Retro video game fans, rejoice! NetEnt is bringing the fighting franchise that started it all, Street Fighter, into the online slots world. The new Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot from NetEnt will be released on May 21st, 2020, and it will feature all of our favourite characters – like Chun Li, E Honda, Ryu and Ken.
This will be NetEnt’s first branded video game slot. The company has created branded games before, but only with movie and television series like Narcos, Jumanji and Vikings . Net Ent has even created games based on legendary musicians like Ozzy Osbourne , but we’ve never seen a video game-themed title from this brand before, so we’re very excited to see what’s coming.
Bryan Upton, Director of Games at NetEnt, says:
“At NetEnt, we strive to deliver content that – much like Street Fighter – raises the bar in what is possible in gaming and we are immensely proud to be working with such an iconic franchise especially something in tune with the retro trends right now. It is a dream come true to work on brands like these. Street Fighter II really allows us to bring something new and innovative to the market that no one else can.”
Nothing else has been announced about the upcoming Street Fighter II video game, but we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground for further developments. We see great potential for this game, and there are some fantastic things that NetEnt could do with a Street Fighter II slot.
Divine Showdown from Play’n GO is a great example of the kind of gameplay that could be employed here. In this slot, there is a battle bonus where players select a warrior to do battle in their name as the free spins continue – using their special power to help you land wins. So long as your warrior continues to win, the free spins keep coming.
There’s also the showdown bonus in NetEnt games like The Invisible Man and Santa Vs Rudolph . Opposing wilds travel across the screen and free spins are granted if they collide. During the free spins round, there’s even more potential for bonuses, as your special wilds are counted up and you can land an additional feature.
Whatever the game has in store for us, we're sure it's going to be fantastic. We can't wait until May 21st!