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Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
In an interview with the game's producer Yasunori Ogura published on PlayStation.Blog on August 21, 2023, he was asked how the series was able to be revived after ten years since the previous installment in the Armored Core series, and when did the initial planning and development began? He responded:

"First, I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the Armored Core series throughout the years, especially our fans, who have been waiting for ten years since the previous installment, Armored Core: Verdict Day.

As for the process leading up to the development of this title, our company’s President, Hidetaka Miyazaki, myself, the director, Yamamura, and many other members of the development team all really wanted to create a new Armored Core game. We also fostered a team of very talented people through our experience in developing other titles, so we basically had no reason not to go ahead with the development of a new Armored Core.

So, around 2018, in the early stages of development, Miyazaki and a few others established a small team of initial directors who went back and reevaluated the fundamentals of the Armored Core series and began development of a prototype that helped them determine the direction of the new entry. After the release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in 2019, Yamamura joined the project and took over as director. Full-scale development kicked off around 2020.

Meanwhile, because we had several projects underway at the same time, we had to allocate internal resources for the development of other titles. Which in turn resulted in a long ten-year wait for this game."
Fate/Grand Order
The original plan for the game was a PvP, online MMO game known as Fate/Apocrypha. However, these plans were cancelled early in development. The project was later revived as "Fate Online Project Reboot" on the behest of publisher Aniplex wanting to make a mobile game to promote the Fate IP. According to head writer Kinoko Nasu, he never owned a smartphone prior to the development of Fate/Grand Order, but got one and played various free-to-play mobile games for reference. Fate/Apocrypha itself would later be revived as a Light Novel series.
Contributed by aa1205 on September 28, 2023
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
In an interview with the game's creative director/artist Tetsuya Nomura published on Dengeki Online on September 21, 2023, he revealed that the late voice actor Keiji Fujiwara would still be the voice of Reno for the Japanese dub of the game. Fujiwara passed away from cancer on April 12, 2020, at the age of 55, just two days after the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake. The news of his death came shortly before the recording sessions for FFVII Rebirth commenced, leaving the developers unable to replace him immediately. Because of this, Nomura asked the scenario team to let him use past recordings of Fujiwara’s voice for Reno in Rebirth, and "they made the necessary adjustments.” As a result of this, Reno's screentime in the game had been reduced to account for his death, and after apologizing to fans both domestic and international, Nomura revealed that the third part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake series will introduce a new Japanese voice actor for the role of Reno and that the character's presence will increase.
Contributed by ProtoSnake on September 28, 2023
Pajama Sam In: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside
The original concept for Pajama Sam was a character known as "Pumpkin Head Boy" who, fittingly, had a pumpkin for a head. This was scrapped as it was believed that Pumpkin Head Boy games would only be able to move units during Halloween, despite the game not being envisioned as a seasonal title. This is referenced in No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside, with Sam reading a book titled Pumpkinhead Boy: A Brief Tragedy about a boy with a pumpkin on his head removing his pumpkin due to concerns of seasonality. Notably, the story in the game alludes to a "lawsuit by that big guy in Atlanta". It is unknown if that is a non-sequitur or another part of the real-world Pumpkin Head Boy story that has not yet surfaced. Later, in You Are What You Eat From Your Head to Your Feet, Sam would wear a pumpkin on his head as a disguise
Also Appears On: Pajama Sam (Collection)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 27, 2023
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
In an interview with the game's music supervisor Keiji Kawamori published on the PlayStation.Blog on September 14, 2023, he was asked what he could reveal about the soundtrack and music for the game. He responded that because the game's world is much larger than Final Fantasy VII Remake, the team made a variety of new music to go alongside it and also expanded the variety of musical genres used, so he thought there would be a lot to enjoy. They also made many re-arrangements of classic tracks from the original Final Fantasy VII, and Kawamori hoped fans would enjoy comparing both iterations of the same song to see what's the difference. He cited the Release Date Announcement trailer's music being a re-arrangement of the Final Fantasy VII main theme as a battle music track as an example of this to give players a taste of the direction the team chose to take in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
Mortal Kombat 1
Ed Boon revealed that he had hoped to include John Wick from the franchise of the same name as a guest character in Mortal Kombat 1, but that said plans didn't work out. While the exact reason why is unknown, it's worth noting that John Wick's actor Keanu Reeves had said in 2021 that he did not think the character was a good fit for the Mortal Kombat series.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
Attachment It has been implied that Garfield's neutral special in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 (where he transforms into the original, fatter 1970s version of the character) was originally going to feature him smoking a pipe, in reference to an internet meme based on a 1978 Garfield comic, where the last panel of a different Garfield comic is replaced with a panel of Garfield smoking a pipe with the same design. It is unknown if this was removed by the developers' choice, at the request of Nickelodeon, or at the request of the ratings board, but either way was likely to make the game more appropriate for its age demographic.
Drill Dozer
Attachment In a Game Freak behind-the-scenes video, an unused design for Jill is shown. This version of the character lacks zippers, has uncurled ponytails that are even bigger than Jill's already large exaggerated hairstyle, wears knee-high heeled boots, has one large pocket on her hoodie-dress instead of two, lacks her drill-shaped hair tuft, wears large white ponytail holders with rabbit ears, and appears to have a single fang and wear long white gloves instead of short yellow gloves.
Collection: Mario Kart
According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a Mario Kart game that could be played while inside their cars was once proposed to Nintendo, only to be turned down as they refused to license the series to Tesla.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
According to Plok co-creator Ste Pickford, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto considered an early build of Plok to be the third best platforming game behind his own Mario in first, and the rivaling Sonic in second, and was interesting in helping Software Creations make Plok of a higher quality than Sonic, even if not Mario. Ultimately, he passed up the opportunity, with Pickford believing it was due to similarities with the then-unannounced Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Also Appears On: Plok (Game)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 25, 2023
Kingdom Hearts III
Attachment Grand Chef, the Ratatouille keyblade in Kingdom Hearts III, has two bottles of champagne attached to its handles - the artwork on these bottles originates from a poster briefly seen in the movie, but is more commonly associated with a controversial cancelled Ratatouille-branded wine that was intended to be sold in Costco in 2007, but pulled before it could hit shelves due to concerns relating to underaged drinking. While the iteration in the movie shows red wine, the iteration on the wine bottle shows an olive tone of wine - the Grand Chef keyblade features both colors for the wine.
Also Appears On: Ratatouille (Franchise)
Attachment An early prototype version of the SD version of Ratatouille appears to be based on early concept content for the movie that has never been released by Disney or Pixar. Notably, the game features a different logo with a Tricolore motif and humorous font, and Remy's design appears skinnier and has a purple tint.
Also Appears On: Ratatouille (Franchise), Pixar (Collection)
Super Danganronpa Another 2 ~The Moon of Hope and Sun of Despair~
The game's developer LINUJ described Sora as an "ambiguous person to call the protagonist", considering Yuki Maeda to be the main character overall. Worrying that people hadn't grown attached to Sora by that point, he intended to change that with Chapter Four by having Sora be a part of the murder plan and causing a reaction in the group once this was revealed: LINUJ specifically described it as an "I believed in this person" type of scenario. The original version of Chapter Four would have had the possibility of Sora's character changing as well. When the chapter was changed during development, this change in character was no longer possible. It's left ambiguous what would have happened to her character had the original version of the chapter been used.
Attachment Somari contains an unused file for a logo labeled "MARIO", implying that the game may have originally been intended to be posed as a new Mario installment in a similar vein to other bootlegs such as Super Mario Bros. 7: Grand Dad instead of a game starring a new semi-original character.
Yandere Simulator
When deciding what Yandere-chan's real name would be, YandereDev originally considered giving her a name that meant "murder", suggesting names like "Satsu Jinsha" or "Jinsha Satsu". He eventually narrowed down his options to three names: "Ayano", "Ayane", and "Ayana", all of which have "yan" in the name which is also in the word "Yandere". He ultimately went with Ayano, as it had the fewest Google search results, and thus was less likely to get confused with somebody else.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on September 23, 2023
Tails and the Music Maker
Attachment There exists an unused version of Tails & the Music Maker's cover art where Tails plays a piano instead of standing on a giant piano.
Darius Gaiden
In a 1994 interview with the game's planner/graphics designer Hisakazo Kato published in the Gamest mook vol.6, he insisted that "Darius Gaiden" should not be named "Darius III", because up till then, the Darius series was made with custom multi-screen arcade cabinets, and in their hearts, when they thought of "Darius" they thought of those multi-screen cabinets. Once the team knew the game would be a single screen game, they didn't want to name it "Darius III".

