SDCC12: Trailers for ‘HALO’ Web Series, DC Fighter ‘Injustice’, & ‘Mass Effect’ Anime, Plus ‘Street Fighter’ Live Action TV Series Announced
Is it just me or does Comic-Con seem to be even busier this year? Already we’ve a seen a bunch of trailers but these three are for the gamer crowd. Let’s get started, here’s the greatly anticipated trailer for HALO 4: Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action series based on the franchise,
Airing on Machinima Prime and Halo Waypoint, HALO 4: Forward Unto Dawn, begins on October 5th and will be a five part seires. The whole thingis a lead in for HALO 4 releasing November 6th.
Here’s a summary of the show from Coming Soon,
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn tells an exciting story of heroism and sacrifice on a scale never before seen in the “Halo” universe, taking fans back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war and leading into the events of Halo 4. Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about this war, and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry. As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and turns his world upside down. Inspired by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero.
What do you guys think? Are you excited to see this new part of the HALO universe?
Hit the jump for more game trailers and some news about a live-action Street Fighter series!
There’s been a lot of buzz around the upcoming fighter featuring DC‘s hardest hitters from Warner Bros. and Netherealm, and judging by this new trailer and the 15 minutes of gameplay footage it is all very well deserved. Watch the videos below, first the trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us then the gameplay footage hosted by creative director Ed Boon,
Wow. When your trailer is primarily made up of actual gameplay footage and it’s that great looking – did you see Flash beating Superman’s head on a car!? – then I think you know you’re in for an excellent game. This is no Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe, that’s for sure.
Were you “wowed” by this new Injustice footage?
I’m of the very tiny percent who haven’t played Mass Effect. Well, that’s a lie, I played a little of the first game and when I got lost on some planet I gave up. I’m a quitter when it comes to video games, that’s what I’m getting at. Anyway, there’s this anime coming out based in the Mass Effect universe and it follows a character many of you might totally dig, James Vega. Called Paragon Lost the anime will follow Vega during his battle with the collectors, which I’ll guess is mentioned at some point and you’d all like to know what really went down. Well, you will, in Paragon Lost, check out the trailer below,
It sure looks great, the narration might be a tad too intense, but again, I’m no Mass Effect guru, it could just be how they talk. But for you fans, is this a prequel you wanted to see? Still pissed about Mass Effect 3? Oh, sorry, too soon?
And finally, remember Street Fighter? ‘Course you do, I’m sure you’ve wasted many a summer’s day, holed up inside, trying to master every combo. Sadly, the live-action adaptations ere often lacking something, quality. So this news of a new live-action series probably doesn’t excite you all that much, but wait, there’s more! What if I said this live-action Street Fighter series was from the guys behind that stellar Street Fighter fan film, Street Fighter: Legacy, which watch below. Sounds better, right?
Here’s the press release from Comic-Con,
Capcom USA, Inc. and Assassin’s Fist Limited have signed an agreement to produce a live-action series based on Capcom®’s successful ‘Street Fighter®’ game franchise.
To be called ‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’, this thrilling, multi layered series will take the audience back to the formative years of the iconic characters, Ryu and Ken, as they live a traditional warrior’s life in secluded Japan. The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as ‘Ansatsuken’ (Assassin’s Fist). The series follows them as they learn about the mysterious past of their Master, Gouken, and the tragic and dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed…or will history repeat itself?
‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’, the brain-child of Joey Ansah, is being brought to the screen by the core team behind the hugely successful fan movie ‘Street Fighter: Legacy’.
“Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be what fans have been waiting for. Legacy was a taster; a glimpse of what a live-action Street Fighter should be,” said Joey Ansah, announcing the movie. “This takes the story right back to the start – the origins and motivations of Ryu, Ken, Gouken and Akuma. This will become the definitive back-story from which further epic adventures will follow.”
‘Street Fighter: Legacy’ received a rapturous reception from fans and critics, becoming one of the most successful YouTube movies of all time in the film & animation category, with over 8 million views. Christian Howard, who starred as ‘Ken’ in ‘Legacy’ and has co-written the script for ‘Assassin’s Fist’ with Joey Ansah, said, “Our priority is to stay true to the appearance, fighting techniques and canon of the Street Fighter game. At the same time we’ve managed to make this an emotion and character driven story, which will surprise viewers who might just be expecting a super faithful fight fest!.”
The series is being produced by Jacqueline Quella, whose previous projects include ‘Romanzo Criminale’ (Crime Novel); Academy Award nominated ‘Don’t Tell’; and Tobe Hooper’s ‘The Toolbox Murders’.
The series will be directed by Joey Ansah who, as ‘Desh’, was part of one of the most celebrated movie fight scenes of all time, in ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’; and was recently at the heart of the action in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’; and is in the forthcoming ‘The Numbers Station’ with John Cusack.
The series was announced by Capcom’s Producer for Street Fighter, Yoshinori Ono at Comic-Con 2012 (San Diego), and will be distributed worldwide by Content Media Corporation for a release in 2013.
Whew! There’s some Comic-Con video game news for ya. Make sure to stay with Nerd Bastards all day for all the highlights from San Diego Comic-Con!