RPG

Sakamoto Ryoma [NES – Cancelled]

Sakamoto Ryoma (aka Sakamoto Ryouma) is a cancelled adventure / RPG that was in development by Toshiba EMI (Toemiland) for the Famicom / NES. It seems that the game was based on the real-life leader of the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate during the Bakumatsu period in Japan (as we can read in Wikipedia). Ryoma has inspired at least 7 television drama series, 6 novels, 7 manga and 5 films, and in Live A Live, an RPG by Square released in 1994, Sakamoto appears as a playable character. No luck for Ryoma on the Famicom however: the project that was postponed many times until finally vanishing forever.

Thanks to Celine for the contribution! Screens from a Japanese website

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Chachamaru Boukenki 2 [NES – Cancelled]

Chachamaru Boukenki 2 is a cancelled RPG that was in development by Human Entertainment for Famicom/NES. The main character was modeled after a developer at Human that later would appear as referee in a Fire Pro Wrestling for Super Famicom. The bizzare fact about Chachamaru Boukenki 2 is that despite it was never released, the third episode that was planned for Game Boy was actually published. Below you can see what it said to be the only screenshot ever released.

Thanks to GaijinPunch for the help with the japanese language.

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Let’s play Aliens: Colonial Marines? Let’s see some more of that Aliens game that you’ll never play

While every Aliens fan is currently playing Aliens: Colonial Marines (but not the cancelled PS2 version), we still remember that Aliens RPG that was in development by Obsidian Entertainment for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, but noone will ever play this, because it was cancelled. Keep in mind that this video is from an unfinished development version of Aliens Crucible in 2008/2009, but it’s still nice to see it playable in-game, there was good potential in the game. Some days ago an animation reel from Aliens RPG was leaked too.

 

Dungeon Hourouki [NES – Cancelled]

Dungeon Hourouki (aka Dungeon Wandering Chronicle) is a cancelled RPG that was in development by ASCII for the Famicom / NES. It seems that in the game players were lost in a dungeon of some sort (a prison?) and they had to find a way to escape. An interesting feature of Dungeon Hourouki was its random generated dungeon system, that would have let to explore more than a million different combinations of levels. It’s currently unknown why the game was canned and only few screens were found in a japanese magazine.

Thanks to Celine for the contribution!

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Genjuu Souseiki [NES – Cancelled]

Genjuu Souseiki (aka Genjū Sōseiki / 幻獣創世紀, translated as “Mythical Beast Genesis” or “Genesis Phantom Beast”) is a cancelled RPG that was in development in 1990 by Nihon Bussan / Nichibutsu for the Famicom / NES. It seems that players would have took the role of a god, fighting with other gods to conquer more areas of the world, using the power of monsters that were able to evolve like in Pokemon. Only few screens, a video and some info can be found in a japanese website.

Thanks to Celine for the contribution!

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