Yoshinori Ono Might be at PS4’s Launch Event: Street Fighter IV or Deep Down Announcement Incoming?

on November 10, 2013 11:29 AM

Capcom’s Senior Producer Yoshinori Ono just tweeted about traveling to the United States next week, and we all know what’s going to happen next week: on November the 14th at 11:00 PM EST Sony is going to hold a big launch event for the PS4 streamed live on Spike TV and hosted by Geoff Keighley.

Here’s the tweet, translated from Japanese:

I had a short stay in Singapore, where I was able to enjoy the Asian final qualifying round. I’m flying back to Japan tonight! I also had crab cousine specialities. In america next week… Let’s do our best! I wonder if I’ll buy a PS4 to bring home…

is Yoshinori Ono going to attend the launch event of the PS4? Is he going to be on stage? That’s quite possible, and the fact that he mentions the PS4 may also be telling.

This week Ono-san teased an Ultra Street Fighter IV related announcement to be dropped next week, so it could be that. There’s even this weird PS4-related teaser floating on the web to support that option.

It could also be about the PlayStation 4 exclusive Deep Down, considering that the game was first showcased at the PlayStation Meeting where the PS4 was first introduced and we still don’t have any firm info on a western version. It could even be both.

We’ll have to wait and see how things unfold, but I’d say it’s almost safe to assume that Ono-san has something PS4-related up his sleeve.


 /  Executive News Editor
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