Hidden Palace Releases Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe

Well this is pretty incredible news. Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future is widely known to have been given the go ahead for the sequel treatment, and until now the only real evidence of this has been some YouTube footage of the game running on a dev kit. Thanks to Hidden Palace though, you can now download and play Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe yourself. On a retail Dreamcast. This is not a drill. Repeat, not a drill.
The game is in no way complete, features no sound and has a debugger menu enabled by default, but here's a quick run down of the features:
  • This game was cancelled around the time Sega went third party
  • Possibly the last build created
  • Contains no music or sound
  • Has an active debugger enabled
  • An anonymous contributor has made a self-boot CDI so that the game can be burned and played on a retail Dreamcast.
Thanks to drx of Hidden Palace and Nik Thorpe of Retro Gamer Magazine for the info. If you're going to steal this story for your own site at least give those guys credit if you aren't going to credit us. Go here and download the self-boot CDI right now. Right fucking now. Amazing.


Florian Wallin said...

Great News. Looking forward to try this 😀

BlueSwirl said...

This is awesome, I remeber a few years ago when this was on a dev kit on ebay and was removed for legal reasons, I thought it was gone forever!

Auyx said...

For anyone trying this you can turn off the debug overlay by pressing L + R + Y at the same time during gameplay to toggle it on or off. The GDI version works perfectly on my GDEMU. Its insane we are still getting all this amazing DC stuff in 2016. Keep up the good reporting work guys.

Esppiral V said...

I just can't breath.