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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
    Stellar Space Colony 1

    Dc The game that never happened.

    Eternal Champions: The Final Chapter was an unreleased game planned for the Sega Saturn by the former member of Sega of America, Michael Latham. The game only made it past the first 20 pages of concept art before being forcefully canceled by Sega of Japan, seeing the game as competition for the Saturn version of AM2's Virtua Fighter.

    Michael Latham stated in a 2005 interview by Sega-16.com:Sega of Japan felt that Eternal Champions was keeping Virtua Fighter from being more successful in the US and that it would be better if the company focused on only one franchise...and as Sega is a Japanese company, the Japan side won. It was a crushing blow, and was the only time in working nearly a decade at Sega I considered quitting. I mainly stayed with the hope to change that decision, but sadly never could. Even when we did the NetFighter project for Heat.net, we weren't able to use the Eternal characters as a hidden bonus. From Japan's view the game never existed, in spite of its stellar sales and even offers to do comic books and a cartoon around it.
    Source: http://segaretro.org/Eternal_Champio..._Final_Chapter

  2. #2
    Returned AGAIN! Greatodyer's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Nottingham, UK


    Hmm...sounds good. Shame it never made it
    Takes more than expired soda to have a party. It takes guests, with breasts and mine don't count.

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    NOT CONFUSING AT ALL Killer French Bread's Avatar
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    May 2008


    Eternal Champions was okay, but come on. Virtua Fighter was the boy. Most companies don't have more than one product in one genre - Microsoft cancelled PGR because they had Forza for example. Sega had Virtua Fighter, Fighters Megamix, Fighting Vipers, Last Bronx, Golden Axe the Duel and Sonic Fighters going on at that time in the fighting genre. It's fair enough they were being prudent about what fighting games they were going to commission with that competition.
    Tic Tac, sir?

  4. #4
    Ace Detective Kaito-kun's Avatar
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    May 2008
    Just off the A74(M)


    I just had to search online for Eternal Champions, having never heard of it before now. So the potential sequel can't have been that great a loss.

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    Haha. Twinny's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    New York City, NY


    Such a niche title like this couldn't gotten a sequel right?

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