What might have been
A forgotten piece of Castlevania historical past appears to have been recovered. Preservationists have just lately discovered a playable demo of Castlevania: Resurrection, a canceled 3D Castlevania sport for the Sega Dreamcast.
Dreamcast preservationists (by way of Polygon) bought their arms on a disc that appears to predate E3 1999, when Castlevania: Resurrection was reportedly proven behind closed doorways. A video reveals a presenter booting up the sport, accessing a menu, and working round 3D environments on this previous prototype.
The story would have featured Victor Belmont and Castlevania Legends protagonist Sonia Belmont, teaming up throughout time to cope with Dracula. According to an old interview with art director Greg Orduyan, it could have been level A to B, nearer to side-scrolling video games than any type of free-roaming. However, it ended up getting canceled.
For preservationists, it is neat to have this report of a sport that existed, even when solely in a prototype. And it is a bit of odd to think about an alternate timeline the place Castlevania‘s legacy continued on to the Dreamcast, particularly when the sequence has been so quiet as of late. At least now we have another sequence nonetheless attempting to maintain the torch alight.