At this weekend's EVO tournament in Las Vegas, where the world's best Tekken 6, Super Street Fighter IV and Melty Blood players battled it out, the man who made Street Fighter IV teased the unveiling of his next game.
Yoshinori Ono, the producer of Street Fighter IV and its Super sequel, has been teasing that project for months, but came closest to spilling the beans last night before the tournament's Super Street Fighter IV finals. Ono implied that game will be officially revealed at this year's San Diego Comic-Con gathering, where publisher Capcom typically has a strong presence.
Ono said that Capcom's Global Head of Production would be upset with him if he talked about his next project, but claimed "I strongly believe in two weeks, you guys are gonna be like, 'I'm gonna buy that game next year.'"
As the EVO audience shouted out game titles, Ono said "We will definitely make something a lot better than what you guys are saying right now." Ono told Kotaku earlier this year that his dream project would be a new Darkstalkers game, Capcom's 2D horror-themed fighting game series that hasn't seen an update since 1997's Darkstalkers 3.
While I was at EVO 2010 in Las Vegas this year, I didn't get to watch the finals, at which expert player Daigo Umehara won the Super Street Fighter IV championships. (I was there shilling Meat Bun goods, some of which are officially licensed by Capcom, in the interest of disclosure.) Kotaku will be at this year's Comic-Con, where Capcom may announce a new fighting game. We'll obviously let you know if they do!