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If you have additional information (unpublished photos, your research, preparatory work on certain games ect.), Do not hesitate to contact me.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

 

1/4 RPG

10six (SegaSoft / SEGA)
3,000,000 RPG (FOG)
3D Fighter Maker (ASCII)


Agartha (No Cliché / SEGA)

Agartha Dreamcast maison croquis
Agartha maison in game dreamcast

​​ Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (Ensemble Studios / Konami + SEGA)
Aiken's Artifact see Sanity - Aiken's Artifact
Akolyte
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)
All-Star Baseball
Alugulate
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."

Black and White dreamcast logo
Black and White dreamcast pal corver
Black and White dreamcast

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Boarder Zone (Housemarque / Infogrames)

Infograme Photo CD-R

Boarder Zone Dreamcast VHS
Boarder zone dreamcast

Infograme Photo CD-R

Boarder zone dreamcast logo

BraveKnight
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)
Braveknight (Panther)



Castlevania: Resurrection (Konami USA)

 

Castlevania Dreamcast Sonia
Castlevania Dreamcast Hydra Corridor.jpg

Chakan: The Forever Man (AndNow)

  • Some videos exist. A few years ago, a non-functional build of the game was uploaded.

Chakan dreamcast build

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)
Cut Away
Chi-Q no Tomodachi (NexTech)
Cho Hamaru Golf (SEGA)
Code Breaker

Crack 2 (Sieg)


D-Jump
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.

  • Release performed by "PC ™ 2K21"  June 15, 2021. You will find more details by browsing this record about him.

  • I had devoted a small article to him that you will find while browsing this file about him.

Densha de Go! 3: Commuting (Taito)
Devil's Den
Dragon's crown
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)

  • Release performed by "Hidden Palace"  on June 21, 2016. You will find more details by browsing this site .

  • Release of a dev kit containing 2 builds of Ecco 2 performed  by "Comby Laurent"  in 2020. You will find more details by browsing this file about it.

  • 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)
European PGA
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)
Fortris
Frontier (Turbine Entertainment / SEGA)
Fighter Maker see 3D Fighter Maker
Flagship

Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas

Flinstone Dreamcast GD-R
Flinstone Viva Las Vegas dreamcast in ga

Flying Dragon see SD Legend of the Flying Dragon EX
Fortris (Promethean)
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 .

  • Release of the first GDI and a new build by "Comby Laurent"  September 27, 2021. You will find more details by browsing this file about it.

Geist Force
Beta of Geist Force dreamcast.jpg

Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 3 - 2000 Season (Microprose / Infogrames +
Hasbro)
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)

Gun Valkyrie dreamcast logo
Gun Valkyrie dreamcast
Gun Valkyrie dreamcast croquis

Half-Life for Dreamcast (Gearbox + Captivation Digital Laboratories / Sierra)

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)
Kriskrew (Dragonydra)

  • The game never seems to have been playable. Release of the preparatory work carried out by "Comby Laurent " on April 19, 2021. You will find more details by browsing this file about it. As the archives of the preparatory work are incomplete, research must continue.

Kyskrew Dreamcast personnage
Kyskrew Dreamcast Camp

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
Little dream
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)

  • Release made by "Psycho" on August 9, 2019. You will find more details by browsing this site.

Microsoft Links LS see ESPN Links Golf
Midnight GT (Rage)
Missile Command 3D (Hasbro)
Mojo Rally see Austin Powers: Mojo Rally
Monster Breed
  

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)
Monster racer
Music Box (FOG)


New Worlds see Star Trek: New Worlds
Nijiiro Tenshi (Japan Corporation)


Outcast (Appeal / Infogrames)

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 .

Picassio (Promethean)
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)

  • Release of the first GDI performed by "Comby Laurent"  August 25, 2021. You will find more details by browsing this file about it.

Dreamcast Propeller Arena beta.jpg
Beta of Propeller Arena Dreamcast.jpg

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)

Redline Arena
Retupu
Renegade racers
Resurrection
Rings (Konami)
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)

Ring The Legend of Nibelungen Dreamcast menu
Ring the Legend of Nibelungen Dreamcast prototype

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)

  • Release of the technical demo running on the SET 2 dev kit made by "Comby Laurent"  October 31, 2021. You will find more details by browsing this file about it.

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

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)
Substance
Supreme Snowboarding see Boarder Zone
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle (Sierra)
System Shock 2 (Looking Glass Studios / Vatical Entertainment)
Scooby doo
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
Shinobi

  • A few years ago, a non-functional build of the game was uploaded.

Shinobi Dreamcast build

Skies
Sosei
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)

  • Release performed by "sreak"   January 7, 2021. You will find more details by browsing this site .

  • “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)
Trespasser (DreamWorks)
Trinity
Tropico (PopTop / GOD)
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (Iguana US / Acclaim)
Tako no Marine (Microcabin)
Thunderboats (Perception)
Title Defense

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)
Tooncar
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
VR Football
VR Hockey
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)

  • Localized prototype

Wave Runner dreamcast prototype.jpg

Whiplash 2
Wild Water World Championships see Renegade Racers
Wipeout (Psygnosis Liverpool Studio)
The World's Scariest Police Chases: Deadly Pursuit (Teeny Weeny Games / Fox
Interactive)

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

Zeman Mahjong

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.

Dear Avenger 3 dreamcast prototype

The Simpsons Bug Squad

  • Release made by "sreak" on January 10, 2017. You will find more details by browsing this site.

Millennium Racer

  • 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)

Ball breakers

  • 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.

Mort the Chicken dreamcast build

Stampede

  • Prototype, awaiting legal distribution . You can find more details by browsing this blog.

Stampede dreamcast in game.jpg
Stamped dreamcast gameplay.jpg

The Smurfs

  • 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.

The Smurfs Playstation 2 and Dreamcast.j
Les Schtroumpfs Playstation 2 et Dreamca

Tonic Trouble

  • "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.

AlphaClone One

  • The only trace of this game can be found here .

Riders

  • 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.
riders dreamcast booklet_brief_2.jpg
riders ps2 booklet_brief_1.jpg

Games canceled by zone (PAL, US, JP

4 x 4 Evolution PAL

Shenmue 2 US

Shenmue 2 Dreamcast Debug Menu unreleased us version
Shenmue 2 Dreamcast Us version

US Headhunter

  • 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.