Castlevania: Resurrection for Dreamcast, canceled in 2000, resurfaces

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A playable model of the canceled Castlevania: Resurrection for the Dreamcast has surfaced. Preservationists have been proven a video of the prototype in motion, and shared it by way of YouTube over the weekend.

The prototype is a construct predating E3 1999, the place Castlevania: Resurrection obtained a closed-doors demonstration. It’s a 3D platformer, with a really linear method to its ranges. The video exhibits the construct’s unidentified finder steering Sonia Belmont by means of two of the 5 phases, that are began from a developer’s menu.

Castlevania: Resurrection would have launched a then-new protagonist, Victor Belmont, into the world of Sonia Belmont, who debuted in 1998’s Castlevania Legends for the Sport Boy. (Victor Belmont, albeit in a distinct type, could be launched in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.)

In a 2007 interview, Castlevania: Resurrection artwork director Greg Orduyan mentioned that the sport was internally sabotaged by “some folks inside Konami who had their very own agenda.” Castlevania: Resurrection would have been the primary Castlevania recreation developed by Konami of America (whose identify seems on the developer disc within the video). Orduyan mentioned the E3 demo from 1999 put disparaging rumors in regards to the recreation to relaxation, however the PlayStation 2’s launch in 2000 obliterated Konami’s plans for Dreamcast video games, Castlevania: Resurrection included.

The final unique recreation within the Castlevania line was Lords of Shadow 2, which launched in 2014 for PlayStation 3, Home windows PC, and Xbox 360. A 12 months later, Konami started a near-wholesale retreat from present console video games growth, beginning with the cancellation of Silent Hills and the departure of longtime designer Hideo Kojima on the finish of 2015.

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