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DAEMON X MACHINA

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Title Screen

DAEMON X MACHINA

Developer: Marvelous FIRST Studio
Publishers: Nintendo, Marvelous Inc., XSEED Games
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
Released internationally: September 13, 2019 (Switch), February 13, 2020 (Windows)


EnemyIcon.png This game has unused enemies.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
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Hmmm...
To do:
  • Create a PROTOTYPE MISSIONS Proto page.
  • Create a Prerelease page.

Once upon a time in the far future, there was superpowered Moon-oil, and there were robots. Developed as a spiritual successor to the Armored Core series, with influences from many other games, the game was well regarded by many mecha and action game fans. Unfortunately, the mecha game curse struck again, and overall poor sales have left the franchise with an uncertain future. Also, ice cream.

Sub-Pages and PROTOTYPE MISSIONS

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Demo Thumbnails
In an alternate reality where you're just too lazy to play the game.

Unused Audio

Several unused music pieces and sound effects exist within the game's files.

Prototype Battle Music

Within the \Audio\ProtoTest directory, several early audio files are present, including "battle2" and "battle3". Battle2 (below) appears to be a very early test track, whereas Battle3 contains less than a second of silence.

Unknown Sound Files

In the same directory, three sound files are present. The nature of these sound files is unknown, but they likely belonged to an early cinematic, or were used in test animations.

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Unused Textures

Early Dialogue Portraits

Unknown Character Portraits

Two unknown characters exist, each in their own folder, stored with other very early dialogue portraits. The second is quite notable, as nothing with even a passing resemblance exists or can be created in-game.

Early Reclaimer Renders

These early dialogue portraits provide a good look at early reclaimer models. Immediately apparent is the changes to members of Panzer Crown. These renders were made when Guns Empress was still red-headed, as shown in many pieces of concept art. More interestingly, Rose Queen and Crown Princess used placeholder models based on Guns Empress' model.

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Regret also received some minor changes between this build and release, most notably a significant difference in visor transparency.

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The last render with any notable changes is Nameless, who's face is drastically less defined than others. Thankfully, in later versions of DAEMON X MACHINA, Nameless bears significantly less resemblance to a potato.

Early Briefing Images

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An overhead shot of Grace City found with very early briefing backgrounds.

Prototype Oval Designs

Inaccessible Decals & Patterns

Unused Number Decals

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Unused Graffiti

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Inaccessible Patterns

Test Patterns

Unused Models

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An early blockout of the HAW-R03 Grim Reaper III used for tests.

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An unused body modification for the head region.

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An unused "wide" variant of the basic Energy Blade model.

Unused Bomber variants for the Red Walker and Slay Dog. These are referenced in the official Sourcebook, but never appear in-game.

A long hallway hidden behind the door of the hangar. As the door never opens under any circumstances, the hall goes unused.

Oddities

German Localization Mistakes

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The German version incorrectly uses French screenshots in some tutorial images.