Capcom released a sequel to 2020’s April Fool’s Street Fighter joke game NECO DROP, called NECO DROP 2. It is playable in English and in Japanese on both mobile devices and web browsers. It is a puzzle game reminiscent of Candy Crush or Bejeweled. There is also a new merchandise line based on these fighting felines.
The main goal of NECO DROP 2 is to defeat cats based on Street Fighter characters in puzzle games, and then befriend them. The more cats you befriend, the more you can fill up your encyclopedia. You can also advance the story and unlock new areas depending on how full your encyclopedia. If you lose a round, you can place bets on a Street Fighter character and watch them duke it out. No matter whether you win or lose, you can earn yourself additional turns, so there is technically no real game over.
There are around 48 cats to collect in this game. Progress is auto-saved, so you can quit the game and come back later without worry. This year, NECO DROP 2 has eight new cats. These cats are inspired by Dan, Rose, Oro, Akira, Nadeshiko, Azam, a Shadaloo soldier, and Sawada.
The official Capcom shop is also selling acrylics of the Street Fighter cats. They can function as collectible acrylic stands or as a keychain. They sell for 1,100 JPY (~$10) each from the online Capcom store and will ship on July 8, 2021.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is currently available on the PlayStation 4 and PC. On April 6, 2021, Capcom will reveal details on its Twitch channel to discuss DLC characters and more. NECO DROP 2, since it is an April Fools’ joke game, is available for a limited time only.