Sunday, 1 July 2012

Yoshinori Ono & Katsuhiro Harada: twitter rivalry

Street Fighter creator Yoshinori Ono and Tekken creator Katsuhiro Harada have been going after each other since the announcement of Street Fighter X Tekken/Tekken X Street Fighter. They've chronicled this rivalry over twitter for fans of both franchises to follow. 

Rumours of Yoshinori Ono's death have spread all over the internet as he was suddenly taken ill, I should know I'm still waiting for my signed Streetfighter x Tekken game I won from a competition :( Three weeks after his release from hospital, the approachable face of Capcom adding personality and humour to the corporation, clears up the misunderstanding.

Even tho Ono has recovered fully his sudden illness in April 2012 was both unexpected and very serious. Capcom’s reluctance to issue a public statement only warranted rumors further. Ono's first project was a wrestling game called Muscle Bomber, soon after this he had his first contact with Street Fighter, the one-on-one fighting game series that would become the definitive game on his CV. 

Katsuhiro Harada is a producer with Namco Bandai. He is best known for his work on the Tekken series & Soul Caliber VI. He even did the voice of Marshall Law in Tekken 2 & 4

It's refreshing to see a company rivalry with light hearted shenanigans between easy going Ono and bad ass Harada. 

To catch up on all that's happened so far check this comprehensive article Kotaku put up detailing it all. Also be sure to follow Ono and Harada's twitter feed. 

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