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News: Camelot Justifies No RPG Mode in Mario Tennis Open

Camelot Justifies No RPG Mode in Mario Tennis Open

It's not you, it's Mii

Unlike most portable Mario sports titles, there's no roleplaying mode in Mario Tennis Open. Nintendo Power asked Hiroyuki Takahashi, one half of Camelot's boss brothers, about the omission. Takahashi explained that this time around, Camelot was trying to create a console-quality experience with features like online play and...

Feature: Ten Years of Golden Sun

Ten Years of Golden Sun

Bask in its warm glory

2001 must have been a particularly good year for gaming: we just celebrated Pikmin's tenth anniversary, and now it's time to look back on the birth of RPG franchise Golden Sun. The original Golden Sun launched in North America on 11th November 2001, with sequel Golden Sun: The Lost Age following in early 2003. Created by RPG...

News: Mario Tennis 3DS Screenshots Are a Smash Hit

Mario Tennis 3DS Screenshots Are a Smash Hit

Camelot returns

Just because Mario Sports Mix combined multiple disciplines and the upcoming Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will include 50 sports doesn't mean Mario's gone Jack of all trades, master of none: he's still in pursuit of single sport excellence, as next year's tentatively titled Mario Tennis proves. The lawn tennis...

News: Lend Your Voice to the Save Our Shining Force Campaign

Lend Your Voice to the Save Our Shining Force Campaign

It could make all the difference

Thanks to the wonders of the Virtual Console, many Nintendo gamers have been introduced to the wonders of Sega's Shining Force and Shining Force II games, but sadly the series hit hard times during the Sega Saturn days, causing developer Camelot to part ways with Sega, and the series has never recovered. Several...

News: Camelot Excited by Challenges of 3DS Development

Camelot Excited by Challenges of 3DS Development

But keeps quiet on specifics

Camelot's Golden Sun: Dark Dawn certainly took its sweet time to arrive, with a seven year wait between Golden Sun: The Lost Age and the latest Adept adventure. Now the game is finished, however, what's developer Camelot looking forward to next? Like nearly every Nintendo fan it's the 3DS, of course. One of the two founding Takahashi brothers, Hiroyuki, was recently..

News: This Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Trailer is Bursting with Psynergy

This Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Trailer is Bursting with Psynergy

Through the fire and flames

There's not too long to wait until Golden Sun: Dark Dawn materialises on North American shores, so now's as good a time as any to take a look at the new Psynergy powers the Adepts will be using on their journey. Most of the spells on show in this new trailer will be familiar to gamers who've played previous titles in the series, but with the DS's 3D abilities they've..

News: New Golden Sun Trailer Light on Talk, Big on Excitement

New Golden Sun Trailer Light on Talk, Big on Excitement

Summons, battles and... Kraden?

With Golden Sun: Dark Dawn around six weeks away from the Western world, there isn't long left until we can get to grips with Camelot's newest RPG, its first in seven years. This trailer might just make that wait a little harder to bear, showing off as it does some of the new Summons, Psynergies and a returning character from the previous games. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn..

News: Europe Awakes to a Golden Sun on December 10th

Europe Awakes to a Golden Sun on December 10th

Dark Dawn dated

We had our fears that Golden Sun: Dark Dawn would land in 2011, but Nintendo's latest release schedule pins the game down for launch on Friday December 10th. If you want to catch up on our coverage in anticipation of what's sure to be one of DS's finest RPGs of the year, you can read our First Impressions and check out some Golden Sun: Dark Dawn videos to boot. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn..

News: Familiar Abilities Return in New Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Trailer

Familiar Abilities Return in New Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Trailer

Puzzles and battles in action

The anticipation for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn ramps up with each new video and droplet of information, but this latest trailer will be calmly reassuring to gamers who've experienced and loved Camelot's portable series over the past few years. Showcasing the game's Psynergy spells in both battle and dungeon sections, fans will be able to pick out many of the familiar..