- Oct 14, 2016
Who is Edward Falcon?/What is Power Stone?
Power Stone is a fighting series by Capcom that consisted of 2 games on the Dreamcast that were released in 1999 & 2000. Both games were also combined for a PSP re-release in 2006. Edward Falcon is the most recognizable fighter similar to cases like Ryu & Street Fighter.
Why should this be in Smash?
The series (at least among the people I have talked to irl that know of it) is sometimes roughly compared to Smash but in 3D. There is no competitive side as crazy items and transforming stages are always on but Smash can get like that & still be a blast to a lot of people especially when playing with friends. That in a 3D world is what makes this series very memorial for some people and led to its cult following. It is an obscure series that would need to be re-visited and brought to a Nintendo platform to even have a shot plus there are a lot of other more qualified Capcom reps to pick from but this would still be a cool nod & addition for Smash.
I am not one for coming up with movesets but a few thing I will say is that a big element of the game was to collect the Power Stones to transform as you can see in the picture of Edward Falcon and his transformation above. Perhaps that can be a final smash or work similar to joker. Another idea is to maybe implement some of the Powerstone items into the moveset. It would also be cool to base the alt colors off of other characters from Power Stone.
Once again among people irl who I have talked to about Power Stone, Blue Sky Area seems to be the most memorable stage. It would be tough to capture everything the original has but would be amazing to see pulled off.
Ryoma: Primary, Sword Attack Up
Rouge: Primary, Fire/Explosion Resist Up
Galuda: Support, Fist Attack Up
Ayame: Support, Thrown Items Up
Accel: Support, Ray Gun Equipped
Pete: Primary, No Effect
Julia: Support, Floaty Jumps
Pride Falcon: Primary, Rocket Belt Equipped
Mel: Support, Item Auto Grab
So this article recently came out. Really cool to see some discussion of a future for Power Stone (and even potentially on Switch) especially from someone who worked on the series. I still do not have high hopes for a Power Stone Revival soon let alone a Smash inclusion but this is at least a step in right direction.
Thanks for checking out this thread!