In 2010, the internet was treated to Street Fighter: Legacy, a fan-film created by and starring Joey Ansah and Christian Howard that depicted a sparring match between the characters Ryu and Ken. The video has since received over 5 million views on YouTube. Due to the success and quality of the film itself, Capcom — the developer of the Street Fighter video game series — sanctioned an official web series from the same creative team called, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist.
Check out three teaser trailer for the series here below.
Here is a synopsis of the series from streetfighteraf.com:
To be called “˜Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’, this thrilling, multi layered series will take the audience back to the formative years of the iconic characters, Ryu and Ken, as they live a traditional warrior’s life in secluded Japan. The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as “˜Ansatsuken’ (Assassin’s Fist). The series follows them as they learn about the mysterious past of their Master, Gouken, and the tragic and dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed”¦or will history repeat itself?
The entire first season of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be released in May of 2014 by Machinima.com. In the meantime, you can check out three teaser trailers for the upcoming web series below, as it looks to be a “hadouken” good time!
If you haven’t seen Street Fighter: Legacy yet, be sure to check it out on YouTube.