Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li hopes to erase the distasteful memories of the first Street Fighter film from the mouths of fans of the video game series, but for fans of the franchise, there's hope on the comic book front as well. UDON Entertainment has been releasing relatively unnoticed Street Fighter comics for some time, and as revealed by MTV, a new series focusing on Chun-Li is on its' way soon.
The series, set to launch in 2009, will feature the same creative team behind Street Fighter Legends: Sakura, and will focus on a "younger Chun-Li and one of her earliest assignments for the Hong Kong police."
UDON's description continues "Along for the ride will be her partner Po-lin, a young woman who has a very personal score to settle with the terrorist Shadaloo organization. Expect this pair of lovely ladies to get into car chases, shoot outs, and plenty of fisticuffs as they fight their way to the truth about Shadaloo's latest scheme."
UDON also wants Street Fighter fans to know that other well-known characters from the franchise will appear as well, including Dorai and Go Hibiki. The preview art also reveals that the leader of the Shadaloo organization, M. Bison, will also be appearing.
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While it is clear that the comic intends to bring awareness to the film, and benefit from the film's hopeful success, it is unclear what (if any) relationship there will be between the storyline of the comic and the plot of the film.
We'll find out for sure when Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li hits the stands, and when Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li hits movie screens on February 27, 2009. The film stars Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clark Duncan, Neal McDonough, Taboo and Chris Klein. Moon Bloodgood, Edmund Chen and Cheng Pei Pei have also signed on to star in this video game adaptation.