The artbook gives a relatively large amount of information on Griffin, such as, "You could defeat it by making use of its weakness, fire. You were meant to fight it by riding Agro, as with Colossus 10." This could mean that it was afraid of fire, like Celosia, and swift like Dirge.
According to early sketches, "the joints are relevant and need to be redrawn" and that they "will act as obstacles". It also states that "the wings are for decoration".
The artbook also states that it takes a while to finally get on the colossus' back after falling off. This is the reason it got scrapped, as it got frustrating and repetitive.
It is currently presumed that Griffin lived at C4, named Hillock. A Team Ico developer stated that Griffin lived on the west side of the map, next to "the sand snake". After showing a screenshot of C4 to the dev, they stated it was likely to have been that location.
The original theory placed Griffin at I7 due to a similar area being seen at the J7 beta mountains compared to the Griffin screenshots, however this was disproven when a Team Ico developer stated that Griffin lived on the west of the map.
- Griffin's strategy of using fire is shared by Celosia.
- Griffin was one of two colossi to not get an idol statue, the other being Saru. This suggests they were both cut very early in development.
- The sheets reveals that Griffin had a map icon for when a colossus is defeated, whether this was ever implemented or just a placeholder is unknown.
|Characters||Wander · Mono · Agro · Dormin · Lord Emon · 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|
|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||Demo · PS2 original · PS3 remaster · PS4 remake · Credits|