Capcom Announces Live Action Street Fighter Series
Written Thursday, July 19, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
An official, live action Street Fighter series is to debut in 2013, Capcom has announced.
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist tells Ryu and Ken’s origin story. It will be set in Japan as the pair train in the fighting style known as 'Ansatsuken' (Assassin's Fist) under their master, Gouken.
The series is from by the creators of Street Fighter: Legacy, a popular fan-made YouTube film.
"Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will be what fans have been waiting for. Legacy was a taster; a glimpse of what a live-action Street Fighter should be,” said project head Joey Ansah.
"This takes the story right back to the start - the origins and motivations of Ryu, Ken, Gouken and Akuma. This will become the definitive back-story from which further epic adventures will follow."
Co-writer Christian Howard added, "Our priority is to stay true to the appearance, fighting techniques and canon of the Street Fighter game. At the same time we've managed to make this an emotion and character driven story, which will surprise viewers who might just be expecting a super faithful fight fest!"
Howard also starred as Ken in Street Fighter: Legacy. You can watch it below.