Castlevania Resurrection: A Canceled Prototype Found

This prototype might be the only chance to take a peek at a canceled Castlevania game.

An anonymous user shared a video on YouTube with what appears to be footage of a canceled SEGA game – Castlevania Resurrection. This video, if legitimate, is the only publically available footage of this game.

The brief video appeared on a newly created YouTube channel and lacks a description. The disc is marked “11’ 5 ’99” and looks like a typical re-writable GD-ROM of the sort SEGA commonly used internally for development and distributed to press in the Dreamcast era. It’s unclear where the person in the video obtained the disc.

The video itself shows several basic mechanics like movement and HP-loss. What is shown, however, is that the game was most likely unfinished when it was canceled. 

According to Unseen64, Castlevania: Resurrection would have followed Castlevania Legends protagonist Sonia Belmont and a new character named Victor Belmont as they traveled into the past to deal with Dracula before the events of the first game. While the game did make appearances during a private showing at E3 1999 and in the September 1999 issue of the United Kingdom’s Dreamcast Magazine, Konami quietly canceled it in March 2000.

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