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Old 08-08-02, 10:44 AM
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PS2 port of Skies of Arcadia cancelled

Just got this from Sega World Weekly---------not sure if everyone already knows this or not:

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Skies Canned For PS2

While it came as totally un-expected surprise news to
PlayStation 2 owners this week when their port of
Skies of Arcadia was cancelled, it was great news for
GameCube owners.

"Skies of Arcadia Legends" is being ported over
Nintendo's console by an outside team, Point of View
and while it won't receive any real graphical
enhancements, new cinema sequences and quests will be
added.

Most exciting of all however, a 4th character is
joining the team, a dark female character named
Piastol, who fights with a large sickle. I wouldn't be
surprised if those large hooks on her boots are more
than a simple fashion statement either.

Three girls by his side? Won't Vyse be happy! It's for
these upgrades that the PlayStation 2 version was
cancelled however, so the developers can devote more
of their focus to the GameCube version. It's
interesting they would pick Nintendo's console over
Sony's to go with.

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Interesting, no?
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Old 08-08-02, 10:47 AM
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Interesting. I guess they decided it wasn't worth the effort to port it over to an already crowded PS2 RPG market. I'm wondering if they'll refocus their efforts towards an Xbox version instead?
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Interesting. I guess they decided it wasn't worth the effort to port it over to an already crowded PS2 RPG market. I'm wondering if they'll refocus their efforts towards an Xbox version instead?
I wouldn't call the PS2 RPG market "crowded," besides the fact that most of the RPG's out aren't very good.
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Old 08-08-02, 10:55 AM
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This was mentioned in the newest EGM.

On the bright side, it also said that Skies of Arcadia 2 is being developed for the PS2.
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Old 08-08-02, 11:28 AM
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I'm extremely happy to hear that they're upgrading the game. A straight port would have really disappointed me.
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Anybody know anymore about the post on Gameforms about the GC port being censored to make it more kid friendly? It's been a while since I've played the game, so I'm not quite sure what would be getting cut.

EDIT: Nevermind, looks like they updated the story. Alcohol and tobacco references, and possibly a story edit.
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I could care less having already beaten it for Dreamcast..
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Looks like the GC version is the same as the U.S. Dreamcast version, which was also cut.
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Wait------what do you mean the DC version of SoA was cut??? WTF!!! Can't we even buy anything uncut anymore??
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Wait------what do you mean the DC version of SoA was cut?! WTF!!! Can't we even buy anything uncut anymore??
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Old 08-08-02, 12:40 PM
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I guess they get some money from me when SoA2 come out then. I am getting the GC before XMas however I think by then I will just wait for part 2 for my PS2.
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This was mentioned in the newest EGM.
Yeah, I think I read it there too.
 
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Re: PS2 port of Skies of Arcadia cancelled

Originally posted by Chaos
Just got this from Sega World Weekly---------not sure if everyone already knows this or not:

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Skies Canned For PS2

While it came as totally un-expected surprise news to
PlayStation 2 owners this week when their port of
Skies of Arcadia was cancelled, it was great news for
GameCube owners.

"Skies of Arcadia Legends" is being ported over
Nintendo's console by an outside team, Point of View
Actually it has been confirmed by Sega that the Gamecube version of Skies of Arcadia is being developed by Sega Overworks and not the outside developer Point of View. Point of View were working on the PS2 port of SoA that Sega cancelled.

source:PlanetGamecube
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Old 08-10-02, 02:26 AM
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According to MagicBox Sega will be editing this game to make it more "kid friendly"

- Sega mentioned that the content of Eternal Arcadia (Skies of Arcadia) will be cleaned up to suit younger players. Scenes such as smoking, inadequate expressions and dialogues, and the use of alcoholic beverages will be removed from the game.

If Gamecube has games like Eternal Darkness and Resident Evil, I don't see why Skies of Aracadia should be edited.
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Thats terrible news, outcastja
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Old 08-10-02, 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by Groucho
Looks like the GC version is the same as the U.S. Dreamcast version, which was also cut.
(It would be nice if people would read threads before commenting.)
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Yeah, you guys should be shot.
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