Jimi Hendrix: The computer game

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 July 2008

Jimi Hendrix: The computer game

Jimi Hendrix is set to be immortalised in a computer game.

The legendary guitar player will be revived in the latest edition of 'Guitar Hero' which is due to be released in the autumn.

The 'Foxy Lady' singer - who died after drowning in his own vomit, after taking prescription drugs and drinking red wine in 1970 aged just 27 - will feature as a playable character in the game.

His song 'The Wind Cries Mary' and a live version of 'Purple Haze' recorded in 1969 at the San Diego Sports Arena will feature on 'Guitar Hero: World Tour', with more of the rocker's back catalogue available as downloadable content.

The fourth version of the game will include an eight-player Battle of the Bands feature which allows two groups - each boasting drums, guitars and microphones - to compete against each other.

Many bands have enjoyed a new lease of life after allowing their songs to be used on the game.

Legendary heavy metal group Iron Maiden reported a surge in downloads after several of their tracks, including the classic 'Run To The Hills', were featured.

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