Yoshinori Ono hands over Street Fighter reigns, steps out of the limelight

But suggests he'll be back in charge to fight again another day

Yoshinori Ono, the producer and face of Capcom's recent run of fighting games, has announced he's placed another member of the team in charge of the company's Street Fighter titles and is taking a break from promotional work.


Last week Ono was hospitalised following a tour of Asia to promote Street Fighter X Tekken. His physical condition was described as "rapidly and heavily deteriorated" and a Capcom spokesperson said "he will not be performing work-related affairs for a while".

After four days of silence, Ono has updated his Twitter profile, apologising for causing "so much worry" and thanking fans for messages of support. Although his initial update said he's back at work cooking up patches for Street Fighter X Tekken, follow-up tweets have indicated he'll be taking on more of an advisory roll for the time being.

"I'll refrain from work for current job for a while. Another person in charge of SF series for a while. Of course I'll constant support to it," he said. "I'll be out of the limelight as fighting game series for a while."

Fighter fans shouldn't be too worried though, as Ono added that he isn't done with making games yet: "I'll think about the new future of fighting game after this. ;D"

CVG sends Ono our very best wishes and looks forward to seeing what he has in store for us in the future.