Blade II (Jul 4, 2002 prototype)

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Blade II (Jul 4, 2002 prototype)
Build date Jul 4, 2002 00:03:51
Build name Preview
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date September 18, 2021
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Blade 2 Preview Build (2)
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Blade II
System Xbox
Genre Beat-Em-Up
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Aug 15, 2002
US Jul 30, 2002
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Sep 27, 2002
US Sep 2, 2002
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A prototype of Blade II for the Xbox.


  • Bonus materials missing from menu
  • Campaign select uses different placeholder banner images
  • Subtitles use a different color and font
  • Several maps are not available
  • Controls differ from the final release
  • Blade uses his tutorial outfit on all maps
  • XBE information:
    • Internal Name: Blade II Release
    • Maker ID and Product Number: \x00\x00-0
    • Executable Name: default.xbe
    • Executable checksum (MD5): 2ac3e5ea53f6ef1ec7f8151b1f97a122
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: No (as of September 12, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.




File Type Date Size SHA-1
Xbox - Blade 2 Preview Build (2).bin File 2021-03-10 06:27:23 509.63 MB 6a2b249c48e378281986051bd58e897224cf344f
Xbox - Blade 2 Preview Build (2).cue File 2021-03-14 16:56:28 98 bytes 334c8abc82f3c5f9fcab683c59a44ac18023fb90
Xbox - Blade 2 Preview Build (2).jpeg File 2021-04-09 22:13:19 3.33 MB 400812675c481e780f976dedd8769981d0bbf756


A huge thanks to ehw and Sazpaimon for researching this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also