The list of canceled Dreamcast games
You will find a list of canceled games from the Dreamcast. Some titles have been discovered in the last 20 years, others are yet to be found. By getting in touch with the right people, we were able to learn more about certain games.
Headlines aside from Soul Reaver 2 may have resurfaced from the past.
In pink: Playable games for everyone.
In brown: Playable prototype not distributed on the internet.
If you have additional information (unpublished photos, your research, preparatory work on certain games ect.), Do not hesitate to contact me.
The unreleased seen in press reviews
10six (SegaSoft / SEGA)
3,000,000 RPG (FOG)
3D Fighter Maker (ASCII)
Agartha (No Cliché / SEGA)
Release performed by "Comby Laurent" January 15, 2018. You will find more details by browsing this file about it. Build 2 is corrupted, badly engraved or badly dumped. To this day, it is impossible to say whether it created this way or whether it functioned at the time.
The corrupted build could be partially repaired. 85% of it is now playable.
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (Ensemble Studios / Konami + SEGA)
Aiken's Artifact see Sanity - Aiken's Artifact
Alien Breed: Conflict
Alien Resurrection (Argonaut / Fox Interactive)
Anachronox (Ion Storm)
“Stories about the Dreamcast ports of Deux Ex and Anachronox circulated in 1999, no work has ever been done on a Dreamcast port for any of our games. (Source, John Romero)
Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood (Westka Entertainment / Ubi Soft)
Armada 2: Exodus (Metro3D)
Armada 2: Exodus, was in development, initially for the Dreamcast, then for the Xbox, the Gamecube and possibly the PS2. However, due to repeated delays and rework as well as limited resources, the game was canceled after spending over 4 years in varying degrees of development. You will find more details by browsing this file about it.
Austin Powers: Mojo Rally (Take 2)
ALEX ~ Virus Composer (Media Factory)
Alexander: The Road to Percia (Media Factory / RocketStudio)
Aqua Panic (SEGA)
Arena League Football: The 50 Yard Indoor War (Midway)
As Snow (SEGA)
Baldur's Gate (BioWare / SEGA)
Battle Zone II (Pandemic Studios)
Black & White (Lionhead Studios / Krisalis)
No playable prototype would have seen the light of day according to one of the beta testers. "Building was crap, continuing would have meant wasting a lot of money and time. It wasn't playable and it was a headache to put it on Dreamcast."
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Boarder Zone (Housemarque / Infogrames)
Infograme Photo CD-R
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
There was a planned Dreamcast version as well as a Playstation version, but during development they were canceled to focus on the Xbox Original. There was never a true version of the Dreamcast port that worked, it was cut before the game really took shape.
Beach Spikers (AM2 / SEGA)
Blood of Zeon see Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no Yabou - Zeon no Keifu
Boku Yumei no Meijin (Fujicom)
Boku Yumei no Tatsujin (Fujicom)
Castlevania: Resurrection (Konami USA)
Chakan: The Forever Man (AndNow)
Some videos exist. A few years ago, a non-functional build of the game was uploaded.
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (Codemasters)
A prototype is located. To play it, it requires a specific VMU. You will find more details by browsing this site.
Combat Flight Simulator see Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator
Commandos 2: Men of Courage (Pyro Studios / Eidos)
Croc 2 (Argonaut / Fox Interactive)
Chi-Q no Tomodachi (NexTech)
Cho Hamaru Golf (SEGA)
Crack 2 (Sieg)
Dark Angel: Vampire Apocalypse (Metro3D)
“I think the Dreamcast version was far from over, so it wasn't just a matter of fixing a few bugs and getting it certified. It was probably playable because Armada 2 was and they used the same codebase. In many ways you could call Dark Angel an Armada 2 alpha total conversion mod. "
You will find more details by browsing this file about it.
Dark Earth (Kalisto)
Deer Avenger (Hypnotix / Berkeley + Simon & Schuster)
Dee Dee Planet
A protope of the game had been located a few years ago by a friend. Unfortunately, my acquaintance can no longer find the email address of the owner of Dee Dee Plant.
"I saw Dee Dee Planet, it was pretty bad". (source, a former Sega US employee). This may be the reason for its cancellation.
I had devoted a small article to him that you will find while browsing this file about him.
Densha de Go! 3: Commuting (Taito)
Drakan (Surreal Software / Psygnosis + GT Interactive)
DroneZ (Zetha GameZ)
Dynamite Robo (Warashi)
Dark Eyes (NexTech)
Daytona USA 3 (SEGA)
Dogs of War (Silicon Dreams / Take 2)
Dousoukai Again (NEC InterChannel)
Dynamic Golf (Wow Entertainment / SEGA)
Dynamite Baseball (AM1 / SEGA)
Ecco 2 Sentinels of Universe (Apaloosa Interactive)
The Appaloosa studio has created a techdemo dating from 2001.01.05 featuring a mermaid, video to discover below.
