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Street Fighter live-action series announced

'Assassin's Fist' will take viewers back to the formative years of Ryu and Ken

Capcom USA has teamed up with Assassin's Fist Limited to produce a live-action series based on the Street Fighter franchise.

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Announced at Comic-Con by SF producer Yoshinori Ono, 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist' will be distributed worldwide by Content Media Corporation in 2013.

According to the official announcement: "The series will take the audience back to the formative years of the 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, Gouken, and the tragic and dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed...or will history repeat itself?"

Assassin's Fist is being brought to the screen by the core team behind fan movie Street Fighter: Legacy, which has racked up over eight million YouTube views. The live-action series is the brainchild of director Joey Ansah, who has starred The Bourne Ultimatum and Snow White and the Huntsman.

He said: "This takes the story right back to the start - the origins and motivations of Ryu, Ken, Gouken and Akuma. This will become the definitive back-story from which further epic adventures will follow."

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