Ono-san steps down as Street Fighter chief

Yoshinori Ono, widely considered as the face of the recent Street Fighter revival, has decided to take a break after recent health issues.

Last week, there was some worrying news as Ono was hospitalised during a promotional tour for Street Fighter X Tekken. His condition was described at the time as “rapidly and heavily deteriorating”.

He seems to be a little better now, but, understandably, he’s not quite up to the hustle and bustle of promo work at this time. Ono was also the producer on the recently released Street Fighter X Tekken, and you may remember him from the Sony conference at E3 2011. Ono came on stage to announce SFXT for the PS Vita.

He posted the following tweets this morning to update his fans. His English isn’t perfect, but you get the general idea:

“I caused u so much worry for a while. I apologize for that. And Thanks for a lot of get-well message!”

“I went back to work.SFteam’re working wholeheartedly on patches forSFxTK,plz wait just a little longer”

“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.”

“I’ll be out of the limelight as fighting game series for a while. I’ll think about the new future of fighting game after this. ;D”

“I dont know that how long time continued for a long time this job.But I’ll try my best to be back here again.”

“Physical health is of paramount importance. Let’s try to improve healthcare.”

Best wishes to Ono-san from PSNation.

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Squawka.com Sub-Editor.

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