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Dune is the developer name given to the unused arena of Worm, one of the unused colossi.

Design

Dune's textures and name indicates that it was a desert that featured one or more dunes likely set inside a giant sand pit. A separate texture segment for a place likely related to Dune named "dune_par_erea_gate" includes a texture named "taimatsu" which translates to "fire pillar" (this texture is also in Valley).

"Gate" areas typically do not indicate that such areas have a literal gate, but rather a separate model of a path leading to the arena. Examples of this include the passages to Kuromori's Underground arena and the inner area of Argus' Parthenon with the fallen pillar, which is named "parthenon_area_gate", so it can be presumed that Dune once had some similar variation of a pathway.

Location

Dune was placed in an early version of quadrant 'G1', before it was inhabited by Argus in its Parthenon, as they were located in 'H1'.

An old ambient texture of 'G2' (Poseidon's Lake) found in earlier versions of the game shows an extension of the desert connecting to 'F2', 'F1' and 'G1'; with what appears to be a border of a sand pit that extended further into 'G1'. No feature like this exists in any actual model from the versions available, and it can be assumed that the texture is from much earlier in development. Huge dunes can be seen in G1, making a circle around a Save Shrine. This could be a memento of the time when Worm lived in the quadrant which now houses Argus, but the overall shape of it was not likely to have been the same. The chip data of Dune reveals that the area was much larger, making it possible that the dunes also were.

Trivia

  • Worm's arena was previously speculated to have been located at B2 or areas near it, due to some remnants of land being found in the Preview and earlier versions of the game. It was debunked however, when it was discovered that those same types of lands existed all across the map; as it can be seen in early footage from the Nico bonus DVD, which shows the same cliffs and ground in the F5 quadrant, near the entrance to Valus' arena. The same type of land as B2 can also be seen in G0.

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
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