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Will There be a Golden Sun 4?


Will there be a Golden Sun 4?

This is a good question that I’ve seen numerous times, and one that I myself would greatly like answered.  Being a huge fan of the Golden Sun series, I was thrilled when the third installment arrived on the Nintendo DS back in December of 2010.  It had been seven years since the last Golden Sun game--Golden Sun: The Lost Age--was released, and by that point no one was really expecting another game.  I certainly wasn’t.

screen_GoldenSunDarkDawn_12Dark Dawn didn’t fail to bring back the joys that earlier installments offered, including an elaborate world map, battles and, of course, the beloved Djinn we all came to know and love.  A whole new cast of characters surfaced with the latest installment, mostly built up of the children of the Warriors of Vale themselves.  While I was disappointed by not seeing all the familiar faces I’d been hoping for, I was pleasantly surprised by the ones I did see.

Receiving a critic score of 80% and selling over 46,000 copies within the first four days of its release in Japan, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn was a huge success for its producer, Camelot, and one that we’ve wondered will be repeated.  Dark Dawn undoubtedly brought back nostalgic memories of our childhoods upon playing the first two installments of the game, yet took the story of Weyard to an entirely new chapter.  The ending was left on a cliffhanger, making it appear as though more to the story is possibly underway.  So...will there be a fourth installment to the Golden Sun series?  Will the story pick up where it left off and show fans what else is in store for our Adepts?

Despite many rumors spread by eager fans, no release of a fourth installment has been affirmed by an official source.  However, we were shown a bit of what Hiroyuki Takahashi, one of the main game developers, has in mind for the series in an interview he gave us upon the opening of their latest 3DS title, Mario Tennis Open, in July of this year.

Mr. Takahashi had been asked whether they’re planning to release another Golden Sun installment, considering the last one left fans on quite the cliffhanger.  His response to this was:

“I’m very pleased that you enjoyed Dark Dawn. RPGs take a very long time to make and need a lot of effort. As you will appreciate if you have played the game, the number of ideas that went into the story was rather substantial. When writing a story like that for a Golden Sun game, I really feel like I am pouring my soul into it and when I am finished, I always feel really drained. Everyone else working on the project also really devoted themselves to it, treating it like their life’s work. So it really is a huge encouragement to us to get a positive reaction from the people who play the game.

A big reason for us making RPGs comes from the requests from all the people who have enjoyed our RPGs in the past. Perhaps if there are enough Nintendo users asking for another game in the Golden Sun series, then this will naturally lead to the development of such a game.

Speaking personally from the perspective of the story, I think that honestly it may not be so likely because Golden Sun really requires a full effort to be put in. But of course, if there are enough people saying that we really must create another game, then we may just have to listen to them. Still, you would need to give me a bit of time to work on ideas for the story before we could release a fourth game in the series.”

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We fans can hope that, if we express enough interest in a fourth installment to the Golden Sun series, another game would be developed, but there are no promises from Camelot that such a game will ever come into existence.  As I stated above, I’m a huge Golden Sun fan and would do about anything to see another game.  (Erm, well, within reason, of course.)

Official source: Nintendo Gamer: Q&A -- Mario Tennis Open

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An American freelance writer, G.R. Bradley seeks a degree in English in hopes to enter the publishing industry as an editor. In the meanwhile, she bides her time writing novels, articles, biographies, and playing video games. A true gamer at heart, G.R. Bradley enjoys a wide array of video games, from classics such as the original Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda, to the latest Final Fantasy hits and Japanese RPGs.

24 Comments
  1. Date: May 30, 2013
    Author: ArcDargo

    NoooOooo! The first two Golden Sun games we great! And Dark Dawn was a watered down version. It was WAY too easy to beat. There was little to no challenge! If they do make a fourth game, two things need to happen. 1. NO cut off points! This pissed me off personally when I couldn’t 100% the game just because I didn’t go back and forth. 2. Cut out weapons having more than one unleash. This makes you crazy overpowered! Or make it harder to get the better unleashes. OR make it so you can upgrade weapons.
    I didn’t hate Dark Dawn, I was just…disappointed.

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  2. Date: May 30, 2013
    Author: Gorfinhofin

    Dark Dawn wasn’t a great game, but they definitely need to wrap up the plot. And hopefully a sequel will be closer to the quality of the original games we love.

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  3. Date: May 30, 2013
    Author: kloijigyu

    I really would like to see another installment of this series just to sum up the story if nothing else. I loved the first two games and played them over and over. The third game, as stated in another comment, was a little too easy, but I love the story It would be awesome to see a fourth game because I wanna know what happens next!!

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  4. Date: May 31, 2013
    Author: jundon

    hope that there will be usable light and dark adepts on the next sequel…..

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  5. Date: May 31, 2013
    Author: chris

    I love golden sun second one was the best game ever I’m a bit disappointed in the attitude of Mr takahashi it sounds like he can’t be bothered

    So I say this to him if you really don’t want to make more golden suns then make one more and the boss is Alex he’ll make is so we have to seal the lighthouses

    Now as for golden sun 3 it was easy to beat puzzles were too easy and story was iffy but when they can’t be bothered to make a game like golden sun , you can see why it went that way

    A lot of game designers and writers must be from lemuria *they have lost their spark*

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  6. Date: June 2, 2013
    Author: Nick

    I would DEFINITELY enjoy another Golden Sun game. As much as I loved GS:DD, I was kind of disappointed at the fact that they didn’t really advance the storyline I was hoping they would.

