IWG to produce ‘knockout’ Street Fighter II slot for Virginia Lottery

Street Fighter II

Instant Win Gaming has teamed up with Capcom to produce a slot title based on Street Fighter II, one of the highest-grossing video games of all time.

IWG’s collaboration with Capcom allows the company to produce their own instant game based on the popular arcade game for the Virginia Lottery’s online casino. The Street Fighter franchise has a strong global following that the igaming developer is hoping to attract with the upcoming title. 

Rhydian Fisher, CEO at IWG, stated: “When the team at the Virginia Lottery approached us about developing a Street Fighter eInstant, we did not hesitate in accepting this request. It’s particularly gratifying when your lottery partner suggests a unique brand and we’re able to secure the rights. We’re very excited to be collaborating with Virginia Lottery and Capcom, and look forward to delivering a knockout game later this year.”

This announcement comes shortly after IWG congratulated Virginia Lottery on becoming the first US lottery to launch separate instant games that share the same linked progressive jackpot prizes this month. 

Rob Wesley, Deputy Executive Director of Lottery at Virginia Lottery, said: “Street Fighter remains hugely popular with a loyal following that first experienced the original games decades ago. Given the franchise is celebrating its 35th anniversary, we wanted to use its strong nostalgic brand to help us to hit our acquisition goals and contribute to our continued eInstant sales growth. We look forward to seeing strong results when the game goes live in September.”

IWG is not the first developer to obtain rights for this specific title, after NetEnt produced Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Slot back in 2020. 

Virginia lottery have revealed that the title is scheduled for release in September this year.