Hellgate [Dreamcast – Cancelled]

Developed by Horny Dog and published by Jester Interactive, Hellgate was going to be a third person shooter for the Dreamcast, where to kill demons and going around for the levels with a motorcycle. Sadly the game was cancelled, as we can read on the old Horny Dog website: “The Sega announcement that they were ceasing production of Dreamcast hardware wasn’t much of a help, as well as the fact one or two members of our team didn’t have the game’s best interest at heart. […] We had spent 15 months developing the title, and although many of us felt we achieved so much, it wasn’t enough to save the title.”

Our friends at SuperiorVersion have found some nice screens from this project, you can check them all in here. A video from the intro of the game was later found by Dreamcast.es!

From the old developers website we can still read some interesting informations about the game:

magine a crossover between Quake and WipeOut. Got that image? Hellgate meshes these two genres, with high speed at your fingertips, as well as some meaty weaponry! There will be four gigantic realms to conquer, as well as ten formidable weapons to defeat the many demons and monsters lurking within Hell.

We will also be supporting Dreamcast’s online capabilities with online Deathmatch, Capture The Flag, Sumo and Time Trial modes, and also feature offline 4 player Deathmatch and link-up Deathmatch modes. The exciting thing is, Hellgate could well be the first Dreamcast game to support 12 – yes – 12 people.

In March 2009, a playable beta was somehow leaked and now you can download it and try Hellgate on your Dreamcast! Thanks to X-Cult for the file mirror

Thanks a lot to Borman & Dreamcast.es for the contribution!