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It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn

A classic role-playing game branches out with a new look, countless adventures and heroic battles. The game picks up 30 years after the first twogames in the series left off.

At the end of Golden Sun: The Lost Age, the heroes succeeded in bringing the world-healing power of the Golden Sun back to the world of Weyard. In the years since, the immense power of the Golden Sun has changed nearly everything. Continents have shifted. New countries have emerged. New species have appeared. But the world is now imperiled by a new threat.

Psynergy Vortexes, which suck the elemental Psynergy from both the land and power-wielding Adepts alike, are spreading across the world. The new generation of heroes – the children of those from the previous games – are drawn into the mystery behind the vortexes, as they cross a chaotic world that is succumbing to a new evil.

FEATURES:

  • Amazing graphics and beautifully animated summoning abilities that span both Nintendo DS screens let players experience the game like never before.
  • The story takes place 30 years after the final events of the second game, when the Golden Sun Effect occurred. The main characters are the descendants of the previous game’s heroes.
  • Intuitive touch-screen control has been implemented throughout the game, controlling character movements and the release of Psynergy – magical abilities with powerful effects over people and the environment. Touch control also streamlines battle commands and gives players a stronger tactile connection to the action on the
    screen.
  • Players will explore a vast and beautifully rendered world where they will find many treasures, encounter dangerous creatures and manipulate objects blocking their path. Players will also hunt for and collect Djinn, mysterious elemental creatures used to summon powerful spirits in battle.

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Review

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Posted by Corbie Dillard

Worth its weight in gold?

When the Golden Sun series kicked off on the Game Boy Advance in 2001, it was lauded for its unique visual style and challenging puzzle elements, but after two releases the series took an extended break, so long in fact that many fans wondered if the...

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User Comments (24)

Noire

#1

Noire said:

MUST...HAVE...THIS...GAME...NOW...
This may be my most anticipated game ever, and I'm not exagerating. When Reggie announced it, I had such an emotional response I cried. I love Golden Sun so freaking much, and it's been so long since the last came out. Whatever Camelot does with this, I will be pleased. I will buy it as soon as it comes out.

Unca_LzStaff

#2

Unca_Lz said:

I can feel my wallet getting empty by the minute with all these great releases coming. I weeped at the end of Nintendo's press conference because it was hundreds times better than last year's. This is the biggest one to me though I wonder if Ivan has a descendant that looks like him.

Noire

#5

Noire said:

@greatomnipotentdictator: Sweetness, another Golden Sun fan! We don't have enough of those around here. Nice to meet ya!

Just fyi, if you want to get rid of those extra quotes, there should be a little button above your quotes that say delete.

RyuZebian

#6

RyuZebian said:

Drooling... Freezing... Sweating... Crying... Just some of the symptoms you ought to have after this announcement. I know I did. I was lying in my bed, watching the E3 DS release video on the Nintendo Channel. Nothing to impressing. Until..! That theme playing. I knew it at once. Then the shivers came. Yeah, and then the rest of the symptoms came.
This announcement simply made my year 2010! As long as they don't go WAY wrong, this might be the game of next year. But Camelot is such a "small" studio, and those are mostly the once who put the most love into their games, so the chance is slim, oh-so-slim. This game is perfect for the DS, Pokemon has already proved that turn based RPG battles work great on two screens! And 3D summons... ON TWO SCREENS! Yeah, that would be incredible.

husky200

#7

husky200 said:

Dude I just can't belive it that there is a new golden sun game coming out...I just adore Golden sun!. I can play this over and over again and never get bored of it I am so getting this game

bboy1

#9

bboy1 said:

I bought the first Golden Sun just before going to Japan in 2001 so I played most of it in Japan. Not only is it such an awesome game but it reminds me of my trip too which is a plus. Nostalgia at its finest.

WildPidgeyAppears

#12

WildPidgeyAppears said:

Could be interesting. The first GBA game didn't take with me, but I might give it a shot.

Also, what I assume are summon monsters there in the beginning look very FFish -- right down to the dragon's Mega Flare clone. Copy from the best, no?

plasti

#14

plasti said:

WOW.golden sun for ds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and it has some wicked grathics.I might get because i have played the two golden sun games on the game boy and they were super.

Tigus

#16

Tigus said:

it looks like Isac will be game but hes the dad of the main character

Azikira

#17

Azikira said:

I never owned Golden Sun, but my friend did. He let me play it and I absolutely loved it. Now, seeing this makes me go "OMG DO WANTS" so i'll probably be picking this up... somehow xD money isnt easy to come by but ill manage it

pixelman

#19

pixelman said:

Looks like Feenie likes her water djinn. >:3

I'm getting pretty excited for it too, even though I never beat the first two. Please oh please oh please don't have the inane amount of redundant dialog like the first two did. DDD:

Tigus

#22

Tigus said:

I got it beat it as well took 34hr14min great game still playing
NOTE: that model in the pic is not the same one in game lol.

Luso_GS

#23

Luso_GS said:

It took 2 weeks for me to finish this, I bought the game becuase i was look for something new and i was impress about it

Ellzolo

#24

Ellzolo said:

Absolutely Incredible game, best i've ever played and i highly reccomend you get this.

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