Thieves World [N64]

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  1. Celine

    Celine Gutsy Member

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    Seems like Bit Studios (Riqa,Die Hard 64) had another N64 game that was canned.
    Codenamed Thieves World it eventually was moved to "next-gen" systems (Xbox,PS2) and then morphed into the released Rogue Ops.
    Too bad I couldn't find screenshots or artworks about this lost N64 project.

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    Die Hard (n64)

    Riqa (n64) (Cancelled)
    ThievesWorld (n64) (Cancelled)

    http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/christophe-romagnoli/26/411/353

    * Midway/Kemco - 'Thieves World'/'Rogue Ops' (3rd person stealth game. Xbox, GC, PS2)
    I spent 1.5 years working on Thieves World. It was later reworked and released as Rogue-Ops.
    ART: Some particle effects. My surviving visual effects in the finished game are the laser planes and beams.
    CODE: I worked on general gameplay code, some visual effects code and I designed and implemented mini-games.

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-parsons/1/428/740

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    Oh and just for fun

    [​IMG]

    EDIT:
    Official french Nintendo mag listed Rover and Revolver as coming games for N64.
     
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  2. Mystical

    Mystical Resolute Member

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    sounds like a mix of crash bandicoot and silent hill lol cheers for the info
     
  3. Zoinkity

    Zoinkity Site Supporter 2015

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    Yeah, thank! Never heard of the other cancelled title before either.
    Neat concept, the ever-darkening world.
     
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  4. Celine

    Celine Gutsy Member

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    Mind you the the scan is talking about a project that very very likely was/morphed into Glover.

    No idea what the "famous cartoon star" would have been though.
     
  5. pato

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    has anyone die hard 64 screenshots? Acordding to ign there was some leaked ones.
     
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    true, I'm sure it'd finally became glover. As glover is a game with 6 differents worlds, each accessible via the main hub. Plus it was made by hasbro.
     
  7. nesworld

    nesworld Gutsy Member

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    Afaik parts of Riqa made it into RogueOps, maybe ThievesWorld was the project name for RogueOps? and "N64" is a typo.

    Programmers etc. tend to forget what platform some games were for :)
     
  8. Greg2600

    Greg2600 Resolute Member

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    There was going to be a Die Hard 64????
     
  9. redopiate

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    Surprisingly I found a section for it still up on IGN's old N64 hub.

    " Initially unveiled via a few screenshots, this ill-fated project was quickly disowned by publisher Fox (most likely due to licensing conflicts) and quietly cancelled."

    There were 2 articles posted but they were just general preview hyper. supposedly had a slated release for "early 2000".

    www.ign.com/games/die-hard-64/n64-12186

    Haven't stumbled upon any screens yet but ill keep looking. Can't be anything too detailed I imagine , either fake or non-existent in the first place.

    EDIT: Yeah. Only things I managed to find were mislabeled...eh.
     
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  10. Celine

    Celine Gutsy Member

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    It's three years that I search in old mags for unreleased stuff and Die Hard 64 was on my radar for the most part of it.
    No article to speak of or images to be found though.
     
  11. redopiate

    redopiate Rising Member

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    Well shit, thanks for the heads up. I've realized at this point that anything that would exist for this, going on the very slim chance that it is playable in the first place, would be pretty...horrible. I'm scarred after Nakatomi Plaza and Vendetta. When Nakatomi first released on GCN an employee at local EB Games begged me not to buy it. It really took him a second assertion to take him seriously haha. At the time I hadn't seen any info on the game other than the cover.
     
  12. nesworld

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    We don't even know who the developer was, if there was one...
     
  13. Celine

    Celine Gutsy Member

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    Bits Studios was DH64 developer.
     
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    topic post :p
     
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    Die Hard 64 (formelly Muzzle Velocity) - Bits Syudios Ltd. for Fox Interactive.


    RiQa - Bits Studios Ltd.
     

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  16. pato

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    Die Hard 64 probably turned into Die Hard Vendetta for Game Cube, Which was also developed by Bits Studios, funny, in a brazillian site called finalboss, the oldest new they have was from november/ december 2001, when screenshots from a magazine scan were leaked.
     
  17. Celine

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    Didn't know the codename, interesting.

    Just for fun:
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