This interview of a capcom rep of the upcoming streetfighter movie got me going (this is just a segment):
"BIZ: With the focus on Chung Li for this film, do you foresee a film franchise that will focus on different characters moving forward?
CB: This is the introduction of different films. The fact that the first one is based on Chung Li gives you an indication of the direction we’re going. It’s more specific to character and storyline rather than a nebulous plot. It’s actually making it far more relevant to the story line and characters in the game, as well. Capcom is not about licensing out IP to get the best it can out of the movie industry. We’re about building our brands. Street Fighter is one of our major brands.
*And although we haven’t talked about any new Street Fighter games going forward, it is a major brand for us.
BIZ: The original Street Fighter: The Movie spawned games featuring the digital likenesses of Jean Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia. Will we see new games based on this film?
CB: I can confirm that we have a multi-format strategy for Street Fighter, what, when, how and why we’re not talking about. Anniversaries for key franchises are important milestones in the game industry. We have a 20th Anniversary of Street Fighter in 2008 and we’ll be developing a number of properties around that for the anniversary. "
clearly, when the capcom rep says “multi-format” hes not just tlaking about movies. I would definately place my bet on a next gen game, which obviously entail improved graphics. Possibly a pretty 2d fighter (a la ggx) or 3d (EX series).
hopefully it’s not the latter…andi swear to God if they release one more streetfighter game rehash im going to shoot myself.
what do you guys think? possible streetfighter sequel/prequel? or am i spewing shit outta my mouth?