Golden Sun: Dark Dawn sets November 29

Nintendo has dated its eagerly-anticipated Nintendo DS role-playing game Golden Sun: Dark Dawn for a November 29 release.

It makes my bones creak thinking that it’s been seven years since the release of the Game Boy Advance title, Golden Sun: The Lost Age, but yup… here we are. Dark Dawn takes place 30 years after the events of the original Golden Sun and its sequel, introducing  both dual-screen and touch controls to the series. Chad played it at E3 and gave it 4 out of 5 “amazing.”

Personally, I have to wonder why Nintendo waited to release this title until after the real holiday rush. Pushing this release prior to the post-Thanksgiving retail stampede probably would have helped sales a bit. The November 29 release is a bit in “no-man’s land,” where most parents and significant others have done the bulk of their holiday shopping. I guess when Dark Dawn sells a fraction of the number of copies that it could have, we should all act shocked.

Nick Chester