Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has announced plans to launch a new online slot based on American rock legend Jimi Hendrix, the second title to be unveiled as part of the NetEnt Rocks trilogy.

The Jimi Hendrix-branded video slot will feature five of his most famous songs including Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, Crosstown Traffic and Little Wing.

NetEnt said that Hendrix’s character has been developed with ten 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 and is due for release in April.

“Jimi Hendrix is indisputably one of the greatest rock stars that ever lived,” said Simon Hammon, chief product officer of NetEnt. “It is an honor 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, LLC and Authentic Hendrix, LLC on this game will help make our NetEnt Rocks series one of the most desirable product offerings available.”

Janle Hendrix, president & CEO of Experience Hendrix, said: “We take enormous pride in the role we play in promoting Jimi's art and persona. 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.”

The Jimi Hendrix-branded video slot will be the second game in the NetEnt Rocks trilogy, which began with the launch of a Guns N’ Roses slot last month. A third band will complete the line-up later this year in September.

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