Capcom’s New Live-Action ‘Street Fighter’ Series: ‘Assassin’s Fist’

‘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.




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Brent Kincade

Brent Kincade was born under the sign of Pertwee and has often wondered if there was an alternate universe where Aquaman was instead called Waterhombre. He also spends a fair amount of his waking life patiently waiting for friends to mention a Thunderdome so he can roll his eyes and plead, "Can't we just get BEYOND Thunderdome??" (Six times, thus far.)

His first comic book was Spidey Super Stories #4 in 1974, his first Star Trek episode was "City On The Edge of Forever" in 1975, his first Doctor Who was "The Visitation" in 1984.

Once when he was young, he stashed his vinyl Halloween Spider-Man costume in the neighbor lady's shrubs and was later caught red-handed, crawling into the shrubs to change into costume because he had, "Heard a cry for help".

He's a father, an artist, a graphic designer, a cartoonist, and usually pretty handy in a pinch. Brent is the creator of #ThatTimeOnDrWho, #ThatTimeOnStarTrek, #ThatTimeOnStarWars and co-creator of "The Magic Cantina". Brent requests the story of his days be co-written by Harlan Ellison, Steven Moffat and Neil Gaiman, drawn by John Romita, scored by Ben Folds and riffed on by the fine folks at Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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