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Lost D Project [XBOX/PS2 – Concept]

After the development of Cold Fear, Darkworks evaluated many other games concepts to pitch for their new project, but most of them were never realized. There are not many info about all these ideas, but one of their “lost projects” had a nice sci-fi-noir / steam-punk style, as we can see from the few concept arts preserved. The main character seems to have been an “agent with a grey coat, that reminds me of Rick Deckard in Blade Runner. In the dark and steamy city, various demons, psycho-soldiers and huge monsters were going to be the main enemies of the player. It’s currently unknown if this concept was ever developed in a playable form, or it just remained an awesome series of drawings.

Thanks to Joel for the contribution!

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Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance [PS2/XBOX/GC – Beta]

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, originally known as Mortal Kombat 5: Vengeance, is a fighting game developed and produced by Midway. The game was released for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube in 2002. Deadly Alliance was the first all-new Mortal Kombat fighting game produced exclusively for home consoles, with no preceding arcade release. [Info from Wikipedia]

At the Mortal Kombat Secrets website we can read many interesting info about the development of the game and its beta differences. Various characters were created for Mortal Kombat 5, but some of them were never used in the final game, as Kai, Dairou, Tiamat, Hachiman, Baphomet, The Evil Masters and Siobhan.

Also, some playable characters in Deadly Alliance went through a lot of changes before their final design, as Shang Tsung, Quan Chi (with a living weapon that never made it in to the game), Scorpion, Li Mei, Mavado and Frost. Early screens of the game are probably just target renders, as the graphic is nothing like the one in the final game. A Water Temple arena was  also planned, but removed from the final version.

You can check Mortal Kombat Secrets for more info!

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Sidhe [PS2/XBOX/GC – Cancelled]

Sidhe is a cancelled Real Time Strategy game that was in development at Kalisto Entertainment from 1998 to 2001.  Initially it was meant to be released only for the Playstation 2, but while the development was still in progress  it seems that they decided to port the game on the “newly released” Xbox and GameCube too. Sidhe took place in a middle east athmosphere, in which the player was a god fighting other gods incarnating into heroes.

A video of the game was shown at ECTS 2001, but it’s currently unavailable: if you still have a copy of this trailer, please let us know!  In the end Sidhe was never finished, maybe because Kalisto did not find a publisher interested in the project.

Thanks a lot to Pierre Mony for the help in preserving some of the artworks that he created for the project and to Gael for the screens with his engine work!

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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever [XBOX/PS2 – Cancelled]

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever is a cancelled FPS that was in development in 2002 by Zombie Studios and it would have been published by Bam! Entertainment for the Playstation 2 and later for the Xbox.  The game was based on a 2002 action film with the same name, starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, often listed among the worst movies ever made. The project was officially cancelled in 2003, probably because of the low rates of the film and some quality problems of the game.

The GBA version of Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever was developed by Crawfish Interactive and released in 2002.

Thanks to Userdante for the contribution!

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