Gladius (Feb 26, 2003 prototype)

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Gladius (Feb 26, 2003 prototype)
Build date Feb 26, 2003 17:11:23
Build name Demo
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date March 20, 2021
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Gladius Playable demo March 2003
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Gladius
System PlayStation 2
Genre Turn Based Strategy
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Aug 26, 2003
US Sep 19, 2003
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Aug 26, 2003
US Oct 28, 2003
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A prototype of Gladius for the PlayStation 2.


  • An NTSC demo build dated six months before the final.
  • Seems to be a very limited combat demo.
  • The game boots straight into gameplay after an intro video.
  • The phrase "GLADIUS PRE-RELEASE BATTLE DEMO" is seen on the left of the screen at all times.
  • Problem with first cut scene in emulation. On hardware, it doesn't even boot.
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable (in PCSX2): Issues (as of March 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.




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PS2 - Gladius Playable demo March 2003.jpeg File 2020-10-27 20:45:31 1.19 MB 321c68ec768fd46e08e4a16ba599bdd15992bc35


A huge thanks to Hwd45, Zoda-Y13 for doing the initial research on this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

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