‘Street’ meets ‘Fighter’ once again, this time through the eyes of Assassin’s Fist Limited – creators of the fan-made YouTube phenomenon, Street Fighter: Legacy. Capcom USA has partnered with Assassin’s Fist Limited to produce an all-new, live-action series called (appropriately) Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist.
The news was delivered at Comic-Con 2012 earlier today by Joey Ansah (series creator) and Christian Howard (actor). Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is being developed for a release in 2013, and will showcase a full-lengh version of Ansah’s 2010 short fan film.
The new series will take place in rural Japan, and will tell of the formative years of Ryu and Ken as they seek to master the “Ansatsuken” (Assassin’s Fist) fighting style. The legacy of this fighting style will fall on their shoulders, as they become the final students to learn Ansatsuken. They will come to find out that this legacy was born in their Master Gouken’s shadowy past.
Work on the new series has been underway for the past two years, based on the three-minute long fan film that became a viral hit among Street Fighter fans. The Legacy fan film was produced with the blessing of Capcom. With 3,793,918 views on YouTube to date, it may lead to a live-action series a bit more palatable to Street Fighter fans than the Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li live-action film.
Press play below to view the Street Fighter: Legacy fan film fan film and get a taste of the fresh new direction for this franchise.