Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 (Jul 17, 2001 prototype)

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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 (Jul 17, 2001 prototype)
Build date Jul 17, 2001 03:55:12
Build name Preview
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date March 20, 2021
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels SR2 Preview
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2
System PlayStation 2
Genre Action
Final build JP Jan 9, 2002
EU Oct 31, 2001
US Oct 13, 2001
Release date JP Feb 14, 2002
EU Oct 31, 2001
US Oct 31, 2001
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A prototype of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 for the PlayStation 2.

Notes

  • Debug menu can be enabled by pressing L3
  • Debug menu has more options than the final version
  • PUSH, MOVIE and DEMO areas listed in the debug menu have been removed from the files
  • The game is unfinished:
    • Some cutscenes do not end - restarting level from debug menu helps
    • Game cannot be finished without using debug menu
      • The light forge puzzle is not fully scripted and cannot be completed
      • The Sarafan Stronghold's second time streaming chamber cutscene can't be triggered
    • Some voiceover cutescenes use audio placeholders
    • The underground chamber and reaver forge murals use placeholder art
    • The Sarafan Stronghold and Overworld music doesn't play
    • Most cutscenes lack proper animation and camera angles, most characters use T-pose
    • Janos Audron mural in Sarafan Stronghold only contains the heart-extraction part and has much simpler background
    • The Ouroboros chamber is missing Sarafan brothers murals and Raziel statue
  • Content not present in the final version of the game
    • Between the stronghold and the pillars, there is a cutscene of Raziel encountering two vampires who acknowledge he is not one of them and flee
    • Just before the pillars, the cutscene depicts the female vampire encountered earlier being impaled and decapitated by vampire hunters
    • The first vampire cutscene uses the untextured male vampire model, which is not present in retail game files
    • When in autoface combat mode, the crossed swords icon is shown in the upper-right corner of the screen
  • Different titlescreen
  • Different Font
  • A cheat can be selected from the titlescreen
  • Symbols file is present on disc
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable (in PCSX2): Yes (as of March 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.

Screenshots

Origin

Files

File Type Date Size SHA-1
PS2 - SR2 Preview.bin File 2020-06-11 23:50:16 957.41 MB 250dbfae58247791de0526a25b046ef82fc826ba
PS2 - SR2 Preview.cue File 2020-06-11 23:31:32 83 bytes 50f9aa97e4d5d82a3911d389665d45d5abc7b7eb
PS2 - SR2 Preview.jpeg File 2020-06-13 14:41:38 1.06 MB a2041f055a16bf6a8647801961a2ac55cb0ac57f

Acknowledgments

A huge thanks to Nex for doing the initial research on this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also