Street Fighter's Yoshinori Ono Hijacks Tekken SDCC Panel in Hilarious Gag with Katsuhiro Harada (UPDATED)

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 10, 2015

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.

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…”

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Update: below you can enjoy a video, courtesy of YouTube user asg (thanks for the tip Izuna).

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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