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Kingdom Hearts III
Attachment In 2013, a Kingdom Hearts online mobile game was in development that never saw the light of day. It was to be called "Kingdom Hearts: Fragmented Keys". The game was rumored to feature customizable avatar characters (like Union Cross). It would also have been in 3D instead of Union cross' 2D art style. Most interesting and exciting of all though (gathered from concept art no less) was the Disney world list as the game would feature returning worlds like: Agrabah, Wonderland, a Lilo & Stitch Hawaii world, Space Paranoids/The Grid, London/Neverland, and Dwarf Woodlands. It also included worlds that didn't appear in the series yet but would appear in later games like Union Cross and Kingdom Hearts III, such as: Arendell (Frozen), Kingdom of Corona (Tangled), and Niceland/Game Central Station (Wreck-It Ralph). Finally, and most shockingly, a world based on the Star Wars franchise, although this world's chronology is unknown as concept art show different conflicting eras, such as an image of characters Anakin, Obi-wan, Padme, and Master Yoda in their exact looks from Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie and series in a separatist gunship's hanger as well as a planet that looks similar to Tatooine and an anachronistic Death Star power station room. It is unknown why this game was cancelled.
Also Appears On: Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] (Game), Kingdom Hearts (Franchise)
Contributed by PirateGoofy on November 28, 2023
Yakuza 3
Yakuza 3 features an unused remix of a song called “Bruise” in the game files, originally intended to be used in tag battles in the Coliseum. This song would later be used in-game in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name in 2023.
Streets of Kamurocho
About a month before the release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon in North America, the protagonist of that game, Ichiban Kasuga, made his playable debut in the region in the game Streets of Kamurocho, a reskin of a Streets of Rage 2 level with Yakuza characters and locations. His moveset is a reskin of Axel Stone from that game as are the other two playable characters: Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima.
Donkey Kong Country
The opening of the Gangplank Galleon theme in Donkey Kong Country was based on the title and menu theme to Rare's NES version of Sid Meier's Pirates!, which was also composed by David Wise.
Also Appears On: Sid Meier's Pirates! (Game)
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 26, 2023
Sid Meier's Pirates! - Soundtrack:

Donkey Kong Country - Gangplank Galleon:
Dogz: Your Virtual Petz
The ball-based graphics of Dogz: Your Virtual Petz were taken from Ballz 3D.
Also Appears On: Ballz 3D (Game)
Cool Spot
Attachment According to an Electronic Gaming Monthly preview article, Cool Spot was originally a Reversi clone like Spot: The Video Game, titled Spot II - the graphics used in Cool Spot seem to have been reused from cutscenes in the cancelled game.
The reason why Ocean swapped out the theme songs to its loaders so often was because the coder for Ocean's loading engine, Paulie Hughes, would become annoyed by listening the same song over and over while producing master copies of so many games that had the same song.
Slap City
Slap City was originally envisioned as a mini-game in Ittle Dew 2 before being reworked into a full title. The scrapped mini-game had intentionally poor presentation, being locked to 30FPS with interlacing, something that was not retained in Slap City given it's focus on competitive play, and a low-poly style inspired by the original Super Smash Bros. The polygonal alternate form of Fluffy Fields, where the Clone Team is fought in arcade mode, is based on this version of the game.
Also Appears On: Ittle Dew 2 (Game)
Super Mario Maker
Attachment The reptilian puffs of smoke that emerge when Mario ground pounds inside a giant Goomba Shoe in the Super Mario Bros. 3 style of the Super Mario Maker series were taken from an unreleased and at-the-time unseen pre-Donkey Kong Country attempt at a Donkey Kong revival, known as Super Donkey.
Also Appears On: Super Donkey (Game), Super Mario Maker (Collection)
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
The character Andre Richardson from Yakuza 3 is notorious for speaking in poor English despite him being American, with one line especially where he says:

"If you're looking for Daigo, Mine's taken him up to the roof."

In saying the line, "roof" is pronounced more as "ruff". This meme was referenced with his return in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, where in the English dub, after Ichiban spends a night at the bar he runs, he says the line:

"If you ever need a roof over your head-"

And during this line he says the word roof in a similar matter.
Also Appears On: Yakuza 3 (Game)
Contributed by Kirby Inhales Jotaro on November 18, 2023
Attachment The game start theme from Punch-Out!!, both the arcade and NES versions, was reused from the NES version of Defender II. The original Defender II version ends with a pastiche of the Star Wars theme, something that was not retained in Punch-Out!!.
Also Appears On: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (Game), Defender II (Game), Punch-Out!! (Game)
Chex Quest was based on the engine of Doom - the engine could be officially licensed thanks to the game technically not making a profit of it's own as a free game, only profit for the Chex cereal, and the release of Quake rendering the old Doom engine obsolete.
Also Appears On: Chex Quest (Game)
PaRappa the Rapper 2
Despite retaining "the Rapper" in its title and its source material being a music game, PaRappa only ever raps once in the anime adaptation of the PaRappa the Rapper franchise - that being the penultimate scene of the final episode, with the song sung being a rendition of PaRappa the Rapper 2's final stage, Always Love.
Also Appears On: PaRappa the Rapper (Franchise)
Attachment The map theme from Waterworld was originally written for an unreleased Green Lantern video game.
Also Appears On: Green Lantern (Game)
The mutant bird illustration on the box art for Sqij! and Obitus, drawn by speculative fiction artist Tim White, seems to have originated from the 1979 edition of the 1975 book Under a Calculating Star. It is unknown if either use was licensed.
Also Appears On: Obitus (Game)
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 2, 2023
Article mentioning the asset reuse:

Release date of bird cover Calculating Star:
Looney Tunes World of Mayhem
Big Chungus is the only variant toon in Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem to have variants of his own - those being Chungus Claus, Omega Chungus, and Zombie Chungus.
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 1, 2023
Rocko's Modern Life: Match-Master
Attachment Several of the tiles in Rocko's Modern Life: Match-Master are based on different cropped areas of promotional images used on other tiles. There are two tile sets based on a promotional image showing Rocko and his friends on a couch watching TV - one that shows the entire image, while the other is zoomed in on Ed and Bev Bighead. The tile that shows the entire image does not crop out Ed and Bev, leading to what could be considered, by technicality, partially duplicate tile sets.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
During the prerelease of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, a set of placeholder pages were found on the game's website relating to different characters. Most notable of these pages was one for Helga, a character who was in the first Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and hadn't been seen in All-Star Brawl 2 marketing materials or leaks at that point - this led a lot of fans to believe that Helga would be returning. Ultimately, she would only be a background cameo on the Aquarium stage.
Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!
Attachment The manual for Wario Blast uses a single image of Wario, taken from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, multiple times in different contexts and no other images of Wario, not even modifying the image to create different poses or facial expressions, while Bomberman has multiple different poses used.
Attachment "ZIP, CARTOON - FIJIT REWIND 02", a common cartoon sound effect originating from the Hanna-Barbera sound library, is a sped up and reversed version of the Pac-Man cartoon theme song, better known as the theme song to Pac-Land.
Also Appears On: Pac-Man (Franchise)
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on October 23, 2023
Sound effect alterations to reveal source material:

Pac-Man cartoon 1982 theme song:
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