Kalisto Entertainment

Warriors [PSX – Cancelled]

Warriors is a cancelled beat ’em up (?) that was in development by Atreid Concept (a French company founded by Nicolas Gaume)  for the original Playstation. As we can read from Wikipedia, in late 1994 Atreid Concept became part of Mindscape (as Mindscape Bordeaux) and later Nicolas Gaume bought Mindscape Bordeaux back in 1996, and renamed the company Kalisto Entertainment. It’s possible that Warriors was in development in that chaotic time and the project could have been canned during the various changes of companies.

Atreid Concept did release a 2D fighting game titled “Savage Warriors” for PC in 1995, but Warriors for the PSX should have been a 3D beat ’em up, at least from what we can read and see in the few concept arts / target renders found by Celine in an article from CD Consoles magazine #2.

If you know someone that worked for Atreid / Kalisto during those years and  that could have some more info about Warriors PSX, please let us know!



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!



Silent Chaos [PSX – Cancelled]

Silent Chaos is a cancelled action adventure that was in development by Kalisto Entertainment from 1997 to 1999. The game was going to be published on the  Playstation by Squaresoft, but originally the project started as a sequel of Dark Earth, an action adventure created by the same team and released only on PC. After few months of work on Dark Earth 2, Kalisto stopped the development for the PC, but it seems that Squaresoft was interested in the game and they changed DE2 into a new IP for the PSX.

The character designs that were initially created at Kalisto were redone again by Tetsuya Nomura, one of the main character designers at Square, famous for his works on Final Fantasy 7, Parasite Eve, The Bouncer and many more. Sadly, after a couple of years of development, Silent Chaos was canned, probably because of the shift of development on the soon to be released Playstation 2. A new Dark Earth 2 project was later proposed for the PS2, but nothing came from it. Kalisto Entertainment declared bankruptcy in 2002: Dark Earth 2 / Silent Chaos vanished forever with the studio and only few CG models and backgrounds remain.

Thanks and credits to Gwen Heliou and Pierre-Mony for the contributions!

Video from CanOfTheRelics YT Channel!