If all goes well with the release of Tekken x Street Fighter, as well as Street Fighter x Tekken, another collaboration is a no-brainer for Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono, telling VG247 he’d be “keen” for it.
Speaking to us at Namco’s Fight Club last week in London, Ono relayed the comment to myself and Alex Donaldson when speaking about how far the genre would evolve with the collaboration of both Capcom and Namco fighters respectively.
Ono couldn’t resist poking at Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada beforehand, though.
“First of all, you’re assuming Tekken x Street Fighter will be out within five years,” he said in a room full of laughing people via his translator.
“So saying it’s out within ten years, and then if you’re talking about ten years after that, that’s my retirement [laughs].”
“I’m really keen to do more things,” added Ono, “but it all depends on Harada-san’s Tekken x Street Fighter.”
Harada joked he would release TK x SF “before I become senile,” futher joking he “forgot up until recently I had to do that game.”
When given one example of another collaboration after Street Fighter and Tekken between Capcom’s Darkstalkers and Namco’s Soul Calibur, Harada was keen to stress it wouldn’t be “something they’d be looking for from the Calibur or Darkstalkers fans.”
A full feature from our chat with Ono and Harada will go up in the coming days.
Street Fighter x Tekken launches on March 6 in the US and March 9 in the UK for PS3 and 360. Vita and PC versions are also in development. Tekken x Street Fighter remains dateless.