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The PS3 data sheets revealed some new colossi names previously not known about. The maximum amount of unused colossi stages that were fully separate, according to the Colossus Test Stages list, were 26, meaning that if any of these Colossi were ever separate, they did not survive very long in development at all. The developers have talked about using multiple designs for the Colossi, as seen in this interview:

"Niwa: When things didn’t go well during testing, the Colossus’ design would be changed and we’d end up having to alter the arena as well. That meant there were frequent exchanges with the field design team. A really small error on our part would sometimes create huge problems elsewhere.

Suzuki: We’d start by drawing up a simple document that detailed the shape of the Colossus and where fur would be growing on its body that the player could use to climb up. We also wrote down how the battle would flow and information about the Colossus’ arena. There was never any rule that said we could only use a particular design. All Ueda told us was the size of the Colossus and the pixel resolution of the screen, so as long as we kept those limits in mind, we were free to do as we pleased."[1]

The datamined colossi are listed below.

Buffalo

Listed as a "BOSS": Yes
Has a texture segment: Yes

Buffalo is the datamined colossus with the most information out of any of them. According to the sheets, it was around 6 meters, and had animations similar to the ones from colossi like Celosia and Cenobia, with "uma" (horse) in most of their names, possibly suggesting it reused Agro animations. Its textures are similar to the ones from the first version of Quadratus (Boss A).

A control sheet of Buffalo also exists showing the name of its functions, they are:

  • Buffalo field
  • Buffalo walk
  • Buffalo loping
  • Buffalo run
  • Buffalo jump
  • Buffalo fall over
  • Buffalo neck clamping

Eel A

Listed as a "BOSS": No
Has a texture segment: Yes

Eel A is only present as a texture segment, and is possibly another design for an eel Colossus, as Hydrus is named "Eel B". It's also possible that Eel A is the texture segment of Tobiuo, another datamined colossus. The artbook depicts an unused design for an eel-type colossus called "Fish", which was a design used for Hydrus. It's possible that Eel A might have been that same Colossus.

Griffin B

Listed as a "BOSS": Yes
Has a texture segment: Yes

Griffin B's textures are found today only on Celosia; and since Celosia is called "Griffin custom" in one of its concept arts, it is likely that Griffin B evolved into it, or at least its textures were reused for Celosia. It's also possible that this is a later version of Griffin not seen in the artbook.

Knight 2

Listed as a "BOSS": Yes
Has a texture segment: No

Knight 2 is only listed as a name in a BOSS list, misspelled as "KINGHT_2_BOSS". It is possibly another design for the Knight, or Gaius, its fan-name.

Kubinaga

Listed as a "BOSS": Yes
Has a texture segment: Yes, though it is empty

Kubinaga, misspelled as "KUBUNAGA_BOSS" in a BOSS list, is likely to have been another design for Roc, since the translation of "Kubinaga" is "long neck" which Roc is famous for. When talking about Roc in the game's artbook, Ueda calls it a "kubinagai"-type (long-necked type) colossus. Kubinaga does have a texture segment, but it is empty, with no textures listed.

Quetzalcoatl

Listed as a "BOSS": No
Has a texture segment: Yes

Quetzalcoatl is only present as a texture segment. The only texture remaining is that of a scaly skin. The other textures, going by their names, includes a ruin cross-section (isekidanmen), an armor piece (soukou), fur and stone eyes.

Saru 2

Listed as a "BOSS": Yes
Has a texture segment: No

Saru 2 is only listed as a name in a BOSS list. It is possibly another design for Saru. The artbook depicts several different designs for Saru; such as one that looked more humanoid or one that climbed around using four limbs. It's possible one of them was Saru 2.

Tobiuo

Listed as a "BOSS": Yes
Has a texture segment: No

Tobiuo (lit. "Flying Fish" in Japanese) is only listed as a name in a BOSS list. It's possible that this is another name for Eel A, but not known for certain. The artbook depicts an unused design for an eel-type colossus called "Fish", which was used for Hydrus. Tobiuo might have been that same Colossus.

Yeti

Listed as a "BOSS": Yes
Has a texture segment: No

Yeti is only listed as a name in a BOSS list, no other information about it exists.

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