Viewpoint 2064 (found build of unreleased Nintendo 64 shoot 'em up game; 1999)
Viewpoint 2064 was a planned sequel to the game Viewpoint and would have been released on the Nintendo 64. Viewpoint 2064 would have been published by Sammy Corporation and would have been released in 1999 or 2000.
After porting the original Viewpoint to the Sega Saturn and PlayStation, Sammy Corporation began work on a sequel to the Viewpoint for the Nintendo 64. Viewpoint 2064 was shown off at Nintendo Space World 1999 and was teased throughout the year 2000, but never made it to the store shelves. No official reason for has been given for the cancellation of Viewpoint 2064, but many speculate that it was due the game coming out late into the Nintendo 64's lifespan.
In September of 2015, a prototype of Viewpoint 2064 was listed on eBay for $3000. A YouTuber by the name of Rama Shotton later uploaded seven minutes of gameplay from the prototype. Though the prototype cartridge is Japanese, the game's title screen is in English. The player has the option to set the difficulty of the game from either normal or hard. Four modes are also possible. The player could also play in the classic mode or play from behind the ship. Many are quick to point out that the gameplay of Viewpoint 2064 looks similar to Star Fox 64.
While the game was cancelled, no ROMs of the game were available online until March 28th, 2020, when an anonymous user dumped the Viewpoint 2064 ROM online and was reviewed by YouTuber Hard4Games.
- Unseen64 article on Viewpoint 2064. Retrieved 30 Mar '18
- Retro collect article that claims Viewpoint 2064 was shown off at Space World 1999. Retrieved 30 Mar '18
- Dan of Geek article on Viewpoint 2064. Retrieved 30 Mar '18