New levels seem to exist like Vulcano. They are playable.
ESPN Baseball Tonight (Konami)
ESPN Links Golf (Microsoft + Konami)
Extreme-G X (Acclaim Studios London)
F1 Grand Prix 4 see Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 3 - 2000 Season
Far Nation (SEGA)
"I never saw Farnation. I remember there was a prototype in our office, but it was kept very secret and only a handful of people saw it." (source, a former Sega US employee).
“It was an MMO from a Korean company SOJ was working with. They wanted to take advantage of the online element of the Dreamcast, but I'm pretty sure it was similar / close to what PSO was going to do, so the project was no further ".
Felony Pursuit see The World's Scariest Police Chases: Deadly Pursuit
Final Fight Revenge (Capcom)
Fortress: The Evolution (Pipe Dream / Majesco)
Frontier (Turbine Entertainment / SEGA)
Fighter Maker see 3D Fighter Maker
Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas
Flying Dragon see SD Legend of the Flying Dragon EX
Friend of Earth (NexTech)
Galleon (Confounding Factor / Interplay)
Geist Force (SEGA of America + Netter Digital Entertainment / SEGA)
Release carried out by the forums "ASSEMblergames.com" (dead forum) in November 2012. You will find more details by browsing this site .
Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 3 - 2000 Season (Microprose / Infogrames +
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (Crystal Dynamics / Eidos)
Giants: Citizen Kabuto (Planet Moon Studios / Interplay)
Glover 2 (Interactive Studios / Hasbro)
Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado (Ubi Soft)
GorkaMorka (Real Sports / Ripcord)
Grand Prix 4 see Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 3 - 2000 Season
Gun Valkyrie (Smilebit / SEGA)
No prototype version has been tested by Sega of America. The game did not cross the borders of Japan if a beta version existed. (source, a former Sega Us employee)
Half-Life for Dreamcast (Gearbox + Captivation Digital Laboratories / Sierra)
Release made by "Comby Laurent" on August 29, 2018. You will find more details by browsing this file about it. As any prototype version is important for modders, research should continue.
Half-Life Online (Gearbox + Captivation Digital Laboratories / Sierra)
Hamunaptra see The Mummy
Halo (TBA / Bungie)
Harukaze Sentai V Force 2 (Bing Kids)
Hype: The Time Quest (Ubi Soft)
Hamster Story (Culture Brain)
Heavy Metal FAKK 2 (Ritual / GOD)
Hellgate (Jester Interactive)
Date and contributor of the release unknown. You will find more details by browsing this site .
Heroes of Might & Magic III (3DO / Ubi Soft)
Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Driver 2
Hiryu-no Ken Retsuden (Culture Brain)
The House of the Dead 3 (SEGA)
Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos (Particle Systems / Infogrames)
IHRA Drag Racing (Bethesda Softworks)
Innocent Tears (Kobi / Global A)
Internet Game Pack
Iris Angel (Japan Corporation)
Jet Set Radio Future (Smilebit / SEGA)
Jump Runner (Glass Ghost)
Jambo Safari + Emergency Call Ambulance + Brave Fire Fighters (SEGA)
Jarman 2 (Visit / Bidget)
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! @VPACHI Kingdom (MaxBet)
K1 Dream (Xing)
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no Yabou - Zeon no Keifu (Bandai)
Last Bronx 2 (SEGA)
The woman Nikita
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 (Crystal Dynamics / Eidos)
Legend of the Blade Masters (Ronin / Ripcord)
Links LS see ESPN Links Golf
The Legend of the Nibelungen see The Ring of the Nibelungen
Let's Make a Monster see Monster wo Tsukurou!
LiltherB: Real Herb (Takuyo)
Love Mahjong - Melty School (Culture Brain)
Major League Soccer (Konami)
Max Payne (Remedy / Rockstar / Take 2)
"My friend worked at Remedy, he said it only worked on PC hardware, that there was nothing done on Dreamcast." (source, "Jackalus" on ASSEMblergames.com)
Messiah (Shiny / Interplay)
Metal Max Overdrive (ASCII)
Metal Max Wild Eyes (ASCII)
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator (Microsoft + Konami)
Microsoft Links LS see ESPN Links Golf
Midnight GT (Rage)
Missile Command 3D (Hasbro)
Mojo Rally see Austin Powers: Mojo Rally
Monster Truck (Konami)
The Mummy (Rebellion + Konami / Fox Interactive)
Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits Volume 3 (Midway)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Blood of Zeon see Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no ...
