The Street Fighter series is among the most popular video games series ever, and, as such, received some mobile ports which, while limited, weren’t too bad. Still, it is difficult to offer the full Street Fighter experience on mobile, so developers have to be creative to make sure their games are worthy of the series’ glorious history.
Tencent recently revealed a brand new Street Fighter game for iOS and Android called Street Fighter Duel. The game will not be a true fighting game, but a role-playing game likely featuring gacha mechanics that will allow players to collect Street Fighter characters and use them in battle against other characters and the usual bad guys from the series, like M. Bison and others.
Tencent already opened beta registrations, and it seems like over 300.000 players already registered, so it seems like the game will be quite popular. The beta registrations are only available in China as of now, and no Western release has been confirmed.
Given the popularity of the series in North America and Europe, however, it is likely that we will see Street Fighter Duel land on our shores in the future. Tencent often beta tests its games only in the East, so the lack of a Western beta isn’t too worrying.
Street Fighter Duel launches sometime next year on iOS and Android.