wear ridiculous glasses? Will we need special screens or gadgets? Is this going to be a gimmicky slot with no good features?

Don’t worry, this is NetEnt 3D – if there’s one thing we know about this casino game software provider is that they will do their very best to ensure that it’s as easy as possible for you to play.

So no technical expertise needed and quality won’t be sacrificed for beauty. You might still need the glasses, but that’s nothing a trip to the cinema won’t fix, right?

Bringing the legend to life with hundreds of unique facial expressions

And we mean unique. The Jimi Hendrix slot game will be animated, and hand drawn, developed with 10 different morph targets, creating literally hundreds of unique facial impressions on the iconic rocker, which will be made all the more exciting in 3D.

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Because, let’s not forget, Jimi burned bright, but short; his solo career only lasted 4 years before he tragically died, far too young, at the age of 27.

And this being 1966 to 1970s, the video footage would not have done the man justice.

Choose from 5 of his most famous songs

You know how in the Guns n Roses online slot you get to choose from 5 different songs? Well guess what?

It proved to be such a popular feature, NetEnt are bringing it back to this Jimi Hendrix game, allowing you to choose from songs like “Foxy Lady”, “Purple Haze,” “Crosstown Traffic” and “Little Wing”.

Mobile slots players might be in for a disappointment though; on Android or iOS we doubt we’ll get to choose, instead we’ll just have one song in the background.

Is the rock god in good hands with NetEnt?

The family certainly seem to think so:

“We take enormous pride in the role we play in promoting Jimi’s art and persona,” explains Janle L. Hendrix, President & CEO of Experience Hendrix, 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!”

But re-creating past successes won’t be as easy

There is no doubt that this game studio creates more hits than flops, so the odds are good. Sure, we know little of the features that will actually show up on this this NetEnt slot online, but we have faith.

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That said, with the huge success of Guns N’ Roses, NetEnt no doubt think that this is pretty much a sure fire hit.

We’ll stay a little skeptical. After all, Guns N’ Roses are not only a more recent band, but you could argue, far more relevant.

Who hasn’t sang Sweet Child of Mine drunk at 1pm at some point in their lives? Or Paradise City?

Now hum a Jimi Hendrix song?… Not that easy is it? Unless you’re a musician yourself, over 50, or went through an alternative phase in your teenage years.

Jimi is iconic, but not half as popular as Guns n Roses. We are not sure that his tunes can bring the same excitement as Guns n Roses; Jimi is the coffee to Guns hot chocolate.

Sure, lots of people appreciate coffee (some to a maniacal level), but everyone loves hot chocolate.

But that’s not the end of the 2016 Rock Tour…

It wouldn’t be much of a NetEnt Rock tour with only two bands, would it? They will finish strong on the 22nd of September, with the release of a Motorhead slot online.

That’s right, in one year you’ll be able to play on Guns n Roses, a Jimi Hendrix slot, and then on Motorhead – maybe not quite as iconic as the other two, but still with a decent enough fan base to attract the eye.

Once we get a few more details on that slot machine, we will, of course, give you more information right here on LuckyMobileSlots.com.

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