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Live-action 'Street Fighter: Assassin's Fists' series announced

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A new live-action series based on the Street Fighter franchise was announced at Comic-Con today. Capcom USA will be teaming up with Assassin's Fist Limited to "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."

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono said Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will be distributed worldwide by Content Media Corporation in 2013.

The official announcement explained: "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 developed by the core team behind fan movie Street Fighter: Legacy which has amassed over eight million YouTube views.

The live-action series director Joey Ansah added: "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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