Video footage of a canceled Castlevania sport has emerged within the wild for the primary time. An nameless collector posted a YouTube video that reveals what seems to be a pre-E3 demo for Castlevania Resurrection, a Dreamcast entry within the collection that by no means truly got here out.
The footage reveals a handful of various areas that the participant accesses from a debug menu, all of that are very a lot within the decrepit fort milieu that the collection is understood for. It is tough to inform precisely how the demo performs as a result of the participant is controlling it with one hand, presumably holding the digicam with their different. Nevertheless, it very a lot resembles the early 3D video games within the collection, notably Castlevania (N64).
The Dreamcast sport Castlevania: Resurrection was canceled again in 2000. It was meant to be a sequel to the Sport Boy entry Castlevania Legends, which might have continued the story of that sport’s protagonist Sonia Belmont. What we all know of Castlevania: Resurrection is predicated nearly fully on interviews with Greg Orduyan, the artwork director for the canned sport.
Orduyan mentioned in an interview with a Castlevania fan site that Resurrection was shaping up nicely, however the undertaking was shelved attributable to pressure between Konami’s American and Japanese improvement groups, in addition to the industrial failure of the Dreamcast.
“The sport was canceled the identical day that Sony introduced the PS2,” Orduyan mentioned. “The truth is, Sony was very secretive concerning the PS2. Then they mentioned ‘OK, this can be a particular date we’re releasing the PS2.’ This didn’t have an effect on simply Castlevania, it affected each single DC sport Konami was creating worldwide.”
Orduyan additionally references a demo that the workforce developed that “everybody beloved.” It is unclear if the demo proven within the YouTube video is similar one, but it surely appears probably. Regardless, Castlevania followers are calling on the nameless collector to dump the demo for posterity, particularly attributable to the bit rot that may have an effect on delicate bodily media like sport CDs. The Castlevania sport franchise has been on maintain since 2014’s Lords of Shadow 2, however the Netflix present is still scheduled for a fourth season that can launch some level sooner or later.