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.”