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Vodoo Nights [X360 – Beta / Cancelled?]

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Viva Pinata [Beta Concept – Xbox360]

In the gallery and videos below you can see many concepts and beta differences from the early design of Viva Pinata, one of the most beautiful games developed by Rare LTD for Xbox 360. You can see that some animals were never used in the final version, the stile of the project was a bit different originally and as we can read on Wikipedia, the original concept for the game began under the name “Your Garden” in 2002. If you have more info about Viva Pinata and its development, let us know!

[Thanks to FullMetalMC for the contribute!]

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Freelancer 2 [Xbox 360 – Cancelled]

The first Freelancer was a space trading and combat simulation game developed by Digital Anvil and published by Microsoft, released in March 2003 for PC. The game allowed players to pilot a starfighter and visit many star systems. They can engage in combat with other starfighters to protect traders or engage in piracy themselves. A sequel, Freelancer 2, was in development by Digital Anvil / Microsoft Game Studio for XBOX 360. Codenamed “Project Lonestar“, the game was cancelled when Microsoft closed the studio in 2006.

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Project Enwor [Xbox 360 – Cancelled]

Project Enwor was a large-scale third person shooter that was in development at Digital Anvil for the Xbox 360. They were working on this prototype at the same time as Freelancer 2, but neither of them were finished. In November 2005, Microsoft redeployed the Digital Anvil’s employees to its Microsoft Game Studios headquarters: the original DA team was officially dissolved on January 31 2006 and Project Enwor vanished along the way.

In september 2018 MrTalida shared the full design doc for the game on Twitter, full of details about the project.

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Castle Crashers [X360 – Beta]

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Castle Crashers is a side-scrolling beat-em-up developed by The Behemoth, which incorporates a small number of role-playing game elements. An early version of Castle Crashers was first shown at Comic-Con 2005 under the name of Ye Olde Side-Scroller, while at another show it was named “The Behemoth’s Next Game”. In this beta version the character design for the protagonists was different and even the levels had some changes before the final release. In 2006, Behemoth announced the game as available for download via the Xbox Live Arcade service.

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