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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future
Publisher:
Sega Dreamcast
Sega,
Sony PlayStation 2
Acclaim (US), Sony Computer Entertainment (EU)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Jump Pack
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 HDR-0103
Sega Dreamcast
US
$? 51033
Sega Dreamcast
EU
€39.99[1] ? MK-51033-50



Sony PlayStation 2
US
$49.99[2] SLUS-20394
Sony PlayStation 2
EU
€? SCES-50499
Sony PlayStation 2
AU
$? ?



Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (エコー ザ ドルフィン ディフェンダー オブ ザ フューチャー) is an entry in the Ecco the Dolphin series of games, developed by Appaloosa Interactive and published by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. The game was intended to re-invent the series which was left on the Sega Mega Drive, having few ties to the original games as a result. It is also the only Ecco game to be presented in 3D, although a sequel, Ecco the Dolphin 2: Sentinels of the Universe was once planned.

After the Dreamcast's demise, the game was brought the game to the PlayStation 2 in 2002. The differences between the two versions are minimal.

Magazine articles

Main article: Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 143.pdf

Print advert in














GamePro (US) #143: "August 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #134: "September 2000" (2000-08-08)[3]













  • GamePro (US) #145: "October 2000" (2000-xx-xx)[4]

DreamcastMagazine UK 11.pdf

Print advert in














Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #11 (2000-07-xx)
also published in:

ConsolesPlus FR 101.pdf

Print advert in














Consoles + (FR) #101: "Juin 2000" (2000-xx-xx)

MAN!AC DE 2002-04.pdfMAN!AC DE 2002-04.pdf

PlayStation 2 print advert in














MAN!AC (DE) #04/2002 (2002-03-06)

Artwork

Physical scans

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
40 №20, p74/75[6]
95 №101, p94/95[7]
80 №224, p110-111[8]
80 №11, p70-75[1]
77 №2001-03, p23Media:DCM_JP_20010202.pdf[9]
81 №, p34Media:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf[10]
70 №85, p80/81[11]
73 №633, p33
Sega Dreamcast
75
Based on
8 reviews

Dreamcast, US
EtDDotF DC US Box Back.jpgEtDDotF DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
EtDDotF DC US disc.jpg
Disc
Ecco dc us manual.pdf
Manual
Ecco dc us inlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, EU
EtDDotF DC EU backcover.jpgEtDDotF DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
EtDDotF DC EU disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, JP
EtDDotF DC JP Box Back.jpgEtDDotF DC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover

PlayStation 2 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №120, p104/105
60 №3, p60[12]
90 №13, p51[13]
Sony PlayStation 2
80
Based on
3 reviews

PlayStation 2, US
EtDDotF PS2 US Box.jpg
Cover
EtDDotF PS2 US Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, EU
EtDDotF PS2 NL Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, UK
Ecco DotF PS2 UK Cover.jpg
Cover
Ecco DotF PS2 UK Disc.jpg
Disc
Ecco DotF PS2 UK Manual.pdf
Manual
Ecco DotF PS2 UK Flyer.pdf
Flyer
PlayStation 2, FR
EtDDotF PS2 FR Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, DE
EtDDotF PS2 DE Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, ES
EtDDotF PS2 ES Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, FI
EtDDotF PS2 FI Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, AU

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast
  • Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future on PlayStation.com: US

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:DCUK 11.pdf, page 70
  2. Press release: 2002-02-19: Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Acquires Rights to Publish `Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future' and `Headhunter' for PlayStation 2 Computer Entertainment System
  3. File:EGM US 134.pdf, page 182
  4. File:GamePro US 145.pdf, page 228
  5. File:DreamcastMagazine UK 13.pdf, page 67
  6. File:Arcade UK 20.pdf, page 74
  7. File:ConsolesPlus FR 101.pdf, page 94
  8. File:CVG UK 224.pdf, page 110
  9. File:DCM_JP_20010202.pdf, page 23
  10. File:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf, page 34
  11. File:Edge UK 085.pdf, page 80
  12. File:Play US 003.pdf, page 52
  13. File:Playbox FR 13.pdf, page 51


Ecco the Dolphin series
Ecco the Dolphin (3D) (1992) | Ecco: The Tides of Time (1994) | Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (2000)
Spin-offs and others
Ecco the Dolphin (LCD) (1994) | Ecco Jr. and the Great Ocean Treasure Hunt! (1994) | Ecco Jr. (1995) | Ecco the Dolphin CD (1995)
Unreleased
Ecco the Dolphin (32X) | Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe‎
Ecco the Dolphin related media
Music
Ecco: Songs of Time (1996)
Book
Ecco: The Tides of Time Official Strategy Guide (199x) | Official Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Perfect Guide (2000)