Online slot developer NetEnt have announced an exciting linkup for a new project – legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne. The former Black Sabbath lead vocalist, more famous to younger generations as a reality TV star, will walk in the footsteps of Guns n’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix, and Motörhead in having a game made about him by the Stockholm-based company. A press release announcing the deal was posted Tuesday and referenced Osbourne’s enduring popularity as the reason behind choosing him.
Rock and Reel
Presuming this new game follows the format of previous similar hookups, it will feature officially licensed Black Sabbath tracks, a themed set of reels, and symbols relating to both Osbourne and other band members. Bryan Upton, NetEnt Director of Game Products, said of the project:
Rock stars don’t come much bigger, better known, or charismatic than Ozzy Osbourne. Thanks to his larger-than-life personality and outstanding contribution to music, Ozzy has developed a loyal and passionate following over the past 50 years – we can’t wait to bring this to the reels for players to enjoy.
NetEnt is currently exhibiting at ICE London, where BitStarz is also on show, and this partnership with yet another rock icon will undoubtedly help them cement their place as one of the most innovative game developers out there. With a back catalog containing four rock gods and a seeming appetite to keep the genre going, slots fans will be hoping that their favorite band or artist is next to be given the NetEnt treatment, so they can get one step closer to their musical idols. For what it’s worth, our bet is on Queen. Make it happen, NetEnt!