IWG and Virginia Lottery to Launch Capcom Street Fighter™ II eInstant
Release celebrates legendary franchise’s 35th anniversary
July 26, 2022: Instant Win Gaming (IWG), a leading supplier of digital eInstants to NASPL/WLA-member lotteries, has partnered with Capcom, a leading developer and publisher of video games, to develop a Street Fighter™ II themed eInstant.
Street Fighter™ is one of the most well-known gaming franchises of all time. First introduced in 1987, the franchise maintains a strong global following to this day. The Virginia Lottery has planned its release of the Street Fighter II eInstant for September 2022.
Rhydian Fisher, CEO at IWG, said: “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.”
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.”
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IWG is the world leader in supplying digital e-Instant and instant win games to WLA and NASPL-member lotteries. It has more than 20 years’ experience of making top selling, high quality games and the strategic know how to make them work.
Each year, IWG develops more than 300 new InstantGames™ for its global base of lottery customers. Its games consistently perform at the highest level, engaging and retaining players while driving superior sales results. It has the knowledge to deliver winning game portfolios, and the experience to make them grow.
IWG delivers an end-to-end solution covering all aspects of e-Instant development and portfolio management. The Company’s InstantRGS™ (remote game server) delivers its content in multiple regulated jurisdictions from data centers in the UK, Gibraltar, Canada and North America. It has a broad library available via its InstantRGS with games covering many proven themes and mechanics that can be developed into an ideal offering for a partner’s e-Instant and/or instant win program.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including groundbreaking franchises Resident Evil™, Monster Hunter™, Street Fighter™, Mega Man™, Devil May Cry™ and Ace Attorney™. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Tokyo, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or news.capcom.com.
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