Watch the first episode of ‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’ now!

"Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist" Akuma Poster

"Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist" Akuma Poster

Ready for more live-action Street Fighter? So far, there have been two movies based on Capcom’s popular Street Fighter video game series (three, if you count Wong Jing’s Future Cops, a 1993 Hong Kong film that was unofficially based on Street Fighter characters).

First, there was Steven E. de Souza’s Street Fighter (aka Street Fighter: The Ultimate Battle), a big budget, 1994 Hollywood film that starred Jean-Claude Van Damme as Guile. Next, came 2009′s Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, which centered on the character of Chun-Li, played by Kristin Kreuk.

For the most part, these two films became a laughing stock for both Street Fighter game and martial arts movie fans alike. Not only were they weak films as a whole, but both integrated unnecessary plot lines that went against the grain of what most people loved about videogame: a simple story about a global street fighting tournament.

Now, there’s a new hope that comes in the form of an upcoming web/television series called Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. Directed by Joey Ansah (maker of the impressive Street Fighter: Legacy Fan Film), Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist promises a faithful-to-the-game story, down to the characters speaking Japanese and English.

According to producer Jacqueline Quella: “Millions of fans of the game have been calling out for a true-to-the-game telling of the Street Fighter story. Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist gives them just that. We’re already experiencing enormous interest from the fan-base.”

The cast includes Togo Igawa, Joey Ansah, Mike Moh, Christian Howard, Akira Koieyama, Shogen, Gaku Space, Hyunri, Hal Yamanouchi and Mark Killeen. FUNimation has secured distribution rights for a North American release.

We’ll have more information as it comes. Until then, be sure and watch Ansah’s Street Fighter: Legacy Fan Film, which should give you a hint of what to expect from the upcoming series. | Official poster for Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. | First teaser trailer. | Ryu teaser trailer. | Ken teaser trailer. | Final trailer. | Akuma poster, courtesy of Collider.

BREAKING NEWS: Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is now available to watch. The first episode, titled “Episode 0,” can be viewed here. - Thanks to Film Combat Syndicate

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2 Responses to Watch the first episode of ‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’ now!

  1. OpiumKungFuCracker says:

    I for one can not wait for this shit!!!! A proper film that the Street Fighter world is sorely deserving of one. I actually liked the first two hollywood films because they made me laugh so hard and it was a cheap roller coaster ride.

  2. Yes I’m going to like this series it will put Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 to shame.

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