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Yoshinori Ono Teases Street Fighter X Tekken

August 14, 2010Written by Allen Tyson

Yoshinori Ono, legendary producer of the Street Fighter series, knows just how to tease use. Street Fighter X Tekken is set for its European Premiere at Gamescom 2010 on August 19th — Still, Ono-san had to leak to us a few more tidbits to tide us over the next the next 6 days. He knows we will take every single detail we can get no matter how small or how juicy.

But the real question is this: How long will Katsuhiro Harada, producer of the Tekken franchise, allow him to get away with it before he counterattacks?

On Yoshinori Ono’s Twitter feed, he provided links to the latest images from Street Fighter X Tekken. Ono-san starts off giving us a nice behind the scenes look at Kazuya Mishima’s character model – Ono-san also gives a very nice (albeit it sexy) look at Nina Williams (still not sure how that model is going to make it in to the game, but I digress…). What comes next is the part that Harada-san can’t take lying down.

The World Warriors are consistently seen doing one of the following to their Iron Fist competitors in the released pictures: kicking them in the throat, beating them down, uppercutting them, kneeing them in the face or the ever classic side-kick to the head. I think the most embarrassing image I saw was Ryu high-kicking Kazuya across the face while some random guy in the background took a picture.

Hopefully, Harada-san fires back with some pictures of his own to even the score a little – even though Capcom is developing this game.  If that doesn’t happen,  I don’t mind. I will make it my life’s mission to use Jin Kazama to punish Ryu for one reason and one reason only: it’s just wrong to beat a person down while you know some random guy is taking a picture.