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Did You Know Gaming Explores The Secrets Of Shadow Of The Colossus' Development

by Suriel Vazquez on Aug 21, 2016 at 01:47 PM

This week, Youtube trivia channel Did You Know Gaming delves into Shadow of the Colossus, the second game from revered development studio Team Ico.

Accroding to the video, the game's orignal title was "Nico," a portmanteau of "Ni" (Japanese for "two) and Ico. The video even shows footage of an early build of the game found in a Japanese limited edition set. The footage shows multiple characters taking down a Colossus.

The video also highlights some key items, characters, and plot points that didn't make it into the final game. The original proposed Colossi count was 48, though the number dwindled as development continued. There were also two items cut from the game, one of which let you see battles through the eye of the Colossus. The video also details how some of the fights in the game itself differed from their original versions.

Finally, the video highlights Giantology, a viral marketing blog used to promote the game by making it appear as though Colossi existed in the real world.

You can watch the entire video below. You can also watch Kyle Hilliard and Andrew Reiner play through the entire game over at our Super Replay page.