Destruction Derby 2

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Destruction Derby 2
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Psygnosis, Perfect Entertainment, THQ
Developer: Reflections Interactive, Probe Entertainment
Planned release date(s): 1997
Genre: Racing
Number of players: 1

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Destruction Derby 2 is the sequel to Destruction Derby. It was originally released for the Sony PlayStation and Windows PCs in October 1996. A Sega Saturn port was planned for 1997, but was cancelled after US publishers THQ pulled out of the Saturn market in the summer of 1997[1].

The Saturn version of Destruction Derby 2 was developed by Probe Entertainment, and would have been published by Perfect Entertainment. A prototype has since been found suggesting that the basics of the game were implemented before cancellation - it misses textures and requires two separate discs (one for the interface, another for the game itself). According to conversion programmer Andy Lunn, the game reached 95% of completion when it was cancelled, also citing porting difficulties and having to do many workarounds to get the game working on the Saturn hardware[2]. It has been suggested that Saturn Destruction Derby 2 was cancelled due to Perfect Entertainment's decision to stop supporting Sega's console.

Magazine articles

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