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Posted by on Mar 30, 2012

Capcom Producer Yoshinori Ono Steps Away From Street Fighter

Capcom Producer Yoshinori Ono Steps Away From Street Fighter

He’s most famously known as the producer for the Street Fighter IV subseries. Currently, Yoshinori Ono is working on Street Fighter x Tekken. However, following a long tour through Asia promoting Street Fighter x Tekken, Ono-san had to be rushed to a hospital after he fell ill.

“I would like to bring something else to everyone’s attention,” read Capcom’s Japanese blog. “Shortly after the Street Fighter x Tekken promotion in Asia, Ono-san’s physical condition rapidly and heavily deteriorated and he had to be taken to the hospital.

“Because of his hospital tenure he will not be performing work-related affairs for a while. Ono’s well-being is very important to us, and we wish for his steady recovery.”

Today, Ono-san announced that he’s taking a break from developing the Street Fighter series after the hospitalization late last week. On his Twitter feed, Ono-san wrote, “I caused you so much worry for a while. I went back to work. [The Street Fighter] team are working wholeheartedly on patches for SF X TK. Please wait just a little longer.

“I apologize for that. And thanks for a lot of get-well messages! I’ll refrain from work [on my] current job for a while. Another person [is] in charge of the SF series for a wihle. Of course I’ll [give] constant support to it. I’ll be out of the limelight [of] fighting game series for a while. I’ll think about the new future of fighting games after this.”

This man has been working very hard, and it looks like to the point of exhaustion. Take it easy Ono-san, you’ve most certainly earned it.

Via VG 24/7.

Tabitha W.

Best known for her dumb ass antics on Twitter, Tabs likes to play a lot of games, especially if it involves copious amounts of assassins, swords, and hot cyborgs. She also likes a lot of coffee, and requires a weekly cupcake sacrifice. Don't forget the bacon.

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