Popular Street Fighter Producer Collapsed From Exhaustion, Rushed To The Hospital

Fans love Yoshinori Ono, producer of the Street Fighter series, for his upbeat attitude and crazy antics. He appears at countless events and always seems like he's doing his best to promote Street Fighter — whether that be in person or on Twitter.

Sadly, it sounds like Ono has pushed himself too far. The Street Fighter producer collapsed after a recent Street Fighter X Tekken event in South Korea and was rushed to the hospital.

According to Capcom's Street Fighter blog, "Immediately after a Street Fighter X Tekken event in Asia, the physical condition of Street Fighter X Tekken producer OnoChin [his nickname] rapidly deteriorated, and he collapsed... He was taken to the hospital, and he is currently not coming into work."

Kotaku wishes Ono a full and speedy recovery.

大会支援機能とダウンロードコンテンツについて [Capcom via ときどき速報]

Image: Harada [Twitpic].


    He's probably exhausted from years of talking himself blue in the face trying to reason with Capcom execs to stop cutting his games in half and selling them as DLC...

    Get well, Ono-san

      Probs exhausted from Capcom asking him to release Super Street Fighter X Tekken Ultimate Arcade Edition to be ready in 2 months time.
      Get well soon.

    Get well soon mate! You're the best thing about Capcom right now. Thanks for all your amazing work on Street Fighter X Tekken and Street Fighter 4. I'm so sad Capcom has attacked my freedom of speech (the "no position" crap isn't fooling anyone); I'm DYING to give you my money! Just rest up and take it easy. The gaming world will still be there for you to save with Katsuhiro Harada later :D

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now