Capcom has announced that Yoshinori Ono, the energetic producer of the Street Fighter series, has been hospitalised followed a recent promotional tour across Asia.
Describing his physical condition as "heavily deteriorated" on its blog, the developer said that Ono will be taking a break from official duties in order to fully recover.
"I would like to bring something else to everyone's attention," reads the blog, as translated by Event Hubs. "Shortly after the Street Fighter X Tekken promotion in Asia, Ono-san's physical condition rapidly and heavily deteriorated and he had to be taken to the hospital.
"Because of his hospital tenure he will not be performing work-related affairs for a while. Ono's well-being is very important to us, and we wish for his steady recovery."