Yoshinori Ono, responsible for producing games such as Chaos Legion, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, Shadow of Rome and of course, Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter X Tekken has temporarily stepped down from his position as Street Fighter Producer due to a health scare.
During an event to promote Street Fighter x Tekken last weekend, Ono was rushed to hospital with an unspecified illness. Ono tweeted the following today:
“I caused u so much worry for a while. I went back to work. SFteam’re working wholeheartedly on patches for SFxTK, plz wait just a little longer.
“I apologize for that. And Thanks for a lot of get-well message!”
“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’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 dont know that how long time continued for a long time this job. But I’ll try my best to be back here again.”
“I can’t speak with astonishment about I got airline ticket from my boss. Whats up! I really worry about what things will be like in future.”
“Physical health is of paramount importance. Let’s try to improve healthcare.”
We wish Ono a speedy recovery and hope he comes back soon!