A playable version of the abandoned one Castlevania: Resurrection because the Dreamcast showed up. The keepers were shown a video of the prototype in actionand shared it on YouTube over the weekend.
The prototype is a build from before E3 1999, where Castlevania: Resurrection got a closed demonstration. It’s a 3D platformer with a very linear approach to its levels. The video shows the unidentified finder of the build guiding Sonia Belmont through two of the five phases launched via a developer’s menu.
Castlevania: Resurrection would have introduced a then-new protagonist, Victor Belmont, to the world of Sonia Belm ont, who debuted in 1998 Castlevania legends
In a 2007 interview, Castlevania: Resurrection Art director Greg Orduyan said the game was being sabotaged internally by “some people in Konami who had their own agenda.” Castlevania: Resurrection would have been the first Castlevania game developed by Konami of America (the name of which appears on the developer CD in the video). Orduyan said the 1999 E3 demo cleared derogatory rumors about the game, but the PlayStation 2 launch in 2000 ruined Konami’s plans for Dreamcast games. Castlevania: Resurrection included.
The last original game in the Castlevania line was Lords of Shadow 2Konami launched in 2014 for PlayStation 3, Windows PC, and Xbox 360. A year later, an almost extensive retreat from current console game development began, starting with the cancellation of Silent hills and the departure of long-time designer Hideo Kojima at the end of 2015.