Monster wo Tsukurou! (SEGA)
Music Box (FOG)
New Worlds see Star Trek: New Worlds
Nijiiro Tenshi (Japan Corporation)
Outcast (Appeal / Infogrames)
"I take this opportunity to confirm that Outlcast dreamcast had not started. The reason was that the ps2 was positioned as the market leader when the devs were about to start. above"
According to from the sources of "Rollon de Tressaille" , the reason for its cancellation is different. "After various tests, the game was too heavy for the dream to run. The problem was that the title used vectors for 3d which allowed huge maps. At the calculation level, it was complicated"
Ohzumo (Bottom Up)
Over the Top
Pachinko no Dendou: CR Nanashi (Microcabin)
Panzer Dragoon Orta
PBA Tour Bowling 2001 (Bethesda Softworks)
Date and contributor of the release unknown. You will find more details by browsing this site .
Princess Maker 4 (Gainax)
Prism Heart (Kid)
Project Propeller Online see Propeller Arena Online: Aviation Battle Championship (AM2 / SEGA)
Date and contributor of the release unknown. You will find more details by browsing this site . As we only have a CDI format dump, the search should continue.
“Funny thing is the release date was a week before it was canceled. I think what he must have retail copies in a warehouse somewhere! Everyone I asked told me that they had never been created and that the game was going to be delayed if 9/11 had not happened. Who knows if they were telling the truth. It was canceled only because of September 11. It has been totally done, packaging and instructions. It is also a good game! Just bad timing. ”(Source, former Sega US employee)
The Planet of the Apes (Visiware / Fox Interactive)
Its development had been until a playable version. It is not localized. Perhaps there is no trace left. Some information that I was able to collect (source one of the devs) to read on this blog .
Quest of the Blade Masters (Ripcord)
Quark (Quantic Dream)
The Road to El Dorado see Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado
Roswell Conspiracy Theories (Crawfish / Red Storm)
“I also worked briefly on Roswell Conspiracies, which was a PC game and Dreamcast for a TV cartoon. I don't think that game came out. I don't know how far Roswell was developed. I left. Red Lemon while still in pre-production. " (source, a Red Lemon dev)
Ring Age (Takuyo)
The Ring of the Nibelungen (Success)
Release performed by "Comby Laurent" October 5, 2020. You will find more details by browsing this file about it. As 2 GD-Roms are still missing, number 1 and 3, research must continue.
Sanity - Aiken's Artifact (Monolith / Fox Interactive)
Scud Race (Tech demo)
“Scud race never had a DC port, but a track of the game was ported and playable as part of the dreamcast development kits. I've never seen it myself, but a producer told me it exists. I'm surprised it wasn't found on some old development kit somewhere! "(Source, former Sega US employee)
Shadowman: 2econd Coming (Iguana / Acclaim)
Shienryu 2 (Warashi)
Shiken - Evenstar
Shrapnel: Urban Warfare 2025 (Zombie / Ripcord)
Sierra Sports: Game Room (Sierra)
Sim City 3000 (Maxis)
Skies (Paradigm / SegaSoft)
“I don't think it was planned for the Dreamcast, mainly because the in-game currency was probably too close to the game for SEGA at the time. Additionally, the PC version was boxed before the launch of the Dreamcast, which probably means he was never really a candidate for the system "(credit dreamcastcollector )
Sonic & Knuckles RPG (SEGA)
Soul Reaver 2 see Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2
My hypothesis: The ps2 was already taking 80% of the market share. Why start development on dreamcast instead of ps2? The porting of the ps2 to the dreamcast would have been more judicious. An acquaintance having worked for Eidos France (communications officer) never saw a beta version for him when he had been able to play Tomb Raider Saturn before everyone else. The editor of dreamzone, for example, would never have seen it.
There is still a trace in video of the demo version shown at E3 (poor quality)
South Park: Deeply Impacted (Iguana / Acclaim)
Star Trek: New Worlds (Binary Asylum + RuneCraft / Interplay)
Source codes appeared in 2021. According to the owner, there could be a link with the Dreamcast version . You can download them by browsing this site.
Interplay was releasing the Dreamcast version, I think it was probably close to release. I guess the dire financial situation of the company meant that it simply gave up the majority of its console titles in order to focus on its PC titles. (credit dreamcastcollector )
Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing (Lucas Learning / LucasArts)
Supreme Snowboarding see Boarder Zone
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle (Sierra)
System Shock 2 (Looking Glass Studios / Vatical Entertainment)
SD Legend of the Flying Dragon EX (Culture Brain)
SEGA Worldwide Soccer 2001 (SEGA)
SEGA GT 2002
Sekai Fushigi Hakken! Troya
Sentimental Prelude (NEC InterChannel)
Shin Honkaku Hanafuda
A few years ago, a non-functional build of the game was uploaded.
