Power Stone creator Takeshi Tezuka would love to bring the fighting game to the Nintendo Switch, as disclosed in an interview with The Guardian.
Power Stone was a two-player 3D beat-em-up from Capcom, with a wacky variety of stages for its even wackier roster to battle it out on. It was influenced by steampunk tropes and Victorian fiction, bizarrely enough. Its designer Hideaki Itsuno claimed that, ‘modern-day technology lacks a certain flair — there’s just no romance to it! So I went with the 19th century, before such technology became ubiquitous.’ The fighters included an explorer, an aspiring chef, a pirate, a dancer and ninja, and a swordsman, along with other misfits.
Tezuka thinks it’s high time these characters enter the 21st century. ‘I still get messages from fans about the game. People tweet requests to me to make another Power Stone,’ he said, ‘Which I’d love to do if I got the chance. It would be a particularly great fit for the Nintendo Switch.’
Capcom has quite the collection of fighting games already, but Power Stone was different to its contemporaries. Fighters in this game could move all around the stage, and an isometric camera perspective followed the punch-up as they went. They had no special abilities, but they could pick up chairs, tables, rocks and so on to throw at the opposition. There were also weapons like flamethrowers and miniguns to secure a momentary advantage, as the weapons would break after a few moments. ‘We weren’t just aping current trends or reiterating what had come before, and that has contributed to its lasting appeal,’ Tezuka explained.
Maybe the cult classic brawler will return to life on the Nintendo Switch, but for now, you could while away the time watching the Power Stone anime.