As such, the game's story does not take place after Darius II, and instead takes place between Darius I and Darius II. Plus, with the game being called "Gaiden", the two Silver Hawk pilots have no connection to Proco and Tiat from those games.
Dark Deception: Monsters & Mortals
On September 18, 2023, it was revealed on the Dark Deception: Monsters & Mortals Twitter account that a pitch had been made for a DLC pack based on Catherine: Full Body by Atlus, but that said plans never materialized. A mockup trailer was also released, suggesting that said pack would have featured Vincent Brooks as a playable character and would have released in 2021, had it been accepted.
Also Appears On: Catherine: Full Body (Game)
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Attachment Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl was originally intended to feature alternate palette swaps for every character on the roster, but this was rejected by Nickelodeon, who only wanted costumes that reference the shows directly. The only known planned recolors are for SpongeBob that were based on other characters from the show: Squidward blue, Patrick pink, and Mr. Krabs red.
Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3
The song "deltaMax" was originally written by DM Ashura for DDR Forever, a StepMania-based fan game for the Dance Dance Revolution series.

The song's inclusion in Universe 3 marks the first time a BEMANI original song originated from one of these BEMANI simulators.

Challenge Charts were included when the song was added to Dance Dance Revolution X2. These charts were created by DM Ashura himself and originally intended to be used in the Expert difficulty.
Also Appears On: StepMania (Game), Dance Dance Revolution X2 (Game)
Contributed by aa1205 on September 21, 2023
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