Skies of Arcadia, released in Japan as Eternal Arcadia, is a RPG developed by Overworks for the Dreamcast and published by Sega in 2000. Skies of Arcadia Legends, a port with some added content, was released for the GameCube in 2002. Legends was also in development for the PlayStation 2; however, it was cancelled shortly before the GameCube release. The game’s story focuses around Vyse, a young pirate in a Jules Verne-inspired fantasy world, and his friends as they attempt to stop the Valuan Empire from reviving ancient weapons with the potential to destroy the world. [Infos from Wikipedia]
In these images we can see a series of early concept arts for the characters, with different design from their final versions and a more “serious” look. In the screenshots from the beta build, there are some places that look weird (as the screen in the jungle) and some scenes (as Vyse on the japanese roof) that were never used in the released game. Can you find more differences?
U64 is an archive with articles, screens and videos for cancelled, beta & unseen videogames. Every change & cut creates a different gaming experience: we would like to save some documents about this evolution for curiosity, historic and artistic preservation.