Castlevania Resurrection Prototype Discovered

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Krigo, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Krigo

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    Source: Castlevania: Resurrection Dreamcast et son prototype (sega-dreamcast-info-games-preservation.com)
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    According to this tweet, the prototype has been preserved but it's not available online for the time being:
    "VGDensetsu on Twitter: "A development version of the cancelled Dreamcast game Castlevania Resurrection has been found. Note: its content has been preserved but it's not available online for the moment (and the owner of this disk is not Laurent, so please don't ask him)." https://t.co/Al3bEhbyn4" / Twitter
     
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  2. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
    Interesting.

    I'll find it more interesting once people can dig through it.
     
  3. Forte

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    Nice!
    If I recall correctly, it's that scrapped title with Sonia Belmont, right?
     
  4. Krigo

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    Yep according to the French source it was meant to involve Sonia Belmont, Victor Belmont and time travel.

    Also looks like it was being made by the same team as Castlevania 64 according to people talking about it, haven’t checked that myself though. Looks very similar regardless.
     
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  5. MathUser

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    So, is it legit? It was 4 days after april fools day.
     
  6. Krigo

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    Considering we got gameplay that looks pretty accurate in a few environments, it looks very legit. Otherwise it’d be one hell of an April fools joke.
     
  7. biggestsonicfan

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  8. Black Squirrel

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    Guess we won't be playing it any time soon then.

    Not that I think there's much worth playing. This was Konami's American division claiming they could make Castlevania games, and turns out... they couldn't.
     
  9. MathUser

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    I don't suppose drx would be buying this would he?
     
  10. biggestsonicfan

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    At over $7,000 now with every news oulet having reported on it by now? No. Highly unlikely.
     
  11. doc eggfan

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    I was thinking a similar thing. A good 3D Castlevania game on Dreamcast would have been amazing, but I don't recall there being any really good 3D Castlevania games on any system
     
  12. cartridgeculture

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    Ughh. It’s always the Castlevania games.

    THIS BELONGS TO TARA200

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  13. biggestsonicfan

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    What the fuck happened?!

    EDIT: In the HP discord, it appears it got up to at least $24.7K.
     
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  15. biggestsonicfan

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    I don't wish to speculate, but selling a listing outside of ebay after listing is a bannable offense. They most likely want to list it through a broker knowing that it's going for such a high price. Ebay's cut would have been massive if it sold for anywhere near $25K.
     
  16. Black Squirrel

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    From what I remember, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow isn't terrible. Problem is... I don't remember much - just that it's not remotely like the 2D games and it has Patrick Stewart in it. And that it borrowed its bosses from Shadow of the Colossus.

    But it took Konami until 2010 to get there.
     
  17. Gryson

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    Probably got a big offer from a serious buyer and decided to play it safe (this happens all the time on ebay--they can't prove anything if you're contacted outside the site). By the way, I think ebay fees top out at $750, so it's not 10% of the sale price--although there might be exceptions?

    This prototype just got way too much attention, and we already know there are collectors out there willing to pay big bucks. Greg McLemore paid $360,000 for that Nintendo PlayStation prototype, after all.
     
  18. biggestsonicfan

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    Apparently a composer who worked on the game said this?
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    Like, that's not how this works at all. If you were employed by the company making the game you should have been paid then, and if you ended up working for free on a cancelled title, that was your risk. This dudes owes you (or technically anyone) absolutely nothing.
     
  19. Gryson

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    That's assuming the composer didn't retain any control of the copyright for the works, which I guess would be uncommon but we can't be sure in one particular instance with a prototype (and yeah, I'm not sure how any of this factors into a private sale of something legally acquired).
     
  20. Hivebrain

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    You don't get royalties on the sale of second-hand items.