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Badlands is the developer name given to the unused arena of Roc, one of the unused colossi.

Design

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Clip of Roc's pillar in D6

Short clips of Wander coming out of the Autumn Forest into the desert, Roc's pillar can be seen on the right.

A desert-like landscape with a huge impact crater on its center. It is filled with various types of ruins, including a massive pillar which the colossus rested on.

Location

The arena was located on the southwest of the Forbidden Lands, next to the Blasted Lands, at quadrant D6.[1]

It was previously speculated to have been located at B3 due to a seemingly similar shaped area being seen in an old low resolution texture, but it was debunked when several pieces of evidence, one of them being Roc's pillar, were found that linked Badlands and D6 together.

Trivia

  • After Roc and the Badlands were discarded, Barba and the Canossa took their place on the map.
  • Various pieces of Gaius' armor can be observed in one of the artbook screenshots and in the video footage of Roc.
  • Phalanx's Desert can be seen in the picture of Roc perching on its pillar.
  • A short clip from an extended trailer by IGN shows Roc's pillar. Found by a user named Aith.
  • Badlands' chip data is full, indicating that the whole quadrant it resided on was modelled. This correlates with the existence of the Beta Plains and it connecting to the surrounding quadrants.
  • By examining the footage of Roc closely, one can note that the base of its pillar has smaller pillars supporting it, with spaces big enough for Wander to fit through. It's possible that it was made that way in order for Wander to hide from the colossus and regain health.

Gallery

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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

References

  1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vSpDo5699u4K4XgvtGUWkx59DsIN4s8iVjIbmOQNOwE/edit#heading=h.kr34gekgy7nb | Compilation of the evidence found by the Stage 0 Team to prove the Roc's location.
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