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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
$49.99[1] 51033
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.99[2][3] MK-51033-50
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F MK-51033-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM 99,-[4] MK-51033-50
Sega Dreamcast
ES
?Ptas MK-51033-50
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$89.95[5] ?



Sony PlayStation 2
US
$49.99[6] SLUS-20394
Sony PlayStation 2
UK
£? SCES-50499
Sony PlayStation 2
FR
€? SCES-50499
Sony PlayStation 2
DE
€119,-[7] SCES-50499
Sony PlayStation 2
ES
€? SCES-50499
Sony PlayStation 2
IT
€? ?
Sony PlayStation 2
AU
$? ?



Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future[8] (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.

Production credits

Dreamcast version

  • Produced by: Gergely Csaszar
  • Co-producer: Csaba Soltész
  • Production Directors: József Szentesi, Csaba Soltész, Kadocsa Tassonyi, Emil Venyercsán
  • Game Design by: Gergely Csaszar, Maurice Molyneaux, Keith Higashihara, Kadocsa Tassonyi, József Szentesi, Csaba Soltész
  • Original Story by: David Brin
  • Music Composed by: Tim Follin
  • Game World BuilderTM by: Tamás Kovács, Imre Kullai, István Fey, Zoltán Jánosy
  • Cinematic Music Composed by: Attila 'Ata' Héger
  • Sound Effects: László 'Duerer' Molnár, Zsolt Galántai, Tibor 'Bakter' Sallai
  • Programmers: Péter Balogh, Zoltán 'Mozo' Molnár, Mihály Brudnyák, László Fehér, Attila Márton, Zsolt Prievara, Szabolcs Mártha, Csaba 'Xamba' Vígh, Zoltán Varga, László Dombi, Balázs Makó, Ignác 'Nacy' Fetser, Tamás Jutasi 'JTS', László Magyar, Tibor Székely, Gergely Szilvássy, Gábor Tyukász, Attila Szalkai, György Borszéki
  • Level Designers and Graphic Artists: Balázs 'Active' Faluhelyi, Zsolt 8 Kemenczés!, Péter Üveges, Tamás Kováts, Zsolt 'Udi' Udvarhelyi, Szilárd 'Syl' Siroki, Ákos Roth, Attila Ferró, Zoltán 'Zola' Hollósy, Éva 'Déver' Kovács, Zoltán Nagy, Gábor Markó, Gábor Szász, Endre Számel, Gábor Dosa, András Tarsoly, Nándor Orbán, Bostan 'Bizarde' Florin, Zoltán Felföldi, Péter 'KP' Kovács, Mihály 'Musaic' Sáránszki, Zoltán Attila Molnár, Patrice Creusot, László Drabant, Zsolt Balogh, Mária Tolnai, Attila Jancsina, Ferenc Nagypál, Tamás Papp
  • Game Testers . Sándor Mezei, Zoltán Somorjai, László Teszár, Csaba Knáver, Péter Ligeti
  • Special Thanks to: Naohiko Hoshino, David Nulty, Péter Huszár, Róbert Bujtár, Brandon Justice, Csaba Szórádi, 'Rukes' Drew Ressler , and last, but not least, to all of our families for their love and support, Thank You.
Source: www.eccothedolphin.com (archived)[9]


Gergely CsaszarCsaba SoltészJózsef Szentesi, Csaba Soltész, Kadocsa Tassonyi, Emil VenyercsánGergely Csaszar, Maurice Molyneaux, Keith Higashihara, Kadocsa Tassonyi, József Szentesi, Csaba SoltészDavid BrinTim FollinTamás Kovács, Imre Kullai, István Fey, Zoltán JánosyAttila 'Ata' HégerLászló 'Duerer' Molnár, Zsolt Galántai, Tibor 'Bakter' SallaiPéter Balogh, Zoltán 'Mozo' Molnár, Mihály Brudnyák, László Fehér, Attila Márton, Zsolt Prievara, Szabolcs Mártha, Csaba 'Xamba' Vígh, Zoltán Varga, László Dombi, Balázs Makó, Ignác 'Nacy' Fetser, Tamás Jutasi 'JTS', László Magyar, Tibor Székely, Gergely Szilvássy, Gábor Tyukász, Attila Szalkai, György BorszékiBalázs 'Active' Faluhelyi, Zsolt 8 Kemenczés!, Péter Üveges, Tamás Kováts, Zsolt 'Udi' Udvarhelyi, Szilárd 'Syl' Siroki, Ákos Roth, Attila Ferró, Zoltán 'Zola' Hollósy, Éva 'Déver' Kovács, Zoltán Nagy, Gábor Markó, Gábor Szász, Endre Számel, Gábor Dosa, András Tarsoly, Nándor Orbán, Bostan 'Bizarde' Florin, Zoltán Felföldi, Péter 'KP' Kovács, Mihály 'Musaic' Sáránszki, Zoltán Attila Molnár, Patrice Creusot, László Drabant, Zsolt Balogh, Mária Tolnai, Attila Jancsina, Ferenc Nagypál, Tamás PappNaohiko Hoshino, David Nulty, Péter Huszár, Róbert Bujtár, Br,on Justice, Csaba Szórádi, 'Rukes' Drew Ressler , , last, but not least, to all of our families for their love , support, Thank You.

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Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

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GamePro US 143.pdf

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)[10]
  • GamePro (US) #145: "October 2000" (2000-xx-xx)[11]
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ODCM US 07.pdfODCM US 07.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #7: "September/October 2000" (2000-08-01)
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DreamcastMagazine UK 11.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #11 (2000-07-xx)
also published in:
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CVG UK 224.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #224: "July 2000" (2000-06-14)
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ConsolesPlus FR 101.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Consoles + (FR) #101: "Juin 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
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MAN!AC DE 2002-04.pdfMAN!AC DE 2002-04.pdf

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[13]
95 №101, p94/95[14]
80 №224, p110-111[15]
80 №11, p70-75[2]
77 №2001-03, p23Media:DCM_JP_20010202.pdf[16]
81 №, p34[17]
70 №85, p80/81[18]
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
EtDDotF DC JP Spine.jpg
Spinecard
EtDDotF DC JP Disc.jpg
Disc

PlayStation 2 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №120, p104/105
60 №3, p60[19]
76 №2002-01, p112-113[20]
90 №13, p51[21]
80 №2002-01, p52[22]
Sony PlayStation 2
79
Based on
5 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, IT

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

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)