Street Fighter has had a couple of notable missteps when it comes to translating the franchise to live-action, namely Street Fighter: The Movie and The Legend of Chun-Li. Will fans be able to make better than these Hollywood monstrosities? That's what Capcom plans on finding out. Well-received fan film "Street Fighter: Legacy" is getting the official treatment, set to become a full-on Web series backed by Capcom itself.
IGN reports that the show is titled Street Fighter: The Assassin's Fist, and is set to debut in 2013. It will revolve around Ryu and Ken, training in the (nearly) lost fighting style of Ansatsuken (Assassin's Fist). The pair start to learn about the past of their master, Gouken, and the history of the fighting style.
The series is being co-written by Joey Ansah, creator of the fan film, and Christian Howard, who played Ken in the film. "Our priority is to stay true to the appearance, fighting techniques and canon of the Street Fighter game," said Howard. "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!"
You can check out the Street Fighter Legacy fan film, and Assassin's Fist announcement video, below.