The folks behind the live-action Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist production are ringing in the New Year in style by releasing the first official poster for their web series. The poster also offers our first solid look at Street Fighter legends, Ken and Ryu. Marketing efforts for the project are expected to ramp up in the first quarter of 2014 which will be followed shortly by the actual release of the web series. So far, there are no details on what format Assassin’s Fist will be released on. Will it be a Machinima/YouTube project? Maybe an Xbox Live release? Or maybe the production will debut on Netflix or Hulu? We should have these questions answered very shortly.
“Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist” is an upcoming Capcom sanctioned live-action webseries from the team behind the noteworthy web short, “Street Fighter: Legacy.” The story will explore the early days of series stars Ryu and Ken and tell the story of their tutelage under Gouken, who must decide whether to pass down all the secrets of the ‘Asatsuken (Assassin’s Fist) fighting style after experiencing first hand the ill-effects that befall his younger brother, Akuma. Gouken struggles with whether his two young trainees Ken and Ryu will split along the path of light and darkness just as he and Akuma did as they learned from their master, Goutetsu. Joey Ansah (The Bourne Ultimatum) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Ken actor Christian Howard in addition to portraying Akuma. Togo Igawa (Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) will portray grandmaster Goutetsu. Mike Moh (Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight ) plays Ryu. Hal Yamanouchi (The Wolverine) will portray Senzo while actor Mark Killeen (Game of Thrones) will play Ken’s father, Mr. Masters. Akira Koieyama plays Gouken and Shogen plays a ‘Young Gouken’. The project is aiming for an early 2014 release.