Last month we saw teaser trailers for a live-action web series based on the hit video game series Street Fighter that comes from Machinima.
Now the entire series, titled Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, is online for your viewing pleasure. Following Ken Masters and best friend Ryu, the series offers the back stories of many popular characters from the games and how they intertwine.
You can check out all episodes of the web series below.
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.
Street Fighter IV Genre: Fighting
Rating: 12 (VSC Rating)
Format: Xbox 360, PS3 (Coming soon to PC), Arcade
Chances are, you’ve already heard about Capcom’s legendary Street Fighter series – Street Fighter 2 was/is the benchmark for almost every 1v1 fighting game that exists today. If you haven’t, then you’re either not a gamer, or haven’t set foot in an arcade in the last 15+ years.
SF2 is quite possibly one of my favourite games of all time – it is (in my opinion) one of the most polished and flawless fighting games to date, even if it’s 2D. The game’s combo system and tactical gameplay makes it fun for beginners to pick up, and great for hardcore players to arrange tournaments around (which in turn makes for some amazing viewing).
Capcom haven’t been able to match the original Street Fighter 2‘s quality for a long time (the closest they came for me was Street Fighter Alpha 2), and in the development of their latest release; Street Fighter IV, you can tell they’ve gone back to the roots of the series. Capcom did attempt delving into the world of a 3D Street Fighter before, with the Street Fighter Ex series – these, although good in their own right, were overshadowed by games like Tekken and Dead or Alive.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Starring Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan
Release date: February 27, 2009
With Street Fighter 4 already out in gaming consoles and catching fire once again, you knew it was only a matter of time before La-La Land would take another stab at the Street Fighter movie franchise. This time, the popular Capcom game takes the form of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li.
The movie centers around Chun-Li (Kristin Kreuk), the popular female character in the Street Fighter franchise. As a small child, Chun-Li spent most of her time honing her skills on the piano and learning martial arts from her father until one night when he is kidnapped right in front of her by the evil Bison (Neal McDonough) and his henchman Balrog (Michael Clarke Duncan) and unable to stop it. Days become years, as Chun-Li grows up without her father but becomes a pianist, what he always hoped her to be. Still, she longs to find her father and a mysterious scroll that arrives on her doorstep may hold the key to his whereabouts. Leaving everything she knows behind her, she searches for her father, knowing her search will lead her to Bison once more.