Trivia / Vexx

  • Awesome Music: Like the soundtrack? You can listen to it here!
  • Long Bus Trip: The IP has been purchased by Throwback Entertainment in 2006, alongside various other Acclaim titles before the company went out of business, as of yet though there is no indication whether they plan to do anything with the verse if anything can be done.
  • What Could Have Been: Concept art of Vexx indicates that during the pre-production phase of the game the main character was originally planned at one point to be named Clip or Jinx, and at one point was going to be a female. He/she was also originally going to have a sidekick named Mischief who was later cut out.
    • Daggercrag and Dragonreach were originally going to be one massive world but the lack of a 9th level combined with impending deadlines and insufficient funding forced Acclaim to split it in two.
    • An early trailer shows that there was also going to be a creature that Vexx could mount, however it was cut (most likely for AI problems.)
    • There were several cut worlds such as a massive tree known in the music files as "RedWood", a volcanic world and some world by the name of Submergis.
    • There was also supposed to be a level before the tutorial for sneaking into Yabu's ship to acquire the Talons.
    • There were also going to be blood effects and even a four-player multiplayer.
    • In this speed run, developer Kynan Pearson talks about content and concepts that didn't make it into the game, reasons why initial ideas were scrapped, and other interesting info.
    • According to some press releases, Vexx was originally going to confront and presumably battle Yabu at the Landspire (the mysterious tower floating out of reach in every level). It is also mentioned by Reia in one cutscene that Vexx needs to activate three outer structures of Astara, a missing plot point perhaps?
    • 18 worlds were planned for inclusion, but only 9 of them made it in, most likely due to time constraints.
    • Some early concept art of Reia portray her as looking more like a bipedal fish-lady. A later one though (back when Vexx was still named Jinxed) shows her to have her final design, but with different colors, including a very human skin-tone unlike her blue in the final product.
    • Some early screenshots show that you were originally going to see surrounding worlds floating in the distance, but this was cut for unknown reasons.
    • Some leaked concept art featuring a evil-looking Vexx, his War Talons, and an almost-angelic Vexx summoning enemies to fight for him hints that a sequel was planned but canned when Acclaim went bankrupt.
    • In the official strategy guide for the game, three unused enemies can be seen in the 'Enemies' section. Why they were left in the guide despite being absent from the game itself is unknown.
    • An early trailer for the game reveals that Vexx was once planned to have a wider vocal range in terms of his yells and growls. This same trailer also shows rain pouring on one level when weather patterns aren't even in the final game (except for Frostblight Mill, where snow can be seen falling.)
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