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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
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Within the game's data are early portraits depicting each of the game's protagonists and the Animal Friends, the latter of whom don't appear in the final release outside of cameos as Stone + Cutter Kirby's forms. Pre-release screenshots show these and similar portraits appearing in the game's HUD, not only corroborating earlier indications that Waddle Dee, King Dedede, Adeleine, and Ribbon were playable at an earlier point in development, but also indicating that the Animal Friends were planned to play a proper role at one point.
Contributed by game4brains
Tornado Outbreak
An unfinished test animation for Zephyr and the Wind Warrior exists within the game files; the animation is named "surf"
Contributed by Larrye
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Within the game's files is the main title theme to the Star Wars series, presumably having been used to test how the Sony ADPCM audio compression would affect the game's music.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
The game was ported to the Wii as Cruis'n with any references to The Fast and the Furious being removed entirely due to Midway losing the license to the series during the game's development.
Contributed by Tuli0hWut
The game was originally an arcade game titled The Fast and the Furious, which was soon ported to the Wii with any references to The Fast and the Furious being removed entirely due to Midway losing the license to the series during the game's development.
Contributed by Tuli0hWut
Dōbutsu no Mori
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Among the files included in the Gigaleak, a massive 2020 content leak of internal data from Nintendo, are models associated with Dōbutsu no Mori depicting three human characters not seen in the final game: two redcoat soldiers, one tall and one short, and a middle-aged woman in an apron. These characters appear to be early versions of Copper, Booker, and Joan, respectively, which is corroborated by the fact that the woman's filename is "oba," with Joan's sleeping animation being labeled "Sleeping_Obaba" in the files for Dōbutsu no Mori.

All of this appears to indicate that special characters were originally intended to be human before being changed to unique animals later in development; in the final game, the only humans that appear on-screen are the player characters. Copper and Booker would later reincorporate the scrapped redcoat motif in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk.
Contributed by game4brains
Persona 5
Originally, the cutscene that plays after Spoiler:the Phantom Thieves believe Ryuji to be dead after the destruction of Shindo's palace was going to feature extra lines of dialogue not present in the final game, as well as a dialogue tree for Joker, the player's character. Additionally, there are unused animations in the game's files Spoiler:showing the Phantom Thieves beating up Ryuji. In the final game, the scene cuts to black.
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Tornado Outbreak
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Within the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3's map files, there is a partially unused texture containing an early design for Nimbus.
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Tornado Outbreak
Originally, instead of controlling a Wind Warrior in co-op mode, the player would have taken control of Nimbus. A partially unused transformation animation (which was re-purposed into a flying transition animation for the final game) and a stunned animation for Nimbus can be found in the game's files.
Contributed by Larrye
Tornado Outbreak
An unused idle animation for Nimbus exists in the game files. The animation is just called small_idle and has Nimbus' model shrunken down.
Contributed by Larrye
Catherine
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Within the game's data is an original cover of the song "Battle! Wild Pokémon" from Pokémon Diamond & Pearl. In addition, an early placeholder texture for score rankings features the names of numerous Pokémon characters.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Within the game's files is an arrangement of "Tifa's Theme" from Final Fantasy VII, presumably having been used to test out the game's soundfont before implementing any original music.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Frogger: The Great Quest
In 2020, an unused level was discovered in the PC version of the game called Ruins of Joy Town that was meant to be played after The Goblin Fort level, but before Joy Castle. The unused level appears to be mostly completed, but lacks background music.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Deltarune
The DogDollar that Kris obtains from the Annoying Dog's alleyway in Cyber City contains unused dialogue for if the player attempts to use it, reading "(Where'd this come from?)". In normal gameplay, the DogDollar can't be selected like a typical item, making this text impossible to see without hacking.
Contributed by game4brains
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
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Several unused enemies, as well as evidently bosses, still exist within the game's data and can be spawned in-game with a proper third-party cheating device.

A Naga-styled enemy (In Japanese mythology, the Naga is a snake-based monster with the upper torso of a vicious woman) is one notable example, as well as an anthropomorphic demonic tiger which utilized some type of area-of-effect based ice powers. Most notably of all is a towering, multi-armed Hindu-inspired being with green skin and wind-based attacks, who also has functioning "jiggle physics" coded for her breasts during certain animation frames. This unused boss noticeably towers over the player's when hacked in, filling a decent portion of the player's screen.

Although not yet explicitly stated by any developers of Shaolin Monks, it's possible that should these unused characters have made it into the final release, their designs could have emphasized the lore and world building aspects that John Tobias was publicly passionate about in the early installments of the Mortal Kombat continuity. It's equally possible that the two bosses in particular were scrapped simply due to their in-game models holding such stature that extra time and resources would need to be invested in specially designing stages which would house their positions in the linear progression of the story. Hacking either boss in as mentioned above will cause them to clip through surfaces in many of the playable environments.
Contributed by Regen-33
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
There were three levels planned and almost finished for the game but cut: The first was a level in the Episode I chapter which has the player playing the scene where Anakin accidently attacks and destroys a Trade Federation ship in the space above Naboo. The second one was for the Episode II levels and featured a playable version of Anakin and Obi-Wan's chase of Zam Weasel in a speeder throughout Coruscant like in the beginning of the movie. The third was the scene in Episode III where Obi-Wan chases General Grevious around Utapau on a Boga creature.

The first level was cut because the developers thought that it bloated its Episode's level count, and they wanted the number of levels between all of them to be mostly even. It is unknown why the Speeder chase was cut, but the Boga chase level was cut due to the developers thinking it clashed with the game's co-op multiplayer feature. Nonetheless, the Trade Federation ship level and the Zam Weasel Chase would eventually be realized in LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. However, the Boga chase level didn't appear in that game at all.
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LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
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An image of a stained glass version of Crash Bandicoot villain Dr. Neo Cortex can be found in the game's data which was left over from Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex.
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LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
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A seashell graphic and a video of the Luxo Jr. Pixar film opening logo can be found in the folders in the game's data with both being used for testing. Both of these are also reused assets from Traveler's Tales' previous Finding Nemo game.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Alien Soldier
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Sprites for an unfinished dragon boss can be found in the game's data. This boss has no working code and cannot be activated in-game.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Alien Soldier
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An unfinished boss resembling a cowboy rabbit can be found in the game's data. This boss has an unused animation depicting it firing its gun. According to an early sketch of the game's cover art by Hideyuki Suganami, this boss was named "Lambda Bunny".
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
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