What may have been
A forgotten piece of Castlevania historical past appears to have been recovered. Preservationists have lately discovered a playable demo of Castlevania: Resurrection, a canceled 3D Castlevania recreation for the Sega Dreamcast.
Dreamcast preservationists (by way of Polygon) received their arms on a disc that appears to predate E3 1999, when Castlevania: Resurrection was reportedly proven behind closed doorways. A video exhibits a presenter booting up the sport, accessing a menu, and working round 3D environments on this outdated prototype.
The story would have featured Victor Belmont and Castlevania Legends protagonist Sonia Belmont, teaming up throughout time to cope with Dracula. In accordance with an outdated interview with artwork director Greg Orduyan, it could have been level A to B, nearer to side-scrolling video games than any form of free-roaming. Nonetheless, it ended up getting canceled.
For preservationists, it is neat to have this file of a recreation that existed, even when solely in a prototype. And it is just a little odd to think about an alternate timeline the place Castlevania‘s legacy continued on to the Dreamcast, particularly when the sequence has been so quiet as of late. At the least we have now another sequence nonetheless attempting to maintain the torch alight.