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System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: JVC Musical Industries
Developer: Cryo Interactive Entertainment
Planned release date(s): 1994-12[1], 1995-01[2], 1995-02[3][4], 1995-03, 1995-04[5]
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1
State before cancellation: Late in development
Status of prototype(s): Full game leaked by developer

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Timecop is an action game loosely based on the film of the same name. It was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in early 1995.

An enhanced port for the Sega Mega-CD was also in development at one point and was reportedly completed, but cancelled at the last minute due to its publisher, JVC Musical Industries, deciding to pull support for the system. Infamously Timecop was even released to the public, albeit in demo form, alongside issue #45 of Sega Pro CD - it was originally planned for issue #40, but a reluctant JVC meant that a Mickey Mania demo disc was bundled with the magazine instead.

The Mega-CD Timecop is much the same as its Super Nintendo cousin, however features a CD audio soundtrack and added cutscenes. Though it can be presumed a PAL release was planned (for mid-1995), it is unknown whether Timecop would have been released for the Mega-CD in other regions.

The full game was released onto the internet in 2007 by its programmer, Jean Charles Meyrignac(?).

Production credits

French Team
  • Executive Producer: Emmanuel Forsans
  • Assistant Producer: Anne Devouassoux
  • Main Programmer: Jean Charles Meyrignac
  • Art Director and Introduction Programmer: Bruno Galet
  • Main Graphist: Yann Uhari
  • Additional Graphists: Sebastien Marlin, Yannick Bachelart, Elisabeth Siry, Laurent Leoru, Stephane Chatelier
  • Introduction Graphist: Yannick Bachelart
  • Cinematic Sequences: Gilles Moreau, Thierry Roger, Hubert Szymzak
  • Musics and Sounds: David de Gruttola
  • Models and Storyboard: Pascal Pinteau
Original SNES Team
  • Main Programmer: Fabien Fessard
  • Additional Programmer: Jean Charles Meyrignac, Pierre Eric Loriaux
  • Main Graphic Artist: Michel Rho
  • Graphic Artists: Oliver Venet, Hubert Szymzak, Thierry Roger
  • Music and Sounds: David de Gruttola from Totem Factory
  • Photograph: Patrice Forsans
  • Staff in Japan: Takeshi Minigawa, Kenji Ono, Yoshinobu Funaoka
  • Many Thanks To: Makoto Orii, Masayoshi Zaitsu, Gavin White, Toshiyuki Nagai, Gaku Sato, All the JVC staff, All the Cryo staff


Magazine articles

Main article: Timecop/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #70: "May 1995" (1995-0x-xx)