Last night in the US, Street Fighter Resurrection kicked off with the first episode in a 4 part mini-series. Unfortunately, if you’re outside the US, you have some time to wait as go90 have a deal to exclusively show the full series before anyone else.
Street Fighter Assassin’s Fist is amazing, and I might just go and watch it again while I wait for these four episodes to become available over here in Europe. I would rather watch them all in one sitting anyway. Resurrection includes Charlie Nash, Laura, DeCapre and of course, Ryu and Ken. If you have go90, go and watch it now. Until then, here’s a behind the scenes trailer featuring some of the series’ cast.
There has been a lot of confusion over the origin of Street Fighter Resurrection, after the successful Street Fighter Assassin’s Fist. It has been known for some time that the crew are working on Street Fighter: World Warrior, but due to the success of Assassin’s Fist, Capcom commissioned the guys and girls to do a promotional mini-series for Street Fighter V.
The Facebook page for the live action series posted a FAQ for their fans, and below, you can read it in full:
1) WHAT IS ‘STREET FIGHTER: RESURRECTION’? :
SFR is a 4part mini-series. Officially licensed by Capcom, it is produced by the team behind ‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’ in association with Machinima.
2) HOW CAN WE VIEW IT?:
Machinima will be debuting the series in America on Verizon’s Go90 app March 15. 1 episode will drop per week. You do NOT have to be a Verizon subscriber to download and use the app for free from the Apple App store or Google Play store. Anyone with a tablet or Smart Phone in the United States can acquire the app and view the show.
3) WHAT IF WE LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA??:
We believe Machinima are currently working on an International distribution strategy for the series. As soon as we hear any official news we’ll be sure to let you all know ASAP!!! We don’t want any of our international fans to miss the show!
4) IS SFR A DIRECT SEQUEL TO SFAF? :
No! SFR is set within the same cinematic universe as SFAF but is set a decade or more after the events of SFAF. It covers narratively some of the events occurring after the SFIV game series and leading into the events of SFV. As with SFAF, the script has been developed to follow the true canon of the SF story first and foremost while creating broader narrative around it, which will tie into the events of SFAF and the upcoming SF:World Warrior. Joey consulted closely with Capcom last year to gain insight into the as of yet unreleased canon story details of SFV. Until Capcom releases the cinematic story mode for SFV in June, this series will give you some expanded knowledge on the canon, story and motives of some of your favourite fighters in SFV.
5) IS THIS HAPPENING INSTEAD OF WORLD WARRIOR!?
No! World Warrior has been in development ever since SFAF was finished. The plan for World Warrior is to be a high budget premium US Cable TV show, with hour long episodes and a budget that this story line truly needs and deserves to be told properly. Understand that the World Warrior story line Joey Ansah has been developing for a multi season arc will cover the remaining relevant events of the SF Alpha series, SF 1, and SF2 game series. What is planned for SFWW is on a bigger & more difficult to pull of scale than you can imagine. Please be patient, every effort and sacrifice has been, and continues to be made by Joey Ansah and Producers Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding to make World Warrior happen in the biggest most epic way possible.
6) SO HOW DID RESURRECTION COME ABOUT? DID CAPCOM ASK YOU TO MAKE IT?:
The SFAF team maintained the rights to make an online sequel to SFAF, which Capcom wanted used. There was interest in another webseries being released close to the launch of SFV. As explained above the direct sequel for SFAF will be a TV/CABLE series so there was no way World Warrior was going to be done as an online series. Therefore Joey Ansah had to choose what story he was willing to write, direct, shoot and post produce in a 6month period. All considered it made sense to leap way down the timeline and explore the canonical events leading upto the events of SFV. The return of and the new nature of SFV Charlie Nash in particular is an extremely enigmatic story point, one Joey was seriously interested in Tackling. Machinima were also very interested in working with the SFAF team to do something else in the SF universe after the success of SFAF on their channel. Machinima acted quickly and were able to finance and greelight the series into production without delay.
7) WE LOVED SFAF, IT’S LOOK, FEEL AND FAITHFULNESS TO THE CANON…..THIS LOOKS PRETTY DIFFERENT…ARE FANS OF THE ORIGINAL GONNA DIG THIS??:
SFAF was a period piece set between the 50’s and the late 80’s. As a result the look and feel of it was designed to tap into that romanticised, nostalgic feel of the good ol’ days! SFR looks and feels different because it is contemporary and urban. This may be initially jarring when compared to SFAF upon first glimpse, but we guarantee you’ll slip straight into this new timeline with ease when you start watching the series. As with the SFAF trailer we have held back the best for the series. The same amount of love and detail has gone into every aspect of production in SFR as with SFAF. In some areas we believe we have raised the bar from what came before. This series further expands the SF cinematic universe and will bring you closer to characters like Charlie Nash, Decapre and Laura than ever before, while further enhancing your existing relationship with Ryu and Ken.