Capcom will not release a new Darkstalkers game any time soon, it's said.
That's because of poor sales of Darkstalkers Resurrection.
"We won't be releasing a new installment in the Darkstalkers series anytime soon," he said. "As we didn't manage to hit our sales targets for Darkstalkers Resurrection... so..."
Perhaps Ono's comments shouldn't come as a surprise. Back in April 2013 then Capcom USA boss Christian Svensson admitted Darkstalkers Resurrection hasn't sold well enough to be considered successful.
Darkstalkers Resurrection, which released in March 2013 as a download title on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, is a compilation of Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge and Darkstalkers 3 with updated HD visuals, online multiplayer and other snazzy new modes.
When Famitsu's reporter expressed disappointment over the situation with Darkstalkers, Ono joked: "Well, in that case all you have to do is buy about four million copies of Darkstalkers Resurrection!"
Later in the interview, Ono said that if a game fails to sell over two million copies, Capcom won't greenlight a sequel.
On the subject of fighting games, Capcom is thought to be developing Street Fighter 5, although it has yet to be announced.