.html Here's your three-minute opening cinematic for Street Fighter IV (Japan release). The heavily stylized rendering spills huge amounts of blood - or ink, depending on your point of view.

Any franchise with a stable of well known characters going back 20 years - especially one that's made everyone wait this long for a true sequel - is gonna try to deliver, as my old comedy teacher might have said, "the m——-f—-in' POW" the moment fans lay hands on it. Capcom's certainly going for the gusto here.

Every time I get a new game I always make sure to watch the opening credits and cinematic straight through without skipping, the first time. If you're like me, I've either saved you those first three minutes or spoiled them irrevocably. This is still well worth the repeat on a larger screen in higher definition.

Street Fighter IV - Japanese Opening Cinematic [Gametrailers]