Zodiac Assassin (PS3) was a prototype by Sony Cambridge in 2005. Studio director James Shepherd wanted to produce a globe-trotting, Kill Bill-esque assassin game. The game would have been set in a number of locations such as Mexico (during the “Day of the Dead” festival), Turkey and Japan. It was meant to feature a female lead who was heavily into disguises and assassinations. The title didn’t get very far as Sony was buying in the martial arts fantasy game Heavenly Sword from Ninja Theory.
As we can read in Wikipedia, Gotham by Gaslight is a DC Comics one-shot comic, considered to be the first Elseworlds story, where DC Comics heroes are taken out of their usual setting and put into alternate timelines or realities. In Gotham by Gaslight, Batman is set in 1889, in a sort of steampunk europe.
A game based on Gotham by Gaslight was pitched by Day 1 Studios, and an early prototype was created. Some menù concept arts are and a video of the proto are saved in below, to preserve its existence. Thanks to Supererogatory and MitsuharuSan for the contributions!
BloodBath is an unreleased action game / brawler set in a post-apocalyptic future, that was in development by Freedom Factory Studios for Xbox Live Arcade (Xbox 360) and PSN (Playstation 3). Players would have been able to chose from differents characters and classes, with their own set of combos and special abilities, to fight in combat pits full of deathly traps and hazards all around the world. Single Player, Coop-Mode and Versus Multiplayer were all planned. BloodBath was pitched around to various publishers, but sadly they were not able to find one.
Only some screens from this lost game are archived below, to preserve its existence.
Bloodrayne Betrayal is an action game developed by WayForward that was released in 2011 for Xbox 360 XBLA and PS3 PSN. In the screenshots below we can see some concept arts of the characters and of the levels, both of which changed quite a lot during the development.
Spyro’s Kingdom is a cancelled game in the Spyro Series, which was developed, then scrapped, then redeveloped, then scrapped, but became Skylanders. Version 1 was developed by Helios Interactive and was to be exclusive to PC and Nintendo Wii. This version got cancelled, however, it was revived later by Toys 4 Bob with version 2, which introduced the portal of power and skylander figures, then called “Kingdom Heros”. Later it was redone again and finally released as Skylanders.
VERSION 1- Helios Version The game was presented to Activision, complete with working demo and production art. However, Activision decided against this game, and instead went on to create Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, the third reboot in the Spyro franchise. It is unknown if the game was cancelled before or after the cancellation of the Spyro movie, which was also set in the ‘Legend’ reboot.
Something interesting to note is that the flying mechanic is very similar to that used in Skylanders – It is unknown if this was on purpose or not.
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Version 2 -Toys 4 Bob Version This version is highly similar to Skylanders, even including portals and figures, however, this version did not require the figures or portal to play, and it had online play. Activision liked the concept and decided to go with it, later they had Toys 4 Bob remove the online play and make the figures and portal required. The version 2 was going to be Nintendo Wii Exclusive. However when word of this got out to fans, there was backlash and the fans on several forums expressed hate and did death threats. Later they announced it would also launch on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 as well.
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