Capcom USA, Inc. and Assasin’s Fist Limited have recently entered a partnership in order to produce a live-action series based on Capcom’s hit fighting game franchise Street Fighter.
Tentatively titled “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist”, the series promises to be a thrilling, multilayered adaptation of the game franchise and will focus on the formative years of the characters Ryu and Ken as they try to master the ancient fighting style known as Ansatsuken (assassin’s fist).
“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 series runner Joey Ansah, announcing the movie. “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.”
The series was announced by Capcom’s Producer for Street Fighter, Yoshinori Ono at Comic-Con 2012 (San Diego), and will be distributed worldwide by Content Media Corporation for a release in 2013.