Capcom and Bandai Namco may be rivals in the fighting game business, but legendary Producers Yoshinori Ono and Katsuhiro Harada from the opposite sides of the fence aren’t new to doing things together, and that isn’t limited to the crossover Street Fighter X Tekken and it’s (probably?) upcoming reverse game Tekken X Street Fighter.
Today Bandai Namco was holding its own panel at San Diego Comic Con, with Harada-san on stage, when Ono walked to the podium, recommending the audience to pre-order Street Fighter V. When Harada-san asked him “Why is it PlayStation 4 exclusive?” Ono-san responded “Shut up!”
Of course, hilarity ensued.
Below you can see a few accounts with pictures from Twitter.
— Mark Julio (マークマン) (@MarkMan23) July 10, 2015
Best part of Namco fight game panel: Ono from Capcom busting in, letting everyone know to buy Street Fighter 5 and telling Harada to shut up
— philko (@pkollar) July 10, 2015
Of course everything was done in good fun (there was even a slide on Street Fighter V‘s pre-order and beta already prepared), and afterwards Ono-san thanked Harada-san and the Tekken fanbase for the hospitality.
If only all rivalries in gaming were like this one, panels and press conferences would probably be a lot more funny. Just imagine Shuhei Yoshida walking on Microsoft’s stage at E3 while Phil Spencer is talking: “Hey Phil, I’ma let you finish, but…”