×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Comic-Con: Capcom Greenlights ‘Street Fighter’ Sequel Series ‘World Warrior’

Video game publisher Capcom is moving forward with a sequel to its live action “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist” digital series, based on its popular franchise.

Joey Ansah is returning to write and direct “Street Fighter: World Warrior” to bow in late 2015 or early 2016.

SEE ALSO: More Photos from Comic-Con

Ansah will reunite with “Assassin’s Fist” castmembers Mike Moh, who played Ryu, and Gaku Space (Goki).

Capcom announced the series at its Comic-Con panel in San Diego on Friday.

The 12 episodes of “Assassin’s Fist” debuted on Machinima earlier this year and generated 16 million views.

“We demonstrated with ‘Assassin’s Fist’ that an authentic, live-action version of videogames, with a compelling and dramatic storyline, can be made,” said series producer Jacqueline Quella. “We’ll be taking the same approach with the new series.”

The new series will introduce more of the game’s iconic characters.

“The scale of ‘World Warrior’ is much larger, picking up where ‘Assassin’s Fist’ left off as we follow Ryu and Ken on their ‘Musha Shugyo’ (warrior’s pilgrimage),” Ansah said. “The Shadaloo criminal cartel will be introduced, led by the extremely dangerous M.Bison, which will naturally lead into the World Warrior tournament,” in which fan favorites Guile, Chun-li, Sagat will play a significant role.

“There are some big and primal themes which we’ll be exploring in the sequel,” said producer Mark Wooding. “It will be thrilling and naturally, as befits the game, the fights will be epic, but it will be driven by the characters, their stories, faults and problems. It will be a dark tale.”

“Assassin’s Fist” was first announced at Comic-Con in 2012.

“We are delighted to be working again with the team that did such an excellent job with ‘Street Fighter: Assassins Fist,” said Matt Dahlgren, associate director of brand marketing at Capcom. “The response to it has been amazing, and working with filmmakers who are so passionate about the game is an extremely rewarding process.”

Capcom also announced “Assassin’s Fist” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the fall, as well as video-on-demand and download-to-own platforms. Content Media Corp is handling the distribution. The discs will include an unreleased epilogue episode.

Watch “Assassin’s Fist,” which debuted on Machinima, below:

More Biz

  • Pamela Anderson

    Pamela Anderson Fears Julian Assange 'Won't Survive' Extradition to U.S.

    After previously speaking out in support of her friend and WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, Pamela Anderson doesn’t think he would survive an extradition from the U.K. to the U.S. “I hope he gets out of there, but I don’t think he’ll survive extradition. It can’t happen. It’s not even an option. We can’t have him [...]

  • Jane Austin SAG AFTRA

    SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer Jane Austin Running for President

    Jane Austin, the National Secretary-Treasurer of SAG-AFTRA, has become the third candidate for the presidency of the performers union, joining incumbent Gabrielle Carteris and Matthew Modine. Austin is running as an independent for the top post at SAG-AFTRA, which has 160,000 members. Carteris will seek re-election as the head of the ticket for the Unite [...]

  • Endeavor

    Endeavor Group Holdings Files for Initial Public Offering

    Endeavor Group Holdings, the parent company of talent agency WME, has filed to go public with a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “EDR.” The number of shares to be offered and the price range have not yet been [...]

  • Lisbeth R Barron Investment Banker

    Investment Banker Lisbeth R. Barron on How She Became a Broadway Deal Specialist

    If you want to get a deal done on Broadway, call Lisbeth R. Barron. Barron is a veteran investment banker who launched her own shingle, Barron Intl. Group, in 2015. She has brokered a slew of deals throughout her career — which has included stops at S.G. Warburg and Bear Stearns — involving companies and [...]

  • The Prom Broadway

    'The Prom': How the Little Show That Could Found Its Way to the Tonys Dance

    Does a Broadway musical still count as an underdog if it’s got über-producer Ryan Murphy in its corner? It does if it’s “The Prom,” the labor of love from a team of Broadway veterans that’s carving out a place for itself as an original story on a street full of familiar titles and well-known brands. [...]

  • Mario Batali

    Mario Batali Charged With Assault and Battery in 2017 Groping Allegation

    On Friday, Mario Batali will be arraigned in a Boston courthouse regarding an indecent assault and battery charge after a woman accused the restaurateur of groping and kissing her in 2017, according to the New York Times. Several women have also accused Batali of sexual harassment. Batali has continuously denied the claims of sexual assault. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content