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Omikron: The Nomad Soul [ Beta – PC Dreamcast – Unused Character / Concept]

Omikron: The Nomad Soul (also know as “The Nomad Soul” in Europe) is a PC and Sega Dreamcast 3D adventure game, developed by Quantic Dream and published in 1999. Thanks to the Omikron Game Blog, we can see some interesting screentshots from an early (1997 / 1998) version of the game, with different character design, HUD interface, color of hair, missing transport, some removed NPC, removed street combat and flying-moto racing. Thanks a lot to UL from the Omikron Game Blog for all these informations and huge props for all the Quantic Dream media that he has archived in his blog!

Thanks to Unclejun for the video and some more screens!

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Omikron 2 Nomad Soul Exodus [Dreamcast/PS2 – Cancelled]

Omikron 2 Exodus was meant to be a sequel for Ps2 and Dreamcast of the game Omikron: The Nomad Soul. The title was later changed to “Omikron 2 Karma” and the development was moved to XBOX 360 and PS3. There are not many informations about the project, but thanks to the Omikron Game Blog we can finally see some concept arts and read more about the game!

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Castlevania Bloodlines [MD/G – Beta]

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ENG: This entry in the archive doesn’t have a description yet. If you want to add some info about the beta / cancelled stuff that you see in these images, just write a comment or send us an email! We’ll add your info in this page and your name in the contributors list. Thanks a lot for your help! :)

ITA: Questa pagina dell’archivio non ha ancora una descrizione. Se vuoi aggiungere delle informazioni riguardo le differenze della beta o la descrizione di un gioco cancellato, lasciaci un commento o mandaci una email! Inseriremo le tue informazioni nella pagina ed il tuo nome nella lista dei collaboratori. Grazie per il tuo aiuto! :)

Thanks to MathUser for the scan!

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Virtua Fighter [Arcade / Saturn – Beta]

From the long list of scans that MathUser has posted on the HPZ Forum, there’s an image from an early build of Virtua Fighter, with a beta select screen, different names for some fighters and a character (Shiba) that was cut and later reintroduced in Fighters Megamix.

From wikipedia we can read: Siba / Shiba is from a prototype of Virtua Fighter but was cut from the cast by the time of game’s actual release, though an icon featuring him (and mislabelled as “Akira”) appears on older Virtua Fighter arcade cabinents. Siba is an Arab in a white and purple outfit equipped with a sword that charges with green energy.

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Thanks to Celine we can even see some screenshots with Siba / Shiba in action! (Taken from CVG magazine issue 31 and a spanish magazine thanks to Sega Saturno). We can also notice that the original name was Virtua Fighters (plural) instead of Fighter.

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Also, Nick C was able to find an arcade cabinet with the Shiba picture! Click on the image for a bigger version:

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Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors [Sega CD – Cancelled]

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Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors is an unreleased video game planned for release initially on the Sega CD in April 1995 and to be followed by PC, 3DO versions later that year. The game starred the comedy-magician duo Penn & Teller. The developer Absolute Entertainment went out of business before they could release the game, yet the game was featured and previewed in various gaming publications such as Electronic Gaming Monthly.