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Back in 2001, Nintendo released a fairly gorgeous commercial for Golden Sun -- however, for all its glitz and glamor, it wasn't exactly packing in the coherence department. A giant crystal dragon, totally wrecking shop in a jam-packed opera house? We don't remember that in the original Game Boy Adv...

November 27th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Camelot Software Planning has been gone for a long time. Oh sure, the studio has put out more than a few Nintendo sports games over the last few years but, as far as I'm concerned, Camelot closed its doors seven years ago. That's when the last Golden Sun was released (on Game Boy Advance!), addin...

November 25th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Perhaps Nintendo picked the wrong message for its Golden Sun: Dark Dawn ad: "Coming soon: the game that will maim your parents." Focusing on the cute, collectible djinn is a good idea for trying to trick Pokemaniacs into picking it up, but maybe we could lay off the family injury next time?

November 19th 2010 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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The "Doing Things that Should Have Been Done Long Ago" department at Camelot Software Planning has come up with something brilliant for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, something you've seen before in other contexts: hyperlinks. To help fill new players in on the Golden Sun lore, and to help returning player...

November 18th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn was missing from Nintendo's recently announced fall lineup, creating concerns that Camelot's RPG revival had been quietly escorted out of 2010. Nintendo allayed those fears this morning by announcing a North American release date of November 29. That means it will only have bee...

August 30th 2010 at 9:33am 0 Comments
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Camelot knows how to make entertaining RPGs. It's something of a travesty that the studio has been whiling away the last several years on various Nintendo sports games instead of pumping out a sequel to Golden Sun: The Lost Age. Now, after seven years (seven), Camelot is finally back on the scene w...

June 22nd 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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If, at any point in the last week, you forgot about the existing DS platform due to all the news about the 3DS, you've made a serious error, and you owe the Nintendo DS an apology. Nintendo brought a diverse selection of first-party (and sorta-first-party, in the case of Dragon Quest IX) DS games to...

June 19th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Well finally. Nintendo revealed at its E3 keynote that Golden Sun DS is now Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. A new trailer was shown for the game, displaying some very impressive graphics on the DS, including huge summoning spells that span both screens. The trailer also showed some touch mechanics, includin...

June 15th 2010 at 12:31pm 0 Comments