Save Shrines & Location Names

| January 18, 2014

Hidden Location Names Many of the resources of Shadow of the Colossus are categorized according to the area in which they are used. Peering into a list of the game’s files reveals hidden developer names for each area. These are often references to real-world locations that the in-game locations resemble, or are possibly based on. […]


| January 14, 2014

In addition to the basic items Wander uses in his adventure, players can gain an additional 16 items by defeating the Colossi in Normal Time Attack and Hard Time Attack modes. Each time a Colossus is defeated in these modes, an item appears in the pool at the back of the Shrine of Worship, as […]

Unused Text in the Ending

| March 29, 2012

Emon Heads For the Forbidden Lands もう少しだ… Only a little more to go. Emon Arrives at the Temple 問題ありません All is normal. This line appears nowhere in the final game. While the tone of the Japanese line indicates that it is spoken by one of the soldiers, none of Emon’s men have any lines other […]

Dormin's Unused Hints

| July 29, 2011

You’re assisted in your fights with the towering goliaths of Shadow of the Colossus by occasional hint from Dormin, the spirit that barters with you to do its bidding. However, to the best of my knowledge, it seems that not all of the hints present in the code made it into the final version of […]