Capcom has announced an official Street Fighter live action series to debut in 2013.

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will tell the origin story of Ryu and Ken as they are training in Japan. The pair are the last practitioners of the fighting style known as 'Ansatsuken' (Assassin's Fist). They learn about their master, Gouken, and the secret of the Ansatsuken style. Here's betting Akuma pops up at some point to ruin everyone's day.

It's being made by the people behind Street Fighter: Legacy, the fan film that has had over eight million views on YouTube.

Joey Ansah, who is heading the project, said: "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will be what fans have been waiting for. Legacy was a taster; a glimpse of what a live-action Street Fighter should be.

"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."

Christian Howard, who starred as Ken in Legacy, co-wrote the script. He added: "Our priority is to stay true to the appearance, fighting techniques and canon of the Street Fighter game. At the same time we've managed to make this an emotion and character driven story, which will surprise viewers who might just be expecting a super faithful fight fest!"

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