Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist Live-Action Series To Follow Ken And Ryu

By Ishaan . July 13, 2012 . 9:00am

A live-action Street Fighter series that will explore the origins of protagonist, Ryu and Ken, is in development, Street Fighter executive producer, Yoshinori Ono, revealed at Comic-Con.


Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be released worldwide in 2013, and is being led by Joey Ansah—who worked on the Street Fighter: Legacy web film—in collaboration with Capcom, according to a Variety report.


The name for the series comes from "Ansatsuken" (which means Assassin’s Fist), the name of the fighting style Ryu and Ken train in. The two are unknowingly the last practitioners of the art and the series will follow them as they discover the past of their master, Gouken, and the tragic legacy of the Ansatsuken style.


"Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be what fans have been waiting for," Ansah said about his new series. "Legacy was a taster; a glimpse of what a live-action ‘Street Fighter’ should be."


You can watch Ansah and Christian Howard, who starred in Legacy, discuss the new show below:


  • Zeidge

    Not this again…

    • Guest

      yes this again

  • d19xx


  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Wha- What the? Another one? I still have funny memories about the first one 

  • Victoria [Rokuso3]

    Sorry, I couldn’t hold back XDD.

  • aoihana

    I still say that should have given Jean-Claude Van Damme Ryu’s role in the first movie. 

    Seriously, I thought Street Fighter: Legacy was pretty entertaining, much better than the mess the first was. I’d like to see where this goes. I liked all the angles, and the slow motion was cool, too. I think the special effects weren’t bad, either, for a fan film. (◕‿◕✿) 

  • ivanchu77

    ….Wasn´t the Van Damme  and the legend of chunli movies enough ?

    • The thing is, there are independent groups who can make it work. But… I can’t exactly imagine big companies hiring them out of the blue.

  • Blackhowling

    I think it’ll be better then that abomination Legend of Chun Li. I mean come on man that was just a train wreck of a movie.

  • Seizui

    … Okay, I am not sure how I feel about this. Opinion-wise, I would had liked to see Thousand Pounds(also seen in the RivenX3i account on Youtube) do this one. What I saw of the Legacy one, there was too much slow motion use and the footsie at the end topped it all off in me shaking my head. The aesthetics, however, was down. Hopefully when they do this, they’ll improve on that.

    Nevertheless, again, I like their aesthetics as it was way better than the actual movies. I also admire their passion and I think their movie will do well, story-wise. If they have the fight coordination of Thousand Pounds, then I think this would be a phenomenal movie.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    ……… after the previous two abomination movies,……. they still haven’t get their lessons?T_T

  • Interesting. Might watch… If Sakura was in this I woud watch it without a doubt but since she isn’t I’m going with maybe.

  • Blow Society

    For those of you who were saying that the first SF movie was enough, or that the Legend of Chunli was good, well I’m telling you, you people don’t deserve to be called Street fighter fanatics! Because those two movies were epic failures! They didn’t capture the essence of SF at all!

    Unlike this web short “Street Fighter: Legacy” (which was made by die-hard SF fans FYI) which shown the possibilities of making a live-action SF while staying loyal to the fighting game it was based on. No doubt CAPCOM hired them. So this is definitely something only SF fans will truly look forward to.

  • xxx128

    This new capcom is slowly but surely starting to disgust me with all this shameless whoring out of their classics.

  • Bruce Acosta

    I hope they will do it the justice to the game

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