Official Press Release
Coming from UDON in February 2009, a new cast of World Warriors takes center stage in the Street FighterÂ® 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 FighterÂ® 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.
Written by Ken Siu-Chong with art by Joe Ng (Soul Calibur IV, Transformers) the new Street Fighter IV mini-series will delay the previously announced Street FighterÂ® III comic series by the same creative team. But, fans of Alex, Ibuki, Oro and the gang will still be able to get their fix, as future issues of UDON’s core series Street FighterÂ® II Turbo will include all-new Street Fighter III bonus stories. Turbo issues #8-10 will each feature a 4-page backup about a different Street Fighter III character. These join the already announced Street Fighter IV backup stories in Turbo #2-5.
Street Fighter IV #1 arrives in comic shops February 2009 with 2 covers by Arnold Tsang and by series artist Joe Ng. For more updates stay tuned to capcomcomics.com.
ABOUT UDON ENTERTAINMENT
UDON Entertainment is a Canada-based publisher of original comic books, graphic novels, and art books. UDON’s best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises such as Street FighterÂ®, Darkstalkers™, Okami™, OnimushaÂ® and Mega ManÂ®. The publisher’s ever-growing library also includes English editions of Japanese Manga and Korean Manhwa titles, as well as the critically acclaimed ROBOT anthology series. The studio also provides creative services to the entertainment industry producing toy designs, RPG artwork, packaging art and video game artwork. Its client list reads like a who’s who of the entertainment business with names like Alliance/Atlantis, Capcom, DC Comics, Gamepro, Harmony Gold, Hasbro, Konami, Marvel Comics, Microsoft, Nintendo, Random House, Score, TDK Interactive, ToyBiz, Warner, White Wolf, Wizards of the Coast and Wiz Kids amongst others.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident EvilÂ®, Street FighterÂ®, Mega ManÂ® and Devil May CryÂ®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
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