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Street Fighter 5 image background is copyrighted to Square Enix!? Possible leak leads to speculation

Posted by Ryan 'Tryken' Tullis • February 1, 2015 at 3:23 p.m. PST • Comments: 90

At the Tapei Gameshow, an unintended reveal may have happened that Capcom didn't expect. As Ono chats and goes to leave the stage, the Street Fighter 5 logo appears behind him set upon a silhouetted blue and black background reminiscent of Darkstalkers or a roleplaying game.

Despite being a bit of a strange choice to put graveyards and castles behind Street Fighter's graffiti looking style, the entire event seems innocent enough--that is, until a few people noticed the small copyright claim on the bottom of the photo. In small, white letters, it states, "© 2013 SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved." Look at the photo below.


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But the story doesn't end there, as Ono-san was actually asked about the mysterious text and answered.

Keep reading below to find out his response and to view the Max's thoughts.
In regards to the photo, Ono replied that this was the first time anyone had noticed the text at the bottom of the image. Continuing, he said he cannot confirm or reveal anything about it for now.

While anything like a collaboration is speculation, Max poses the question, "Why wouldn't Ono say, 'Yeah, that's not anything? It's just a mistake. Don't worry about it."

So what does all of this mean? What's strange is that the background is dated 2013. Capcom did a collaboration with Square Enix on a card game. Could this be reused or unreleased art from it? If it was simply that, however, why didn't Ono-san come out and say it?

With Capcom and Sony already working together for Street Fighter 5, would it be so strange for them to collaborate with Square Enix?

Take a look at Maximilian's video, then sound off in the comments about what you think this means.


Source: Maximilian's YouTube channel.
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