I'm sure some of you remember the Golden Sun
series from the GBA. I guess you could call it a series - that's how I think of it. In reality, it was just two games: Golden Sun
and Golden Sun: The Lost Age
. Both were developed by Camelot Software Planning. I really am not sure as to where those guys stand - I thought that they were independent, but with strong ties with Nintendo, but seriously, I have no idea. I won't make any long story, but the ending is that I loved the shit out of those games, and I've been hoping for a Golden Sun 3. Being the complete whore that I am, I pay a visit to the Camelot Software Planning
website, just to take a peek. Who knows, you know? Maybe they might let something slip there - possibly a hint of a new game they're working on? Hey, I already said that I'm a whore.
Since I'm generally not one of those Japanese-speaking types, I plug the Camelot website into Google translator to see if I can find something in the jumble of words. Generally I'm looking for a "it does to be, the solar, third gold" or something similar. Just today, though, I noticed a strange little word at the bottom of the page: "Xbox." Of course, what kind of matlockery goes without images with paint scribblings? Not this one, sir:
I know - I'm ashamed of myself as well. I've descended into the pits of Internet Hell. But it is
a very strange word to have sitting at the bottom of your website, isn't it? There certainly could be some strange words in Japanese that, when plugged into a somewhat unreliable translator, translate to "Xbox," instead of the correct word, but it would be very peculiar if there happened to be such a case.
I'm not trying to jump to any conclusions here - I'm just throwing this out there for observation. If something were to be going on between Camelot and Microsoft, my only guess would be that there might be discussions of putting a Shining Force
game on there, but I believe that the license for that is currently owned by Sega, so my only ideas would be that by some fluke, there will be a GS3 for a Microsoft system, or a new IP. But I certainly understand that there might not be anything going on here. After all, this is the result of some nasty matlockery. read