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 acquired 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 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 unique kind, 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 people within Konami who had their own agenda.” Castlevania: Resurrection would have been the primary Castlevania sport 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 concerning the sport to relaxation, however the PlayStation 2’s launch in 2000 obliterated Konami’s plans for Dreamcast video games, Castlevania: Resurrection included.
The final authentic sport within the Castlevania line was Lords of Shadow 2, which launched in 2014 for PlayStation 3, Home windows PC, and Xbox 360. A yr later, Konami started a near-wholesale retreat from present console video games improvement, beginning with the cancellation of Silent Hills and the departure of longtime designer Hideo Kojima on the finish of 2015.