In what is hopefully a final admission that live-action Street Fighter films just don’t work, Capcom and Eagle One Media have joined forces to release a “motion comic movie” based on the beloved fighting game.

Due for release in August, Street Fighter: The New Challengers seemingly focuses on the Super Street Fighter II-era of the series’ canon, with a bit of Sakura thrown in to appease the swath of fans who otherwise might develop confusing feelings toward Ryu.

Here, just read the official synopsis for yourself:

The epic Street Fighter saga continues as Ryu begins his journey around the world, Cammy’s quest to discover her past takes a number of unexpected turns, Chun-Li’s investigation into Shadaloo takes her from the depths of the Hong Kong underworld to the jungles of Brazil, and Ken must contend with a vengeful Vega who wants nothing but to turn Ken’s wedding shower into a bloodbath. Many familiar faces from the Street Fighter universe return including US Special Ops Guile and the spunky and determined schoolgirl Sakura, while fan-favorites such as Fei-Long, Gen, Balrog, Blanka, and Delta Red team make their debut.

I’m all for digging into the frighteningly detailed background of Capcom’s flagship fighter, but honestly I’m not entirely sold on the “motion comic” gimmick. The art itself is quite pretty, but when all the characters look like paper dolls brought to life via eldritch wizardry, it ruins any suspension of disbelief I might’ve had.

Source: Capcom Unity

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