Gladius (May 24, 2003 prototype)

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Gladius (May 24, 2003 prototype)
Build date May 24, 2003 01:26:32
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 Gladius previewable build
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Gladius
System Xbox
Genre Tactical RPG
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Aug 21, 2003
US Sep 19, 2003
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Nov 28, 2003
US Oct 28, 2003
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A prototype of Gladius for the Xbox.


  • Built three months before the final PAL build (the first available retail build).
  • Different LucasArts opening FMV.
  • Different loading screen.
  • No Press Start on the title scren, the game just goes to the main menu.
  • Versus is missing from the main menu.
  • In this build on the options screen, "Rumble" is called "Vibration" and "Swing Meter" is called "Combo Meter".
  • You can't select Valens on the Character Select screen. When Ursula is highlighted, it doesn't give a character background. Instead it just says "Ursula is considered the best choice".
  • Subtitles aren't working even if enabled.
  • Different text boxes during gameplay.
  • There's an instant win button.
  • XBE information:
    • Internal Name:
    • Maker ID and Product Number: \x00\x00-0
    • Executable Name: default.xbe
    • Executable checksum (MD5): dfede2f132508806b375c0d79d9be03d
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (Xemu) (as of September 12, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.




File Type Date Size SHA-1
Xbox - Gladius previewable build.bin File 2021-03-27 22:49:17 2.68 GB 8a1e605b59f4ce991dd808b96631d40e8bb277db
Xbox - Gladius previewable build.cue File 2021-03-27 22:42:50 98 bytes 775a854db3611721347eda1b3995ec8a39deb2bc
Xbox - Gladius previewable build.jpeg File 2021-04-09 22:14:51 1.65 MB cb363f3c2e62b14c2d9b96391da41a21dc8a26b7


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

See also