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Oriental Blue [Nintendo 64DD – Cancelled]

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Oriental Blue is a cancelled RPG in the Far East of Eden (Tengai Makyō) series that was in development by Hudson and Red Entertainment for Nintendo 64DD in late ‘90. The Tengai Makyo series was started in 1989 with the help of Oji Hiroi, the same author behind the Sakura Wars series, and even if it was one of the most popular RPG series in Japan in the ’90, only one chapter of Far East of Eden was officially translated in english. Oriental Blue 64DD was announced by Hudson in japanese gaming magazines (?) as one of the few RPGs planned for Nintendo’s ill-fated Disk Drive, but as the add-on was postponed many times and then discontinued soon after its release in Japan, the game was quietly canned and Hudson never shown any official images from the game. A few years later, in an interview published on the japanese Nintendo website, Kaori Shirozu (director and designer at Hudson at the time) explained that the project was resurrected and re-developed as a GBA game and finally released in 2003 as Oriental Blue: Ao no Tengai. The Nintendo 64DD version of Oriental Blue would have probably looked like the GameCube remake of Tengai Makyō II: Manjimaru (also released in 2003), with 3D low-poly environments and sprite based characters.

Oriental Blue: Ao no Tengai on GBA:

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Tengai Makyo II: Manjimaru on GameCube:

Tengai Makyo 2 Manjimaru GameCube


Fossil Fighters Champions [Beta – DS]

Fossil Fighters Champions is an RPG for the Nintendo DS, published by Nintendo. It takes the “monster battling” approach to extinct creatures, and has players waging battles against each other using monsters based off of dinosaurs and other paleolithic beasts. In order to find these creatures, however, they must dig up and clean fossils in order to revive them into “vivosaurs.” It is the sequel to 2009’s Fossil Fighters, and includes numerous new features, such as a tweaked battle system, new types of Fossil Rocks to clean, improved graphics and music, and, of course, a multitude of new monsters.

The game underwent numerous beta changes from when it was originally announced in Japanese, to when it was first announced in English, to its English release.

-The original Japanese trailer for the game shows a large birdlike animal inside a giant Fossil Rock. No fossil like this exists in the final game, though whether it was a cut species or a new type of fossil for an older species is unclear.
-Several battle animations differ from their final forms.
-The overworld model for Fossil Rocks dug out of the ground is different; it’s lumpier and more darkly-colored than its final version.
-The game was originally announced in English as “Super Fossil Fighters,” mirroring its Japanese name, Super Kaiseki Horida. The English trailer below shows the original logo.
-The English trailer shows the player battling Joe Wildwest much earlier than he can be fought in-game. In addition, he uses a team different from his one in-game.

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Japanese Trailer:

English Trailer:


Trigun: The Planet Gunsmoke [PS2 – Cancelled]

Trigun: The Planet Gunsmoke is a cancelled action game / third person shooter based on the manga / anime with the same name, that was in development by Red Entertainment for the Playstation 2.  The project was unveiled in 2002 in Sega’s 2002 GameJam video. The unveiling consisted of a 20 second clip from the game, with multiple characters from the Trigun series. Since its unveiling, no word on development had come out by its developer Red Entertainment or publisher Sega. After so many years, it’s clear that the game will never be released.

Red Entertainment also worked on Gungrave, a third person shooter heavily influenced by anime series and published by Sega in July 2002 in Japan, September 2002 in USA and November 2002 in Europe. If it would have been released, it’s possible that Trigun: The Planet Gunsmoke’s gameplay would have been much similar to Gungrave. Gungrave even had the same character designs by Trigun’s series creator Yasuhiro Nightow.

Thanks to Ace.Dark for the contribution!