In celebration of the release of Capcom's Street Fighter X Tekken, Thousand Pounds Action Company (the team behind the popular Real Life Ultra Combos and Street Fighter: Beginnings End videos) has released an epic live action film based on the game, showcasing the team's eye-popping fight choreography and surprisingly impressive cinematography and special effects. The short film, called The Devil Within, has now been viewed on Youtube over 400k times, and is about a million miles better than both the recent Street Fighter and Tekken films, and comes as part of a four film marketing campaign, which saw Capcom commission four popular Youtubers (the other three being Toby Turner, Mike Dahlquist and Olga Kay). Here's the official low-down of the film:
The Devil Gene The Satsui no hadou Both hide in the depths of one's soul and are unrelenting powers that plague the heroes of the Tekken and Street Fighter universes respectively. "Is the quest for power just when the cost is your own humanity?" When these two powers discover the existence of one another, it changes the fate of many warriors from both worlds. When the renowned world warrior Ryu, (from Street Fighter lore) begins to struggle with the darkness inside (The "Satsui no hadou") it attracts the attention of a man who has come to fully accept his own darkness, Kazuya Mishima (Tekken series regular). With the Devil Gene howling inside Ryu's mind, Kazuya attacks, catching him off guard and taking advantage of his battle within. Who will win when these worlds collide?
What will become obvious when you watch the link below is the diligence that has gone into preserving the spirit of gaming, and of both game franchises in the film-making, which is something that mostly cannot be said for the various Hollywood adaptations that have come to light... http://youtu.be/Hn_HaEf62h4 Great stuff. Street Fighter X Tekken is out now on XBox 360 and PS3.