Dead Phoenix was a GameCube-exclusive title in development at Capcom that was eventually cancelled. The game was also known as one of the "Capcom Five"; five exclusives that Capcom had in development for Nintendo's platform. The other four games were Resident Evil 4, Killer7, P.N.03, and Viewtiful Joe. Of the five, Dead Phoenix was the only one to not see release. As for the other four, only P.N.03 remained a GameCube exclusive. The other three games were all ported to the PlayStation 2.