Friday, November 7, 2008

Udon Announces Street Fighter IV comic miniseries coming this February

Feb  09 does really look like the ultimate street fighter month for us sf fans. First the street fighter IV game will be released that same month, the street fighter IV anime is coming on feb with the game (at least in japan) then the legend of chun-li movie has also a feb 09 release date, and now Udon just announced that a comics mini series of Street Fighter IV will see the light on feb 09.

The mini series is 4 issues long and the story is in prallel with the street fighter 2 turbo ongoing comic series which makes this new series more of a prequel to the street fighter 4 story which will probably start after the conclusion of the sf2 turbo series.

From the press release: "Coming from UDON in February 2009, a new cast of World Warriors takes center stage in the Street Fighter® IV comic series. Based on quite possibly the most anticipated fighting game ever, the 4-issue Street Fighter IV mini-series puts the spotlight on hot new characters like the enigmatic Crimson Viper, amnesiac brawler Abel, spicy Mexican wrestler El Fuerte, and chubby kung-fu fighter Rufus.

The series will explore a new mystery, as top fighters from all around the world begin to disappear. With the world’s focus set squarely on the Street Fighter II Tournament, few have noticed the unexplained disappearances. But when Street Fighter mainstays like Sakura, Dan and more get mixed up in the plot, you can be sure they’ll be busting some kidnapper chops before too long! Plus fans will get an in-depth look at the back-stories of some of the new Street Fighter IV cast, including the brand new boss character Seth and his connections to Street Fighter’s big baddie M.Bison. "

Click here to read the full Press Release and to also check the two gorgeous covers for sfIV issue #1 

Just a reminder, Street Fighter 2 turbo comic series started two months ago with now issue #0 and #1 already on stores. If you are still on the fence and not sure if you should jumb on this new comic series train check back here this week-end as i will be reviewing both the issues for the first time, so look forward to that.