'We want to live up to everyone's expectations' - Ono on the Street Fighter 5 reveal coming in August

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 14, 2019 at 7:56 p.m. PDT | Comments: 104

The onus for communicating seemingly any information at all when it comes to Street Fighter 5 DLC characters in 2019 has seemingly fallen mainly on the backs of Yoshinori Ono and his Blanka doll.

Capcom has released new costumes and stages, but it's been six months since their official post about Kage, game balance, and how they'll infamously be "doing things differently" this year. Since Ono has seemingly become the sole mouthpiece in this avenue, we're eating up and picking apart anything and everything he says on the matter.

The Street Fighter 5 Executive Producer attended E3 this week, and after three days of signing autographs, interacting with fans, and making sure everything ran shipshape with the Street Fighter League booth, he concluded his visit with a Twitter post.

The message begins with a general thank you to those who attended or watched Capcom's presentations at E3, but ended with a bit of a self-reflexive statement concerning the Street Fighter development team.

"I appreciate ur attendance today. We could meet a lot of World Warriors at #E32019 @CapcomUSA_booth. I hope we can continue supporting each other for #SFV #SFVLeague and #CPT2019. Hey SF team, let's do our best for making SFV for August! We want to live up to everyone expectation!"

This is the fifth time in about two and a half months that Ono has addressed the "World Warriors" with regards to their long wait and unmet expectations, and it seems the Producer is heavily bent on acknowledging fans and doing all he can to turn their eyes towards the prize he knows they've all been hoping to see.

He first told us about SF5's "next step" on March 28th, then again on May 12th, once more on May 22nd, and then again just a few days back on June 10th.

We're now less than two months away from EVO 2019, and suspect that Capcom will most likely reveal whatever it is they have in store on Sunday, August 4th (the event's final day).

As far expectations go, we ran a poll asking fans what they expect to see at the August reveal, and the number one response ended up being "balance changes" followed by "new mechanics."

We've included Ono's original tweet below, and you can view it simply by clicking the thumbnail here:

Ono to the Warriors image #1
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