"North American fans of the third entry of the underrated Breath of Fire series just couldn’t seem to catch a break when it came to seeing a re-release of it. But after a recent statement from Capcom, there may be a small chance.
After several fans inquired about a digital release of the PSP version of Breath of Fire III on the Capcom-Unity forums, Capcom executive Christian Svensson replied:
“I’ll never say never, and I am looking into one way to put it back into North American circulation, but it’s a long shot. When and if I get news, I’ll let you know.”
Breath of Fire III was ported to the PSP in Japan back in 2005. The port was released a year later in Europe, but SCEA denied the game’s release in North America due to a specific stipulation on ports to the PSP that stated that a port needs to have at least 20% new content to be considered for release on the handheld. This still didn’t explain how ports of other Capcom titles like Power Stone Collection and Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX were allowed."
- Patrick Kulikowski