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A port of the game for the Nintendo 64 was in development but was canceled due to poor sales of the game Body Harvest. The port was in development for six months around the end of 1998 and was dropped before it was publicly announced.
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Ports of the game for the GameCube and PlayStation 2 were planned to be released alongside the PC and Game Boy Advance releases intended for Spring 2003, however they were eventually canceled due to Asylum Entertainment, who were developing the PC, PlayStation 2 and GameCube versions, parting company with some staff who were working on them.
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Resident Evil Zero
The idea of not having "item boxes" in the game was based on "Sweet Home". The team wanted to remove it, so that it would feel a lot harder to play.
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Alien: Isolation
At one point in development, it was planned for the Working Joe enemy to quote lines from William Shakespeare in a malevolent manner. However, it was ultimately decided it didn't fit with the tone of the game and the few recorded lines were cut from the game.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Series: Grandia
In an interview, game's art director Hidenobu Takahashi stated that the title of the game came from a Formula One race car.

"To us it means a variety of specialists coming together to challenge themselves with a new design. How can we create something amazing? That’s the single question we ask when we’re developing a game, and we’ll work ourselves to the bone to answer it. It’s the same as an F1 team, where they get specialists from all different fields together to build the fastest car. We’re in the final stages of our work here, so please look forward to Grandia soon!."
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Project X Zone
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Concept art shows that Mii Kouryuji had a different hairstyle, which was changed one month after the character designs were completed.
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The Thing
Computer Artworks, the developer of the game, were in the process of developing a sequel, The Thing 2. However, the conception was cut short due to the company shutting down.
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A port of the game for the Nintendo 64 was in development, however it was eventually canceled. It was shown off at E3 98 and would've featured split-screen multiplayer and closely resembled the PC version.
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Shenmue II
The Lucky Hit minigame is affected by both weather and temperature which affects the physical behavior of the ball.
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Series: F-Zero
In 2011, Nintendo of Europe approached developer Criterion to create a pitch demo for a new F-Zero game to be shown at E3 2011 alongside the unveiling of the Wii U. However, due to the studio at the time busy with development on Need for Speed: Most Wanted for multiple platforms, they couldn't spare any resources to create it in time so they turned down the offer.
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
There are unused voice files in the game for Part 6 Jotaro, who isn't present in the final game aside from an image in the game's credits.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Unlike other boss characters, Spoiler:Giga Bowser is classified as a fighter in the game's files, even having placeholder slots for alternate costumes.

These are likely leftovers from the previous game, Spoiler:where Giga Bowser appeared as a playable transformation.
Contributed by Boyobmas
Final Fantasy VII
In the early development stages, producer Tetsuya Nomura planned to have only three playable characters in the entire game. However, during a phone call with Yoshinori Kitase, they decided that one of the three characters should be permanently killed off. After the staff chose Aerith, Nomura created Tifa as another possible love interest for Cloud.
Contributed by raidramon0
Street Fighter II
At one point, the development team wanted to implement pressure sensitive buttons similar to those found in certain cabinets of the original Street Fighter, but they decided to go with a 6-button layout because that was the kind of arcade machine that was available to them.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
According to game's designer Richard Lemarchand, the Tibetan village in the game was inspired by the 2008 video game The Graveyard developed by Tale of Tales. The game's title affected him a lot more than he expected, with its simple experience of leading a slowly-moving elderly lady through a graveyard.

"I thought that in the same way that The Graveyard had created a space for me where I could reflect, so could our village."
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury
Near the scouter entries for Android #18 in the ROM are unused scouter entries for Android #13, Android #14, Android #15 and Super Android #13 from the movie Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13.
Contributed by billebobfacts
The laugh of the exploding elf enemies sounds almost exactly like the Boo's throughout the Mario series. This is likely due to the clips being similarly sped-up versions of the same stock laugh sound effect.
Contributed by Boyobmas
Super Mario Odyssey
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The art of Super Mario Odyssey reveals that Rosalina was going to appear in the game as a non-playable-character in casual attire with a guitar. The book also reveals several unused outfits for Mario, such as the green Sprixie Princess from Super Mario 3D world, a Toadette costume, a costume of a Luma from Super Mario Galaxy, and a costume of Mario in a Japanese school girl outfit.
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A physical release of the game had been planned and to be published in partnership with Skybound Games. However on November 10th, 2018, it was announced via the developer's blog that the release had been canceled due to the process proving to take more work than had imagined, especially since the game's development team only consisted of three people.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
Pokemon Red & Blue
In an interview with Junichi Masuda, he stated that the source data for the game was almost lost because the computer that stored the data suffered from a nasty crash.
Contributed by raidramon0
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