Street Fighter: Resurrection, a new series by Machinima based on the popular video game franchise by Capcom, will bow on Go90 in March 2016.
The series will consist of five live-action episodes and will be written and directed by Joey Ansah, who directed the mini-series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, which bowed on digital and home video in 2014. Also returning to the project are producers Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wodding, and actors Mike Moh and Christian Howard.
As Capcom’s second-most popular franchise, Street Fighter is sure to be a big draw. According to a 2014 document released by the company, the series has seen more than 35 million units sold, putting it behind only the Resident Evil franchise in terms of sales. The first game under the Street Fighter banner was published in 1987.
Resurrection was born from a partnership between Machinima and Capcom and will, according to a release by Machinima, serve as a narrative setup for the upcoming PlayStation’s Street Fighter V game, which will also hit story shelves in the spring of 2016.
Other recent premieres from Machinima include the Minecraft-based Bacca Chronicles on YouTube and the daily talk show All Systems Go! on Sony’s PlayStation Vue platform. In September, Machinima launched Machinima Studios, its own production house, as it struck more content deals for platforms such as Vessel, Sony and Verizon.
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