Star Trek: New Worlds (Runecraft, Virgin)
Street of Rage 4
There is a video on Youtube.
Super Monkey Ball (Amusement Vision / SEGA)
Take the Bullet (Red Lemon / SEGA)
“Take The Bullet went through several iterations. There was a car chase section that was promising, but was removed. I don't know why the game was dropped, I think there were issues with it. the initial material, then the relationship with Sega became strained, causing delays before a cancellation. (source, a Red Lemon dev)
TD Cycles (Tech Demo)
Ten6 see 10six
Test Drive Cycles
Test Drive Off-Road 3
Thunder Force VI (Tecnosoft)
Time Crisis 2 (Namco)
Total Annihilation 2 (Cavedog / GT Interactive)
Tropico (PopTop / GOD)
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (Iguana US / Acclaim)
Tako no Marine (Microcabin)
Toe Jam & Earl III
Release made by "ZakhooiTM" on February 27, 2013. You will find more details by browsing this site.
Tokyo Bus Guide: From Today, You're Also the Driver (Fortyfive)
Top of the Formula Racing (Fujicom)
Trip Trap (Caramel Pot)
Troya see Sekai Fushigi Hakken! Troya
Type X: Spiral Nightmare (SEGA)
UEFA Striker 2001 see UEFA Striker Millennium
UFC: Tapout see Ultimate Fighting Championship: Tapout
Ultimate Fighting Championship: Tapout (Crave)
Unreal (GT Interactive)
V Force 2 see Harukaze Sentai V Force 2
VIP (Kalisto / Ubi Soft)
Virtua Striker 3 (Amusement Vision / SEGA)
VR Baseball 2000
Victory Goal 2001 (SEGA)
Virtua Golf (Wow Entertainment / SEGA)
Virtual Pool 3 featuring Jeanette Lee
Viva Rock Vegas see Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas
Viva Soccer (Interplay)
Warzone 2100 (Pumpkin Studios / Eidos)
Wave Runner (SEGA)
Wild Water World Championships see Renegade Racers
Wipeout (Psygnosis Liverpool Studio)
The World's Scariest Police Chases: Deadly Pursuit (Teeny Weeny Games / Fox
Worms Pinball (Team 17 / Infogrames)
According to videos on Youtube, prototypes are in nature.
Warmonkeys see Dogs of War Woody
Woodpecker Racing (Konami / Universal Interactive)
“I am currently speaking with a developer of the Dreamcast port of Woody Woodpecker Racing. What I have discovered so far is that it is running at 60 fps on the console and GD-Rs have been created. . The port was only about a month or two from completion. " (source, PC ™ 2K21 )
World Discovery Troya see Sekai Fushigi Hakken! Troya
World's Scariest Police Chases
WWW; Soccer (Clean Fight)
Xena: Warrior Princess
Zeon no Keifu see Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no Yabou - Zeon no Keifu
The unreleased made in the greatest secrecy
Official Megadrive Emulator for Dreamcast
Deer Avenger 3
The prototype was sold on ebay a few years ago. "Adam Koralik" may have accessed it. He made a video of it.
The Simpsons Bug Squad
Release made by "Kuririn84" on March 13, 2017. You will find more details by browsing this site.
Monopoly and Scrable
“I think we had very early versions of Monopoly and Scrabble running, they were barely playable. I don't know why they were canceled. I suspect Hasbro approached Runecraft on the Dreamcast port. asked us to take a look and start the port, but at some point Hasbro or Runecraft decided not to finalize the contract and the game was canceled. It wasn't because of technical issues, but may -be financial ". (source, a Runecraft dev)
Release performed by "BANANABREAK", date unknown. You will find more details by browsing this site.
Mort the Chicken
A few years ago, a non-functional build of the game was uploaded.
Prototype, awaiting legal distribution . You can find more details by browsing this blog.
A video was leaked on May 10, 2021 thanks to a former employee who worked on it. It was planned for dreamcast and playstation 2. You will find more details by browsing this file about it.
"On that note, is the DC capable of a better version? => The first tests we did with Tonic Trouble on our DC kits were quite astonishing". (source Greg Gobbi from Ubisoft for Gamer's Republic (# 8, page 28))
You will find more details by downloading the interview on this site.
- The only trace of this game can be found here .
- Someone is talking about it in the video below (around 10 minutes 53, we see the dreamcast controller)
- Technically Riders is not really a canceled game. It is a "pitch" made by Eden to obtain funding from Infogrames. You will find more detail by browsing this blog.
Games canceled by zone (PAL, US, JP
4 x 4 Evolution PAL
Shenmue 2 US
Prototypes of a Us version seem to have existed as for Shenmue 2.
Quake III Arena JP
- Existing and localized prototype.
Metropolis Street Racer JP
- Existing prototype not located.