Fighting Game Characters Make Their Voices Heard On Twitter [Update]

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    You might recall Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono’s recent encounter with a particularly enthusiastic fan of Poison from the Final Fight series. Well, he (she?) is back again.

     

    “Poison” posted the following picture on Twitter the other day:

     

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    As one would imagine, the image was met with comments such as: “So hot and sexy!!!!!………… oh and Poison looks cute too!! lol jk :P”

     

    Poison isn’t alone, however. As Ono’s already successful endeavours to interact closely with fans on Twitter gain more traction, he’s also been receiving messages from other videogame characters, including a user that goes by the username “@Anna_Williams,” referring to the character from Tekken.

     

    One tweet from Anna said: “You need to put me in [Street Fighter x Tekken] SFxTK with my sister Nina. You get both of us or neither! ♥ Got it? ♥” To this, Ono gracefully replied, “I ask it to Nina. Thx ;D ”

     

    Tekken series producer, Katsuhiro Harada, has been interacting with Anna, too. In a recent tweet, referring to the Tekken movie, she asked: “Mr. Director, they turned me and Nina into a couple of whores for that crappy live-action movie. Who’s responsible for this?!”

     

    Harada’s reply came in the form of a swift get-back-to-work. He fired back, playfully: “Anna, you are our character/staff. Finish work first!!”

     

    (With regard to the Tekken movie, I do recall a tweet a couple weeks ago from Harada saying that he and his team weren’t the least bit involved with the movie or its conceptualization.)

     

    And finally, out of nowhere, a few R. Mika (Street Fighter Alpha 3) fans have been crawling out of the woodwork of late as well. One such fan, upon noticing a tweet from Ono where he joked about liking R. Mika, asked: “R. Mika ever coming back?”

     

    Unfortunately his hopes were dashed moments later, when Ono replied: “I keep it up for coming back R.Mika! But, every Director said “dont need her”…. ;( “

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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