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    The Golden Sun Shines Again in November

    It has been far too long since the last Golden Sun could be seen on the horizon, but now it is before us once again. Happy times are sure to follow.

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    Whether Nintendo brings it out here (instead of Japan) before the end of the year has yet to be determined, but I wouldn't plan on it, not after it took so long to localize The Lost Age way back when.
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    I never got into the first two games, but this one does look pretty on the DS.
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    I'm fairly certain that Nov. 29 is the offical American release date, at least according to this article. Why would it say "Has nearly arrived in America" and then give a Japanese release date after that?

    http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=25161

    I was also starting to worry that it wouldn't be released this year, but hopefully its confirmed to be an English/Worldwide release.
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    I made my reserve not too long ago. Though I'm late to the Golden Sun bandwagon, I can't wait to play this game
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenGod View Post
    I'm fairly certain that Nov. 29 is the offical American release date, at least according to this article. Why would it say "Has nearly arrived in America" and then give a Japanese release date after that?

    http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=25161

    I was also starting to worry that it wouldn't be released this year, but hopefully its confirmed to be an English/Worldwide release.
    This certainly does sound like a NA release date article to me.... either that or their PR is dumb.

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    Is it worth tracking down the first two before playing this? I never got around to playing them.

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    Any GBA/DS interconnectivity going on with this? I remember you could import your GS save into TLA, via either link cable or various levels of passwords. I know a few games have extra stuff if you play them with a certain GBA title in the system, so it's possible, I just wonder if anything's been said yes or no on the matter.
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    Huh, yeah, I got confused (that happens sometimes). Guess I know what'll be in my DS slot around that time. As for GBA connectivity, it'd be great, but then Nintendo would have to exclude all the DSi owners. That could happen, but I wouldn't count on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenGod View Post
    I'm fairly certain that Nov. 29 is the offical American release date, at least according to this article. Why would it say "Has nearly arrived in America" and then give a Japanese release date after that?

    http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=25161

    I was also starting to worry that it wouldn't be released this year, but hopefully its confirmed to be an English/Worldwide release.
    In addition to that point, there is the fact that this press release is in English and posted by the US branch of the company. If this were about the Japanese release date only, they would not have announced its release in a press release to the US media. It makes more sense to me that this would be the Western release date that is being announce. Has Nintendo Japan announced when the game would be released on their side?
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    GS-DS is much different than the older games, anyways. We've already seen localized gameplay, and the game was even ANNOUNCED at an American trade show. It's clear they have an American audience in mind with this game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freykin View Post
    Is it worth tracking down the first two before playing this? I never got around to playing them.
    They did a backtrack podcast for the first two games in May: RPG Backtrack - Episode 16

    I can't quite remember what they said. But I think you would be playing them to get up to speed with the game-play, rather than wanting to catch up with the story.

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    I don't believe the plot is terribly connected to the first two games. It's a generation or so apart, so setting and backstory come from GS1+2. The plot itself sounds kind of stand-alone-ish. If anything, there will be a minor recap at the start of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He Who Lurks View Post
    Any GBA/DS interconnectivity going on with this? I remember you could import your GS save into TLA, via either link cable or various levels of passwords. I know a few games have extra stuff if you play them with a certain GBA title in the system, so it's possible, I just wonder if anything's been said yes or no on the matter.
    Don't take my word for it, but i seem to recall GS 2 giving you a completion code at the end...

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    Original Golden Sun gave you a code with the completed save game for you to input into The Lost Age which carried other Djinn, levels etc of the original party. So far there's no word about interconnectivity between Dark Dawn and the other 2. I personally think it's unlikely, partly because of the time gap between game releases, but that's just random musing.
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    NDS can definitely read any and all data on the inserted Slot 2 card including save data in NDS mode. And in GBA mode too (heh). Knights in the Nightmare checks for the Yggdra Union card in Slot 2. If it is there, certain game elements will change. I don't know of any game that actually reads Slot 2 save data though.
    For me, it seems inappropriate to do a save transfer. I would rather start a new adventure.

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    NDS certainly can. Not the DSi, and Nintendo has plugged that thing for awhile. It'd be nice to get something from completed save data of The Lost Age, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Severin Mira View Post
    Original Golden Sun gave you a code with the completed save game for you to input into The Lost Age which carried other Djinn, levels etc of the original party. So far there's no word about interconnectivity between Dark Dawn and the other 2. I personally think it's unlikely, partly because of the time gap between game releases, but that's just random musing.
    Oh god those codes. I'd like to hope that they learned a lesson from that code and never try to do things that way again.

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    Nintendo is running away from the gba slot fast so I'm not sure they will even do something like that. I know pokemon did it but the GBA games had code to link up to gamecubes and let them access pokemon boxes plus when diamond and pearl hit the DS and the DS lite were in their prime. No the DSi and the upcoming 3ds are their focus which have no GBA slot....

    then again even if it's been too long they might let you put in your code for lost age...err...maybe not?(no telling)
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