Sony Computer Entertainment Japan recently revealed the PSP Engine, which allows developers to port PSP games with enhanced graphics and added features to the Playstation 3. During a recently Ask Capcom Live session, a fan asked if it could lead to Power Stone appearing on consoles again through a port of Power Stone Collection (you can check out some screens in the slideshow to the left of this article) from the PSP to the Playstation 3. Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer and Vice-President of Strategic Planning & Business Development for Capcom, responded with the following:
Frankly, a lot of that sits in Sony’s hands, SCEA’a and SCEE’s hands right now. I can see it happening in Japan cause SCEJ has committed to that range of products. I continued to have conversation with SCEA on exactly this topic. I have no news, unfortunately, I can share on that front but we’re pushing hard for that to sort of happen. I think it opens the door to Power Stone. It opens the door to Metal Gear. It opens the door to Monster Hunter. It opens the door to a lot of things. But, unfortunately, there’s no movement on that front right now. Still pushing though.
He also added the following statement about the Power Stone franchise in general:
That’s something I loved to see. Power Stone comes up in conversations. There’s nothing I can talk about right now but I loved to see Power Stone come back.
Power Stone Collection, which contains Power Stone and Power Stone 2, was released for the PSP in North America on October 31st. Once again, you can check out some screens in the slideshow to the left of this article.