I hope each Hadouken doesn’t cost me 99¢
Fighting games and phones might not seem like the most likely of allies, but the genre has thrived on the platform over the years with popular and expansive releases like Injustice 2, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, and Skullgirls Mobile. The Street Fighter franchise is no stranger to the format, having released an excellent port of Street Fighter IV Champion Edition to iOS and Android several years ago. Next month, Ryu and company will return to mobile devices with Street Fighter: Duel, a free-to-play RPG that brings together 40 characters from the fighting game franchise in a new format that focuses on building teams of fighters.
So, you know, it sounds like most other mobile RPGs. And while the trailer below doesn’t showcase any of Street Fighter: Duel‘s actual gameplay, if you go to its product page on the App Store or Google Play Store, you should see one screenshot that’ll give you an idea of what it looks like in action. Maybe I’m looking too much into this, but I can almost see some inspiration from the wonderful Project X Zone games that have sadly been on ice since 2016.
Like with most other mobile RPGs you can download these days, Crunchyroll Games is promising PVP and a new story mode that’ll no doubt find plenty of reasons to keep the same group of people constantly at odds with one another. If you’re interested in Street Fighter: Duel, preregistration has opened on the App Store and Google Play Store. If anything, I’m sure this game will tide people over until the next “real” Street Fighter game launches this summer.
Here’s to hoping it doesn’t disappear in less than a year like Puzzle Fighter did. I’m still miffed about that one.