Although Street Fighter is one of the best-selling video game franchises in the world, attempts at live action adaptations fell short until 2014 brought the release of the web-series, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. And now, Capcom and Machinima have announced a new five-episode miniseries is forthcoming.
Titled Street Fighter: Resurrection, the series is set ten years after Assassin’s Fist and will follow Charlie Nash (Alain Moussi), who was presumed dead in the Street Fighter video games. Unfortunately for some legendary Street Fighter champions, Nash is back and targeting them. Ryu (Mike Moh) and Ken Masters (Christian Howard), returning from Assassin’s Fist, will try and figure out why.
If you liked Assassin’s Fist, you should be really excited about Resurrection because it features the same creative team, including director and writer Joey Ansah, who also played Akuma in the series. It’s not clear if Resurrection is supposed to take the place of World Warrior, the previously announced sequel to Assassin’s Fist, or if it will be stand-alone. What is clear is that, like Assassin’s Fist, the miniseries will feature some serious fighting. Moussi has worked as a stuntman on X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pacific Rim, and both the upcoming World of Warcraft movie and Suicide Squad.
Street Fighter: Resurrection acts as a tie-in to Capcom’s new Street Fighter game, Street Fighter V, which will see Nash’s return as a playable character after his appearance in the Street Fighter Alpha series. Fifteen other characters, including four new ones, will be available in Street Fighter V with additional characters scheduled to be released throughout 2016. The game itself will be available for PS4 and PC on February 16 2016.
Even though Resurrection is being billed as a prologue to the game, the miniseries won’t debut until after the game’s release. In March, Street Fighter: Resurrection will be exclusively available on Verizon’s new Go90, a free mobile app that is designed to offer free streaming cable television options to consumers. Luckily, the app is available for anyone with a smartphone or tablet, no matter what wireless carrier you have, so get to downloading!
March may be far away, but Machinima has released a teaser for Street Fighter: Resurrection. The teaser gives us our first glimpse at this live-action version of Charlie Nash. It should go without saying, but the character already looks a great deal better than the version from Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. With any luck, we’ll get a look at a longer trailer soon!