Gaming and media website Machinima and video game publisher Capcom have teamed up for an upcoming Street Fighter live-action miniseries. Called Street Fighter: Resurrection, it will have five episodes and will begin later this month.
Street Fighter: Resurrection will feed off the buzz generated by the latest installment of the storied gaming franchise, Street Fighter V (released last month for the PlayStation 4). It takes place a decade after the events in the previous Street Fighter miniseries, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, which was also a collaboration between Machinima and Capcom.
Ryu and Ken—easily the two most popular characters in the SF universe—is part of the show. However, we're told that the bespectacled combatant Charlie Nash is the focus of the storyline. Alain Mousi (Suicide Squad, X-Men: Days of Future Past) will play Nash's character, the baddie Ryu and co. should stop in the miniseries.With the hype surrounding Street Fighter V, we expect Street Fighter: Resurrection to eclipse the impressive 17 million views garnered by Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist's 12-episode run.
To our fellow fans everywhere, don't forget to check out Machinima's YouTube channel this month as the miniseries' episodes will be uploaded there.
In the meantime, here's the trailer to further stoke your SF-loving hearts: