Unsung Heroes [PS2 – Cancelled]

Unsung Heroes [PS2 – Cancelled]

Unsung Heroes was an action / adventure game that was in development at SCEA San Diego from 2002 to 2004 (formerly responsible for Mark of Kri), but the project was later cancelled when half of the team was laid off. There are almost no informations about the game, but from the few screenshots that remain, we can speculate that it was going to be some kind of super-hero game set in a sandbox world.

In 2007, developers of Sony San Diego tried to resurrect the project. Though this was all but successful, you may take a look at the video presenting a PS3 demo of the game.

Thanks to Hey Hey for the contribution!



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5 thoughts on “Unsung Heroes [PS2 – Cancelled]

  1. Leonard McVicker

    I was a member of the Unsung Heroes San Diego development team when I was laid off on the terrible date of November 18, 2002. It was a real body blow to myself and everyone else. With the layoffs I knew that the remaining team was understaffed. I suspected that it would be eventually cancelled, I was later proven right. The San Diego studio was whittled down until only Gameday, and MLB were left.

    My years with SCEA were the best years of my life. I’m retired now, after over 15 years in game dev, I miss those times.

    1. monokoma Post author

      thanks for the message Leonard, it’s always interesting to read about a lost game from someone who worked on it. Do you still have any screenshots or videos of Unsung Heroes that could be preserved? It would be nice to see more of it!

  2. Leonard McVicker

    I have some video of the super hero effects I created. We didn’t have anything like the easy to use Unreal Engine Cascade FX editor. We used a FX computer language our programmers created.. If one little thing was wrong it wouldn’t work. I, and another FX artist spent most of our time debugging FX code. The FX used Maya object, and animation files, and Photoshop targa files we created.
    I was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago, and I’m undergoing painful chemotherapy treatments at present. It might take a while to find the videos.

    1. monokoma Post author

      i’m sorry to hear about your situation, I hope the treatments will help! Don’t worry about the videos, real-life health is more important

  3. Leonard McVicker

    Thanks! Cancer is frightening, painful, now I have neuropathy and can hardly walk even with a cane. I had a good life. I worked on several cancelled games. 2 on 2 Basketball, Sorcery, Jetmoto 2124, Rocket Torpedo, and TNA Impact 2.
    I, and others were also temporarily put to work to help finish games that were behind schedule. I helped finish MLB Pennant Race 1996 for Playstation, and Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe for PS3, and Xbox 360. Producers have a habit of only putting team members who worked on the game from the beginning to end in the game credits. So I and others who worked hard for a month to save those two games didn’t get any credit.

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