As if the Sonic Adventure prototype wasn't enough ;p [Disc Scan] [Back Cover Scan] Download DC Sonic Adventure 2 Pre-Release (2001-05-03) - Shop Trial (JUE) BIN Download DC Sonic Adventure 2 Pre-Release (2001-05-03) - Shop Trial (JUE) ISO Sonic Adventure 2's release in Japan - Build Date: 2001-05-29 / Public Release Date: 2001-06-23 26 days before the build date of Sonic Adventure 2's release in Japan. Not too long ago I was looking up information on a Saturn game on this one site called "Segagaga Domain" and decided to browse through the Dreamcast section. That's when I stumbled upon this [Sonic Adventure 2 The Trial UNRELEASED]. By this point, I was intrigued. It sounded potentially pre-release like. There was of course no dump of this at the time. We didn't have any information about this Taikenban disc on our database until recently. In the process of trying to find a copy of this disc, I came across many things. One of them being that Japanese promotion disc of Sonic Adventure containing a prototype version of the game. I didn't even know of it's existence. It goes to show that some things can fall off the radar. Sometimes it's a case of people judging a book by it's cover. Taking the build date of this pre-release into consideration, there's not much in the way of differences. The menu selection is different of course (it's using the leftover stuff found in the final version). You choose either Sonic, Shadow or 2P Sonic vs. Shadow. Sonic's level is City Escape. Shadow's level is Radical Highway. Don't know what's in 2P Sonic vs. Shadow as there was no second controller set. I want to say there's something is odd about City Escape aside from Big the Cat not being there. Radical Highway looks the same (maybe it's just me). Some demonstrations don't work right even on hardware etc. Unlike my previous Sonic prototype topics, I hoping to establish a potential small donation this time around. It's not required but greatly appreciated as it helps with the Sonic prototype findings; it's one of the things I do as a Researcher on Retro. Case in point, that Sonic Advance 2 in the prototype cart MSX bought off me; that really came inhandy in more ways than one. Please PM me if you would like to make a donation =) I'll leave you all to tear this apart now. I'll be posting other things throughout the topic. Enjoy! GerbilEdit®: Mirrored the disc images to my server to reduce bandwidth usage on Retro.