Ono won't be at EVO Japan next weekend, chances of a big reveal might have just gotten worse

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 8, 2019 at 9:54 a.m. PST

Earlier today, Yoshinori Ono revealed that he has finished his tasks with the Capcom eSports team in the U.S. Notably this was done while on the West Coast.

Ono noted that he will be back in Japan by this weekend. Despite this, he will not be able to attend EVO Japan.

Considering that Ono is typically front and center when it comes to many new information regarding fighters like Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, this appears to have reduced the chances of a big announcement next weekend.

This doesn't necessarily guarantee that there won't be any sort of reveal. It's been about 54 days since Kage was unveiled and made playable without any word about the next fighter.

Capcom has mentioned previously that they are "doing things differently" with Season 4. Aside from the fact that there's no season pass for 2019, we don't exactly know what this means yet.

Interestingly enough, Ono mentioned "various circumstances" as the reason for his absence. Obviously he didn't go into detail about this.

EVO Japan will begin on the weekend of February 15th. It's worth mentioning that this event isn't actually part of the Capcom Pro Tour.

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