NetEnt prepares to launch new slot in wake of Street Fighter II partnership

NetEnt has realised its bold plans to bring one of the most popular arcade games in history to the world of online slots. Street Fighter™ II: The World Warrior Slot is the exciting new addition to NetEnt’s catalogue.

Staying true to its videogame roots, the slot will feature eight, selectable original characters from the coin-op classic; Ryu, Ken, E. Honda, Guile, Chun-Li, Blanka, Zangief, and Dhalsim.  The game’s notorious bosses are also included you will need to battle Balrog, Vega, Sagat, and the monstrous M. Bison to achieve final victory. NetEnt has taken pains to ensure that the graphics and soundtrack remain as faithful to the original as possible.

When Capcom first released Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991, the buzz around the game was unprecedented. Gamers across the globe swarmed to coin arcades for a chance to beat the game. Since its initial release, various sequels and movies have been released across a wide range of platforms and media.

This title was the first fighting game that allowed players their choice of uniquely-abled characters with special moves combinations. The game transformed its own genre and has had far-reaching effects on videogame design that are felt to this day.

NetEnt Director of Games, Bryan Upton expressed excitement at the imminent release of the new project.  “The release of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior took the arcade world by storm in the early nineties and today it is widely considered as the ultimate classic video game that continues to entertain fans almost 30 years later.”

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 “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.”

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Slot will be unleashed on the 21 May 2020, but has already landed at Mr Green and to celebrate they are giving EVERY SINGLE Mr Green player that signs up for an account an EXTRA 50 FREE SPINS on this iconic game.