Capcom bringing us more retro love with new Power Stone goodness!
[MINEE NOTE] Huh… guess this story was more popular than I thought. Should probably put this note here: This story was an April Fool’s Day joke. This isn’t real, though I really, really wish Capcom would release a new Power Stone game, ’cause it is awesome. Sorry for breakin’ your hearts. 🙁
Before all that Smash Bros. stuff… before PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale… there was Power Stone. And ohhhhhhh, was it glorious.
It was as hardcore as you can get: going from place to place, beating the snot out of some poor shmoe, using titular Power Stones to turn all Super Saiyan and doing more damage… good times.
There are still plenty of hardcore fans out there, and I bet nothing would make them happier than to have it brought back in style. Well, Capcom has decided to listen to the cries of the people by delivering a one-two punch: Power Stone HD Collection, and… Power Stone 3!
Now, Capcom released a Power Stone Collection for PSP back in 2006 with a few enhancements. They’re taking those enhanced versions and revving them up to pretty 1080p (though, if you want, you can switch to the original graphics whenever you want). In addition to enhanced graphics, the game will have online play where you and three other buds can beat the snot out of each other. I wouldn’t mind some sexy multiplayer action! In addition, there will be online rankings, and something called “Tournament Mode”. They wouldn’t say much, except that it’ll be suitable for high-level Tournament play where you’ll be able to set up rules (brackets, how many wins required to win the set, all that good stuff).
Power Stone HD Collection is coming to PSN and XBLA this fall for $14.99/1200 Microsoft points.
Capcom was a little less forthcoming with information regarding Power Stone 3, only that it’ll come out next year in time for the series’ 15th Anniversary, and we should, “keep checking in to Capcom-Unity.com for latest news as soon as we can announce more!”
Capcom continues to troll us… hard.
Still, this is quite the exciting piece of news! They’ve been bringing back a lot of their games as of late, with HD remasterings of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Marvel Super Heroes, and recently DarkStalkers Ressurection; with DuckTales Remastered and Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara coming this summer. And that’s just the recent stuff off the top of my head! Maybe this is a sign that Capcom’s listening and that they will bring back HD Collections of other classic games; or bring about new instalments of beloved franchises *cough*Mega Man**cough*Breath of Fire*cough*
Or… maybe Capcom will continue to troll us… because they’re Capcom.
Source: Power Stone Making Its Return in HD for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, [Capcom-Unity]
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