NetEnt are by far and away one of the world’s leading slot game developers, having been responsible for some of the most popular and best loved games produced over the years. The company also made a very successful move into developing branded slot games, with music being one of the areas of focus. Guns n’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix and Motorhead all featured in what was and continues to be a popular range of slot games, and now they are planning to add something new.
NetEnt & Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne, also known as the Prince of Darkness, is the latest big name to be secured by NetEnt. This huge name is set to feature in his own slot game soon. Akin to the other licensed music-based slots by NetEnt it’s believed that the Ozzy Osbourne themed game will feature both imagery and vocals from Osbourne himself. This is will be the title that will give players that unique and authentic Ozzy Osbourne experience; while they are spinning the reels of what’s likely to be a big hit.
Prince of Darkness
It is another great move by gaming giants NetEnt. This is because Osbourne is undoubtedly one of the most recognisable and unique people to have every graced both the music world and celebrity circles. Osbourne began his music career in a band called Rare Breed alongside Geezer Butler; who would go on to be a band member in Black Sabbath. Rare Breed disbanded and Polka Tulk Blues were formed, who eventually became Black Sabbath; and this is where Osbourne made his name as the Prince of Darkness.
The Iconic Artist
Osbourne enjoyed great success as the vocalist in Black Sabbath; while also releasing no less than 11 solo albums himself. Therefore reinforcing just how iconic a music artist he was and still is. As well as music, Osbourne also starred in the hit reality TV show The Osbournes; alongside wife Sharon and his children Jack and Kelly. This saw Osbourne become even more of a household name. Thus being recognised as both a music icon and a celebrity in equal measures.
The Perfect Theme
This all makes Osbourne the ideal theme for a game; especially as he has a lot of fans spread all over the word. Speaking about Osbourne and the upcoming game, Bryan Upton, NetEnt Director of Game Products, said: “Rock stars don’t come much bigger, better known, or charismatic than Ozzy Osbourne.”
He went on to add: “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.”
Global Merchandising Services
The deal, which was brokered by Global Merchandising Services on behalf of Ozzy Osbourne; are equally as pleased with the link up with NetEnt. Barry Drinkwater, Chairman of Global Merchandising Services commented: “NetEnt are the market leaders in their field and we’re incredibly excited to add another of our artists to the exciting NetEnt Rocks family of games.”
All in all, this seems to be a very popular move already; and the game could and probably should go on to be very successful. The series of slots which already features the likes of Motorhead and Guns n’ Roses has been a big hit with players, and an Ozzy Osbourne based game could be the pick of the bunch.