STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN'S FIST Machinima Press Release

Watch the debut teaser trailer for Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist. See how the Ansatsuken fighting style began and how Ken and Ryu inherited the lore from their sensei, Gouken. The series is set to debut on the digital platform, Machinma.

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By Mark Julian - 3/16/2014
Street Fighter Assassin's Fist first trailer



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And here's the official Press Release, announcing the series' release via Machinima:

MACHINIMA AND CAPCOM ANNOUNCE ALL EPISODES OF STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST WILL DEBUT ON THE MACHINIMA MAIN CHANNEL

Created By and Starring Joey Ansah and Christian Howard, Series Also Stars Togo Igawa, Akira Koieyama, Mike Moh, Gaku Space, Shogen, Hyunri, and features Hal Yamanouchi and Mark Killeen

Los Angeles, CA, March 14, 2014 – Machinima, Assassin’s Fist Limited, and Capcom U.S.A., Inc. announce today, in partnership with Producer Jacqueline Quella, and Director Joey Ansah, that STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST will debut in its entirety on Machinima, the number-one global video entertainment network for young males. The exact air date will be announced soon. The live-action series, which is distributed by Content Media, is the brainchild of Ansah (The Bourne Ultimatum, Snow White and the Huntsman), a member of the creative team behind the hugely successful fan film Street Fighter: Legacy—which has received almost 5,000,000 views to date. Ansah, who also stars in the series (Akuma), wrote the script with Christian Howard, who reprises his role as Ken Masters from the original fan film. The series also stars Mike Moh as Ryu, Togo Igawa (47 Ronin, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) as Gōtetsu, Akira Koieyama as Gōken, Gaku Space as Gōki, Mark Killeen (300: Rise of an Empire, The Dark Knight Rises) as Mr. Masters, and Hal Yamanouchi as Senzo. Through the coming of age story of Ken & Ryu, we are shown the back story of some of the game’s most iconic characters, and over the course of the series we will see how the past, present, and future of all of those characters are intertwined, as the battle to become Ansatsuken Master threatens to tear apart another generation of brothers.

“This series was meant for Machinima,” said Allen DeBevoise, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO of Machinima. “We have successfully launched popular game-inspired web series in the past, and Street Fighter is about as iconic as they come. We couldn’t be more excited about working with the incredible production team behind the series and the folks over at Capcom to launch not only a compelling and action-packed series in its own right, but also one that stays true to the Street Fighter lore.” DeBevoise continued, “After the success of Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2, we will once again provide all of the episodes on the day of launch to our fans to ensure they get exactly what they want—the entire series from start to finish!”

“We can’t wait for our fans to get the opportunity to experience Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist,” said Matt Dahlgren, Senior Product Manager at Capcom. “Working with filmmakers who are so passionate about the brand was an extremely rewarding process and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Their work embodies the heart and soul of what Street Fighter is and we’re thrilled that Machinima will be able to deliver the epic series to those who care about the celebrated franchise as much as we do.”

STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST is Machinima’s latest live-action series based on one of the world’s best-selling video game franchises, and is one which will very much stay true to the game, featuring fight moves and action performed by the cast with stunning attention to detail. It follows on the heels of last year’s highly successful airing of Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2, the successor to, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, as well as Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Combined, the three series have garnered more than 130,000,000 views on Machinima.

A thrilling, multilayered series, STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST takes the audience back to the formative years of 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, Gōken, and the tragic, dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed, or will history repeat itself?

“STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST is what a live-action Street Fighter should be,” said Ansah when he announced the project at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. “This takes the story right back to the start: the origins and motivations of Ryu, Ken, Gōken and Akuma. This will become the definitive back-story from which further epic adventures will follow.”


“Our priority is to stay true to the appearance, fighting techniques, and canon of the Street Fighter game,” Quella added. “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!”

The series is produced by Assassin’s Fist Limited (a UK based company) in association with Lonely Rock Productions, Gloucester Place Films, Capcom U.S.A., Inc. and Evropa Film.

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DarkSuperman - 3/16/2014, 11:00 PM
Sweet!
chujong - 3/16/2014, 11:04 PM
Hell yeah!! Looks good. I'll definitely check it out.
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/16/2014, 11:09 PM
freebirdink843 - 3/16/2014, 11:10 PM
3rd!!! I still get a medal right??!!
freebirdink843 - 3/16/2014, 11:11 PM
:(, 4th. No medal
loki668 - 3/16/2014, 11:18 PM
@freebirdink843

Good news: You get a medal
Bad news: It's aluminum
freebirdink843 - 3/16/2014, 11:24 PM
Haha, loki. Ill just wrap it around my head so this ufo doesn't take Mr, wait, that is the new FF movie
freebirdink843 - 3/16/2014, 11:24 PM
Me
bigshow2312 - 3/16/2014, 11:27 PM
Machinma, make this next:


GIFSoup
MericawithanM - 3/16/2014, 11:29 PM
This is going to be awesome. btw I loved the street fighter comics from a few years back. No lie, they are some of my favorite comics.
Humperdink - 3/16/2014, 11:35 PM
I'll only watch this if they let Nomis play Akuma.

Minghagz - 3/16/2014, 11:37 PM
Really looking forward to this!!
TheRealistStarLord - 3/17/2014, 12:08 AM
The teaser trailer felt like a comedy. They should stop doing this. Epic fail is epic!
mgeoff88 - 3/17/2014, 12:29 AM
I don't usually get excited about a fan made series, but this one looks really good!
Ceejay - 3/17/2014, 12:59 AM
I know the traditional character art always over-bulked the fighters but I still imagines they would get a more physically impressive looking cast than this. They look far too ordinary compared to the Mortal Kombat series actors.



MarVell - 3/17/2014, 3:18 AM





konoyaro - 3/17/2014, 3:23 AM
insain!
if only fox could do something with this care and atention.
Dinotron - 3/17/2014, 3:39 AM
@CeeJay

Do you seriously not think these guys are big enough?



They look spot on to me!
MercwithMouth - 3/17/2014, 4:46 AM
@bigshow

Yes! Someone needs to do a proper DBZ film or web series!

Also, very much looking forward to this Street Fighter series. Looks extremely good.

Btw, I loved the Van Damne Street Fighter. Such a guilty pleasure.
SuperCat - 3/17/2014, 5:17 AM
Looks f@ckin' awesome!







SpiderFraud - 3/17/2014, 5:29 AM
I personally hate web series, so I might skip this...eh, I don't know.
Super12 - 3/17/2014, 6:39 AM
Looks cool, I never read this or played it but I bet I'd be psyched if I did! I'll check it out
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/17/2014, 6:42 AM
I want Gareth Evans to do a live action Street Fighter film!!!! That would be epic!!!!!
MercwithMouth - 3/17/2014, 7:02 AM
@Super

You never played Street Fighter? Did you have a childhood?
Dedpool - 3/17/2014, 7:59 AM
I can't wait for this. Legacy was great and it was low budget.
Dedpool - 3/17/2014, 8:02 AM
I want this to do well so they can do what Ansah said and start the World Warrior story with Scott Adkins as Guile!!! HELL YEAH!!
DurtyTalynt - 3/17/2014, 9:52 AM
Gifs are funny as F!

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