Armadillo Studios has signed a new gaming partnership with professional mixed martial arts (MMA) star Amanda Nunes.
The company, formed earlier in 2021 and based out of Florida, aims to capture Nunes’ successful career by producing a branded slot game for casino players worldwide. The game is slated to release in the second half of 2022, following Armadillo’s first game, 15 Armadillos, which launches in January 2022.
Razvan Haiduc, CEO of Armadillo Studios, commented: “As a fan of MMA myself, I’m very excited to be working with Amanda. Her global presence is huge, and we are ready to use it to provide some well-needed gender balance to the casino vertical. Armadillo Studios has ambitious plans for 2022, and our tie with Amanda is the first step in the right direction. This branded game is set to hit the market in the second half of 2022 and we are confident it will be a massive success.”
Nunes, born in Brazil, is also known as the Lioness, and is the reigning world champion of the women’s Featherweight divisions. She is the first woman in history to become a two-division UFC champion, and the third fighter in UFC’s history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously.
She noted: “I’m thrilled to be involved in this awesome project. Having a brand new slot title made from scratch in my image by a US game studio is an exciting adventure and rare opportunity. I hope sports fans all over the world will be just as excited as I am and curious enough to take it for a spin.”
Nunes is not the first fighter to sign a gaming partnership in recent weeks. Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Deontay Wilder agreed deals with Turnt Gaming last week, signing up to be playable NFT’s in upcoming fighting simulator Taunt Battlefield in 2022.