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Arena is the developer name given to the arena of the third colossus.


This circular canopy floats on the shore of a lake. The only thing peculiar at the top of the canopy is a circular plate at the center, where the colossus must swing down its sword, breaking its armor. The surrounding border is lower than where Gaius can walk on, so if you move to this location, the Colossus will not see you. Even if you fall into the lake by mistake, the game will not be over, so you can move around in peace.


The arena is located near the north of the Forbidden Lands, next to Stone Arch Gorge and the Ravine Entrance, at quadrant E2.


  • The theme Lakeside plays when first finding the arena.
  • In the Preview version of the game, the circular place at the center of the Arena has a mirror-like property.
  • Around the time of the E3 Demo build and earlier, the end of the bridge leading up to the Arena was not broken, and used to connect to the top without the need for jumping.
  • An early version of the Arena by the time Wander's hair was redder featured massive towers that, like Dormin states in Gaius' intro dialogue, soared to the heavens. A line of code found in the sheet data named ">ST06A_TOWER_DAMAGE<" might imply that these towers were destroyable.
    • This may not relate to the towers seen in old images at all, but instead two objects called "Tower_A" and "Tower_B". Both use "sz_moyou" textures which are used primarily on Gaius' model suggesting they were related. Both towers are also split into many parts meaning they were likely very large and could be destroyed, possibly by Gaius. It is unknown how the towers were used in the fight.
  • An even earlier version of the Arena by the time Wander's vest was blue used to be more expansive and desert-like. it also featured multiple plates all around it.


The Game Shadow of the Colossus ( Demo  · Pal Release  · Shadow of the Colossus HD  · PS4)
Characters Wander  · Agro  · Mono  · Dormin  · Emon
The Colossi I  · II  · III  · IV  · V · VI  · VII  · VIII  · IX  · X  · XI  · XII  · XIII  · XIV  · XV  · XVI
Unused Colossi ( Devil  · Evis  · Griffin  · Phoenix  · Roc  · Saru  · Sirius  · Spider  · Worm  · Yamori A  · Datamined Colossi)
Magic Sigil  · Hard Mode
Colossus Arenas Temple  · Proto  · Arena  · Kirin's Hill  · Canyon · Canossa  · Lakeside  · Underground  · Geyser  · Gravewind  · Leo's Cave  · Poseidon's Lake  · Desert  · Ruins  · Parthenon  · Sanctuary
Unused Arenas ( Badlands  · Cave  · Crater  · Devil's Plain  · Dune  · Hillock  · Labyrinth  · Sluice  · Stonehenge  · Valley )
The Forbidden Lands Shadow creaturesSave shrinesFruit treesWhite-tailed lizards

The Shrine of Worship
Umbral GladeStone Arch GorgeDried MarshNorthern SpanDesert FortressMisty FallsRavine EntranceHalf-moon CanyonWestern PlainRound Stone HillLair to the WestStone Bridge CliffCliff PathLair on the MesaWestern CapeArch Bridge PlainBlasted LandsAutumn ForestEastern BluffValley PlainSouthwestern CapeSouthern PlainGreen CapeThe Broken Seal

Soundtrack Roar of the Earth
Walkthrough Time AttackGolden Coins
Other media Nico  · Official artbook/guidebook  · Collectible figurines  · Film adaptation
Giantology campaign
Hoaxes Jebal-Barez skeletonTamil Nadu tsunami giantSulu Sea eel statuePolarneft conspiracySayre family vacation
Characters Eric BelsonCasper ShillingEd GuylerArkady SimkinBoris AtlasovAndrew and Ellie Sayre
Media Giantology podcasts (FirstInterview with Arkady SimkinThirdFourth) • IPICP memo
SotC Template CoverLogov2.png Walkthrough
Characters Wander  · Mono  · Agro  · Dormin  · Lord Emon  · Guards  · Shadow Creatures
Colossi I  · II  · III  · IV  · V · VI  · VII  · VIII  · IX  · X  · XI  · XII  · XIII  · XIV  · XV  · XVI
Locations The Forbidden Lands  · Shrine of Worship  · Colossus Arenas
Main Items Power-ups (Lizards · Fruit) · Weapons (Ancient Sword · Sword of the Sun · Queen’s Sword · Sword of Dormin · Bow & Arrow · Ancient Bow · Harpoon of Thunder · Life Sword) · Collectibles (Relics)
Gameplay Hard Mode  · Save shrines  · Time Attack  · Reminiscence Mode  · Watermellon  · Barrel
Media Roar of the Earth (OST)  · Official Art and Guide Book  · Nico Bonus DVD  · Film
Releases OPM Demo  · PS2 original  · PS3 remaster  · PS4 remake  · Credits
Early Builds Preview version  · PSU Preview version  · E3 Demo
Unused Content Unused Colossi  · Datamined Colossi  · Colossus Test Stages  · Unused Locations  · Beta Mountains  · Shadow of the Colossus Development Phases