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  7. Date: June 2, 2013
    Author: JC Denton

    They completely wrecked the lore and setting of the series.

    Why did so much of Weyard change drastically in only 30 years? I understand some shifts in natural formation, but how the HELL did certain cities and civilizations pop up out of the blue? And where did the giant wall and other large architectures come from?

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  8. Date: June 3, 2013
    Author: Abhenav

    I personally feel that in making the game more accessible to the new players, they kind of alienated the old players. The game did not reveal much about the previous games and I would have loved it if Isaac had a larger role (Matthew is a clone but still different) and more of his power of the Golden Sun (does he even know about it!?).

    Also Camelot’s stance is disappointing as it was pretty obvious that the game needs a sequel. We still need to know what happened to Isaac and Garet (make em playable!!! – Isaac is a more popular char. and Tyrell is too stupid to use)

    Sign the petition here for GS 4!
    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/operation-sunrise/signatures

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  9. Date: June 6, 2013
    Author: kevo

    i LOVED the first two golden suns but i only like the third. It was too easy. The storyline, puzzles and 3d environment was amazing but getting stronger powers and battles were too easy to spend more time playing the game. i use to spend months replaying the first two golden suns, trying harder difficulty and i never got bored. the third on the other hand felt way too darn easy. I’d love to see a fouth Golden Sun on the store shelves for the 3DS. Just make it more challenging ok?

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  10. Date: June 12, 2013
    Author: Olakase

    I loved the first two golden sun, more than 100 hours of gameplay with both of them. The third one… well, i didn´t get able to play it, and i expected that the game would be released on Wii, but it never happened. I think camelot ruined everything releasing the game in the 3ds instead of the Wii, because at the moment they release it, there where more people with a wii than a 3ds.

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  11. Date: June 12, 2013
    Author: sasui

    i would like golden sun 4 but in the gba edition cause the ds is boring really and i wish that he didnt jump 30 years from tla

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  12. Date: June 24, 2013
    Author: Valium

    Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to
    protect against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on.
    Any recommendations?

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  13. Date: July 11, 2013
    Author: Julius

    They have to make a fourth installment…. Dark Dawn just ends “Spoilers” with this giant psynergy vortex next to the house….

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  14. Date: July 27, 2013
    Author: Siddiside

    They need to make a fourth one man i wanna know what happened. you can’t just give such a big cliffhanger and say we miiight make another one. i’ve never played golden sun 1 nor 2 i saw GS:DD on a game stop shelf and i was like “This looks fun let me buy it”. The only boss that pissed me off was the Chaos Chimera with him spamming shadow clash and retribution on me constantly killing karis but i did it. Please man make another one.

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  15. Date: August 6, 2013
    Author: Lexie

    I am a huge fan of the GS series. However I felt DD was too short and too easy. The plot was good, just not the actual ingame adventure.
    I do hope they make a fourth one to tie up DD. Then they can never make a GS game ever again.
    If they do decide to make a fourth game, please make it longer, a more extensive story line and the resurfacing of our previous Vale heroes.

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  16. Date: September 22, 2013
    Author: MissSuu

    I’m a huge fan of Golden Sun myself, and would love to see a 4th installment to the series, if only to wrap things up. I certainly wasn’t expecting a 3rd game, and it honestly was a bit of a disappointment. It was a lot easier to beat than the other 2 games, which would take me forever to figure out. And DD didn’t feature some of our favorite characters from the original games. If there will be a 4th game, I’d love to see a higher difficulty level, less hand-holding, and more of the original protagonists.

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  17. Date: September 23, 2013
    Author: noname

    There needs to be another golden sun game! i am not pleased with the way it ended in the 3rd game!!

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  18. Date: November 7, 2013
    Author: Siluna

    Yes, a fourth installment to wrap up the storyline would be lovely! I feel like a reader who just discovered that her favorite book series is ending because the author passed away. Thus no resolution to the story.
    If you leave a cliffhanger, then my humble opinion, you are somewhat obligated to finish it! After three years, Dark Dawn might as well have never been released. Thus saving fans the agony of wondering when a 4th will come… if ever (knock on some wood).

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  19. Date: December 5, 2013
    Author: anonymous

    I’m dying to know what happened to Felix. Also, ending Dark Dawn with a cliffhanger like that is just teasing fans.

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  20. Date: December 13, 2013
    Author: Tyler durden

    I am seriously in great hunger for GS4 – 3ds would be a great system platform or Wii U, I’d play it on anything. With the time I played the game and grew to love gphe characters and storyline – I have got to have an ending or I will feel so cheated with the way that dark dawn ended with expectation for more however, that was three years ago. Please, let this come true! GS4 FTW!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Date: December 30, 2013
    Author: Megg

    GS DD was too short and inconclusive a 4th game needs to be made to wrap up the series at least, if possible make it longer and try and include the original protagonists especially Felix cuz it doesn’t seem right for him to just disappear completely so yeah a 4th game would be nice thanks :)

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  22. Date: March 5, 2014
    Author: Naomi

    Hopefully there will be another Golden Sun Game ! But please for 3Ds :D I love the Characters from Golden Sun Dark Dawn xD Please make a 4th Game =33

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  23. Date: March 29, 2014
    Author: spawnsteel

    When the first game I ever got for the gba was golden sun I have always enjoyed the entire series. But with the cliffhanger of gs:dd the series needs a 4th game to finish what was started in the 3rd game if nothing else.

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  24. Date: April 8, 2014
    Author: has

    golden sun is the BEST.It has many attachments with us. Plz make golden sun 4.

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