Shadow of the Colossus: Unused Colossi
Though this may in fact be old news, I’ve never seen them. A post from the website glitterberri.com was recently linked on the /gaming sub-reddit. It’s a collection of screenshots from Shadow of the Colossus, with examples of the colossi that didn’t make the final cut for the finished game.
Notably a phoenix, a boar and a Dune-esque sandworm. The phoenix would have been defeated by forcing it into water, extinguishing the flames and rendering it helpless. The boar, called Sirus, appears to have been a horseback chase; no doubt with you leading it at high-speed while shooting arrows. The worm (called Worm imaginatively) had a weak spot in it’s ‘flower bulb section’, which from the pictures either means its mouth or perhaps growths over its body.
These colossi seem like they were almost finished before the final cut, which makes me wonder if we might get to fight one or two of them when Shadow of the Colossus is re-released in HD. This is of course hopeful speculation, but still a man can dream.