NetEnt to release Street Fighter II and Hell's Kitchen slot in 2020

New games 08 March 2020

The iconic Street Fighter II The World Warrior arcade game will be made into an online slot by NetEnt – they announced the deal with Capcom at the International Casino Exhibition (ICE) in London.

Deal signed with Capcom for official Street Fighter II slot

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (also known as Street Fighter II) is an arcade game developed by Capcom that was released way back in 1991. The best-selling title since the golden age of arcade gaming, it grosses over €1.5 billion by 1993. With over $10 billion grossed to date, it has become 1 of the most popular video games of all time.

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior is a fighting game where players fight one on one from a variety of characters each offering their own styles and special moves. Famous characters like Ryu, Ken, E. Honda, Guile, Chun-Li, Zangief, Dhalsim, Vegas, Sagat and M. Bison are iconic figures.

Comments from NetEnt

Speak of the agreement, NetEnt’s Director of Games, Bryan Upton, commented:

“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.”

He also went to say that NetEnt aim to raise the bar in what is possible in gaming and are very proud to be working with iconic franchise. It is believed NetEnt will stay true to the graphics and animations featured in the video game so will have a retro feel. The Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot will be released on the 21st of May 2020.

What to expect from Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot

Whilst there are no details of what the online slot version will feature, there’s sure to be an 90s feel to it graphically with all the legendary characters present. There will probably be bonus features based on the characters and a fight-style feature where your chosen fighter takes on others for cash prizes or better rewards in the Free Spins feature.

That is not all of what NetEnt has in store for 2020. 

NetEnt is expected to release Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen slot later in 2020

One of the world’s most renowned and influential TV chefs is set to be top of the menu in NetEnt’s licensed slots portfolio when his game launches later this year. 

Also, notorious for his colourful language during his stellar global television career, the new addition to NetEnt’s growing library of branded content will incorporate Gordon’s famous catchphrases, as well as imagery to tantalise the taste buds.

The Hell’s Kitchen and 24 Hours to Hell and Back presenter first graced TV screens in 1998 in the UK mini-series Boiling Point and has since become a global personality famed for his fiery temper and razor-sharp wit.

As an internationally renowned restauranteur, Ramsay’s empire of eateries spreads from the UK and France to Singapore, Hong Kong and the US, with 16 Michelin stars under his toque.

“Gordon Ramsay is a true rock star of the restaurant world. His strong personality and use of colourful vocabulary as front-man of Hell’s Kitchen have earned him legend status as a multi-Michelin starred celebrity chef, with fans all over the world. Just as importantly, this allows us to produce a true slot with a strong narrative and a lot of adult fun! We can’t wait to see what our players think of what we have in store for them.” says Bryan Upton, NetEnt Director of Games.

The deal was brokered by Gordon Ramsay’s licensing agent, Global Merchandising Services, with Licensing Manager, Jens Drinkwater adding: “NetEnt’s commitment to entertainment has made it a clear leader in the online casino industry and we’re thrilled to support the company with the addition of Gordon’s branded title.”