Comic-Con 2012: Capcom Announces Live Action ‘Street Fighter’ TV Series

The creators of the fan film Street Fighter: Legacy team with Capcom to tell the origins of Ken and Ryu.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

In the two decades since the legendary "Street Fighter 2" was released in arcades, the video game franchise has been adapted into two live action films. The first film was the infamous 1994 Street Fighter movie with Jean-Claude Van Damme as Guile and the second came in 2009 with Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li starring Kristin Kreuk in the title role.

For its third attempt at live action, Capcom is returning to focus to Ken and Ryu, the original main characters of the game series.

During Comic-Con International, Capcom USA, Inc. and Assassin's Fist Limited announced that they are developing "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist," a prequel TV series that will follow the early days of Ken and Ryu as they study the mysterious fighting style called "Ansatsuken" under the guidance of Master Gouken. 

"Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" was conceived by Joey Ansah, the creator of the popular Street Fighter: Legacy fan film. Christian Howard (who portrayed Ken in Street Fighter: Legacy) will co-write the "Assassin's Fist" script with Anash.

"Our priority is to stay true to the appearance, fighting techniques and canon of the Street Fighter game," said Anash. 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!."

While the project is still in an early phase, "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" is being targeted for a 2013 release. To give you a taste of what to expect, you can watch the Street Fighter: Legacy fan film below.