Ono: Capcom-Namco rivalry with Street Fighter x Tekken “respectful”

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:01 GMT

What? Did you expect Yoshinori Ono to be pounding Katsuhiro Harada with hadoukens? No chance.

Ono told Joystiq at E3 that there is a rivalry between Capcom and Namco, but it’s one that is very “respectful.”

“We really do respect what they’ve done with Tekken. While Capcom sat on our haunches and didn’t release fighting games for about ten years or so, they continued to carry the torch for us with Tekken 3, 4, 5 — before we came out with Street Fighter IV,” he told the site.

“We definitely respect them for that. It’s a rivalry, but it’s a respectful one.”

Ono clarified further the tone of the game’s title, referring to the X (cross) instead of the traditional “Vs” found in other Capcom fighting crossovers, such as Marvel Vs Capcom, saying it was “a very deliberate way to differentiate” between the serious tone with SF x TK and the “more friendly” Vs titles.

Referring to the opening of X-Men vs Capcom – where Wolverine shakes hand with Ryu – Ono added: “So even though we call it Vs. they’re not really rivals, they don’t really dislike each other.”

There’s more through the link. Currently no date yet for the fighter, but it’ll appear on PS3 and 360.

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