Earlier this week, we learned that a pre-E3 prototype version of the scrapped 1999 Dreamcast game Castlevania Resurrection had been found and footage of its gameplay has been posted online. We've now learned that the prototype disc has now been put up for auction on eBay. We confirmed this with the person who put up the information about the game earlier this week.
This prototype build, which was shown before E3 in a closed-doors presentation, has players control Sonia Belmont in a 3D platformer and features what would have been the first appearance of Victor Belmont (who later debuted in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, which was also Konami's last mainstream Castlevania game.) Unfortunately, the game never got released partially due to the upcoming release of the PlayStation 2 and partially what Greg Orduyan, the game's art director, called "rumors leaked by some people within Konami who had their own agenda."
On the game's eBay page, the seller, who goes by 'ardend,' says that they've owned this disc for 20 years and had forgotten about it despite being a huge fan of Castlevania. Ardend is downsizing and recently came across the disc, but has decided it's time to let it go. "I have no idea what it’s worth to the rest of the world other than to get it ripped and archive," they say. "But to own a one of a kind in all the world piece of Dreamcast and Castlevania history would be the real treasure here. I hope it goes to as big a fan as I am."
The Castlevania Resurrection disc started at $1 and is currently at $7,100 as of this writing, and there are nine days left on the auction. If you want to participate, keep in mind that the disc won't run without a System Disk 2 boot disc or some other means of running GR-R discs on your system.