Ultima Underworld for Sega CD?


#1

There are a lot of “lost” games out there. One of the most intriguing to me has been Ultima Underworld for Sega CD.

Right up there with the Lost Vale for Ultima 8, Ultima Underworld on the Sega CD remains a mystery. I wanted to link a video from a Sega event that had a quick blurb on the game, but it too has vanished from YouTube.

I wonder how far the developers actually got with this game. Was the Sega CD even powerful enough to pull it off? Are there lost assets (such as a CD soundtrack?). Why was it cancelled?

I know one thing, I would have loved that port as a kid!


#2

Sure? Perhaps it would be the same like Ultima 7 for nes :frowning:


#3

I’d love to know how far these games got in development before being canned.


#4

Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tvAIar6NB8 (starts at 3:13)

But no actual footage, they just showed the PC Version.


#5

There was a fantastic Sony Playstation version. Unfortunately it is Japanese only. I will never understand why a lot of the best versions of games I love were never re-published in versions like that over here, where they originated. I suppose Wizardry was bought up and immensely popular in Japan, but damn, it’s like a heaven filled with D&D style Beholder type games, and no way to play them, for someone like me. Someone who can’t speak Japanese at all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgxY6G0MKic


#6

I can barely get by with the help of a dictionary, but I don’t have a Playstation anymore. Otherwise, I’d be playing this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAvulIDmn2w

It’s a rare example of a Japanese immersive sim*, but it seems that the fan translation project has stalled, so it may sadly stay unknown in the West.

  • Well, sort of. Certainly the immersive part, though.

#7

Resident Evil 1.5 is another.

Never heard of it? I hadn’t either as it’s essentially the original version of Resident Evil 2 before it’s project leader (Kamiya) ditched all of it (it was 90% complete at that point), then restarted everything.

The original incarnation of RE2 was much more akin to the style of the first game.

Luckily for us, some fans got their hands on a 60% done build (after spending a truckload of cash to get it) and have been working on completing it ever since. That project began several years ago, and should be finishing up within the next 12 months, if that even. The game gets the 1.5 in it’s title due to it’s gameplay and style being like the first.

Do a search for Resident Evil 1.5 and that should bring up plenty of info. The overall story to it all is VERY different to that of the RE2 that we got.