Castlevania: Resurrection for Dreamcast, canceled in 2000, resurfaces – Polygon1 min read

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A playable version of the canceled Castlevania: Resurrection for the Dreamcast has emerged. Preservationists have been revealed a video of the model in action, and shared it via YouTube over the weekend.
The prototype is a construct predating E3 1999, where Castlevania: Resurrection got a closed-doors demonstration. Its a 3D platformer, with an extremely direct approach to its levels. The video shows the develops unknown finder guiding Sonia Belmont through 2 of the 5 stages, which are begun with a designers menu.
Castlevania: Resurrection would have presented a then-new protagonist, Victor Belmont, into the world of Sonia Belmont, who debuted in 1998s Castlevania Legends for the Game Boy. (Victor Belmont, albeit in a different form, would be introduced in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.).
In a 2007 interview, Castlevania: Resurrection art director Greg Orduyan stated that the game was internally undermined by “some people within Konami who had their own program.” Castlevania: Resurrection would have been the first Castlevania video game developed by Konami of America (whose name appears on the designer disc in the video). Orduyan said the E3 demonstration from 1999 put disparaging rumors about the game to rest, but the PlayStation 2s launch in 2000 obliterated Konamis prepare for Dreamcast games, Castlevania: Resurrection included.
The last original game in the Castlevania line was Lords of Shadow 2, which released in 2014 for PlayStation 3, Windows PC, and Xbox 360. A year later, Konami began a near-wholesale retreat from current console video games advancement, starting with the cancellation of Silent Hills and the departure of longtime designer Hideo Kojima at the end of 2015.

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