Dreamcast Ecco lot

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In 2008, some items from the development of various Ecco the Dolphin projects during the time of the Sega Dreamcast appeared on eBay. The lot included various prototype builds, source code, and development asset backups mostly of "Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Universe", but also included material for the canceled sequel "Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe". The lot was purchased by Drx and was archived and released in pieces starting in June of 2016, along with other Ecco the Dolphin development material from various sources, for "Ecco Month".

Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe (Sega Dreamcast)

A planned sequel to Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future for Dreamcast that got canceled around the time SEGA announced that they would be stopping production on the console and focus on being a third-party developer.

Prototype builds

 DateLabels
Ecco II Sentinels of the Universe (Feb 19, 2001 prototype)19 February 2001 12:41:28Ecco 2

Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Sega Dreamcast)

Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future is the fourth title in the Ecco the Dolphin series. It was released in 2000 for the Dreamcast. Defender of the Future is an entirely new game universe with a story that has no ties to the original Mega Drive/Genesis titles, hence a reboot. Despite being developed by Appaloosa Interactive (the company formerly known as Novotrade International), the team working on Defender of the Future was not the same team that worked on the Ecco games. After the Dreamcast was discontinued in the USA, the game was re-released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2.

Prototype builds

 DateLabels
Ecco 3D (May 6, 1999 prototype)6 May 1999 21:07:46Ecco 3D 1998
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Apr 17, 2000 7AM prototype)17 April 2000 07:07:58Ecco (00/04/17) @ 7 AM
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Apr 17, 2000 2PM prototype)17 April 2000 14:10:10Ecco V.1.000 17-04-00
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Apr 19, 2000 prototype)19 April 2000 21:52:12Ecco 20-04-00
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Apr 21, 2000 prototype)21 April 2000 21:05:24Ecco 21-04-00
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Jul 6, 2000 build)6 July 2000 20:11:00Ecco_US 1.00 7-17-00 APPALOOSA