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Demons Collide in Stunning Street Fighter x Tekken Short Film
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Demons Collide in Stunning Street Fighter x Tekken Short Film

by Jasdeep SahotaMarch 17, 2012

Both Street Fighter and Tekken have had their fair share of terrible franchise extensions. From Jean-Claude Van Dam’s cheesy escapades in 1994, to rocket-pandas in 2012; fans have had to suffer through a string of dire adaptations. However, the latest effort created by Thousand Pounds Action company – the team behind Real Life Ultra Combos and Street Fighter: Beginnings End  – clearly bucks the trend to majestically bring the two fighting game giants to life.

The film production outfit were commissioned by Capcom to produce a short film to coincide with the recently released Street Fighter x Tekken, and thankfully, the final result turned out to be a spectacular success. The Devil Within showcases a fight between Street Fighter’s Ryu and Tekken’s Kazuya, as the former struggles to control his inner demons. Fans of the two series will know that Ryu has waged a long-standing battle to stave off the “Satsui no hadou” (or Dark Hado) that rages inside him, while Kazuya has instead chosen to fully embrace his inner “Devil Gene” in order to amplify his personal power. This stark contrast causes the two fighters to clash as Kazuya looks to exploit Ryu’s dark side for his own evil means.

The fight plays out across multiple scenes, with Ryu’s long-time best friend Ken eventually stepping into the fray. All three characters are expertly represented as their signature moves are neatly sprinkled onto the already brutal fight scenes. Thousand Pounds specialise in martial arts choreography, and it really shows through the film’s wonderfully crafted mix of realism and fighting game fiction. The film eventually ends with a tease that hints at a possible follow up- a proposition made even more likely by the fact that it has currently been viewed over 500,000 times on YouTube.

Whether you’re a fan of Street Fighter, Tekken or even just short films in general, we highly recommend checking out The Devil Within. In fact, you can find a handy link directly below.

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  • Tia Zuehlke

    I was goin to by mvc but then saw that street fighter x tekken was comin out should i wait around to get that or really should i just get mvc???

  • Gloria Hester

    So, i would be acquiring sfxtk right now for my ps vita, but they altered the date to fall the previous minute!
    So now i was thinking, really should i acquire SFxTK for my PS3 and wait around till for mortal kombat or just wait around for street fighter x tekken in the fall?
    😀

  • Jonny

    If I get either of these games, which should I buy? I haven’t ever played the fighting genre in games before, besides for short amounts of time at arcades or friends’ houses. I know that Street Fighter x Tekken will definately be a superior game to IV, but IV is cheaper which means I wouldn’t mind so much buying it then selling it off if I don’t like it. Advice?

  • Michael

    I just bough MVC3 and I want to know how to update it into Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. I got the european version.

  • Mackenzie P

    I’m looking for some good xbox 360 games that are made by capcom. I don’t mind the genres.

  • Praveen

    There are no 1 and 2 buttons on the classic controller, so how do I pull off hyper combos? Is it even possible?

  • Ryan Z

    Is Marvel vs. Capcom 2 good for your first fighting game?
    I’ve never owned a fighting game before, and I’ve only played Street Fighter like once. Would MvC2 be a good start? How hard is it to learn how to play and stuff.

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    I want to play Capcom vs Marvel online and none of my emulators recognized them(mvc roms) for some reason,so can someone give a link to where I can find an emulator that’s commonly used on kaillera?

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    I recently downloaded Marvel vs Capcom 2 for xbox 360. But then I moved my xbox to where I do not get an internet connection. I can still sign on my gamertag but not to live since I dont have a connection. I tried playing the game just by using my gamertag but it says its a trial game, not full. Its doing this also with my other downloaded games. Does this happen to everyone or is there some kind of setting to avoid it.

  • Sonny

    OK so I’m trying to ind Ghost Rider in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 but I’m not finding him. Do I have to unlock him?The last person I unlocked is Task Master. I tried to find him in the Playstation Store but no sign of him. Do I need Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to get him? Because I don’t have that.

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    What’s better marvel vs capcom 2 or capcom vs snk 2 please tell me your opinion and very well explained