Camelot SP

Logo displayed upon startup of both GBA Golden Sun titles.

Camelot Software Planning is a Japanese video game developer that partnered with Nintendo to develop Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. Established in 1990, Camelot also created several games in the Mario Tennis and Mario Golf series. Prior to their relationship with Nintendo, Camelot was credited with Hot Shots Golf and games in the older Shining Force series of tactical RPGs.

Camelot was originally a sub-division of SEGA known as Sonic! Software Planning that was formed to create the Shining in the Darkness game for the Sega Mega Drive.

In 1995, Camelot officially separated from Sega but agreed to keep developing the Shining games and would not release any games for rival systems that would hurt the Shining franchise.

In late 1998, Sega began focusing their resources on the Dreamcast, leaving Camelot with their last scenario for Shining Force 3 for the Sega Saturn in jeopardy. Camelot wrapped up Shining Force III and formed a partnership with Nintendo.

Gameography (in Japanese release date order)Edit

  • Shining in the Darkness — 1991 (Mega Drive/Genesis)
  • Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention — 1992 (Mega Drive/Genesis)
  • Shining Force Gaiden — 1992 (Sega Game Gear)
  • Shining Force Gaiden II: Sword of Hayja — 1993 (Sega Game Gear)
  • Shining Force II: Ancient Sealing — 1993 (Mega Drive/Genesis)
  • Shining Force CD — 1994 (Sega CD)
  • Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict — 1995 (Sega Game Gear)
  • Shining Wisdom — 1995 (Sega Saturn)
  • Beyond the Beyond — 1995 (PlayStation)
  • Shining the Holy Ark — 1996 (Sega Saturn)
  • Hot Shots Golf — 1997 (PlayStation)
  • Shining Force III — 1997 (Sega Saturn)
  • Shining Force III Scenario 2 — 1998 (Sega Saturn)
  • Shining Force III Scenario 3 — 1998 (Sega Saturn)
  • Shining Force III Premium Disc — 1998 (Sega Saturn)
  • Mario Golf — 1999 (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color)
  • Mario Tennis — 2000 (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color)
  • Golden Sun — 2001 (Game Boy Advance)
  • Golden Sun: The Lost Age — 2002 (Game Boy Advance)
  • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour — 2003 (Nintendo GameCube)
  • Mario Golf: Advance Tour — 2004 (Game Boy Advance)
  • Mario Power Tennis — 2004 (Nintendo GameCube)
  • Mario Tennis: Power Tour — 2005 (Game Boy Advance)
  • We Love Golf - 2007 (Nintendo Wii)
  • New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis - 2009 (Nintendo Wii)
  • Golden Sun: Dark Dawn - 2010 (Nintendo DS)
  • Mario Tennis Open - 2012 (Nintendo 3DS)

Future ReleasesEdit


  • I Love Golf - online golf title, available on Japan's G-Planet service. (PC)
  • Next-Generation RPG — TBA (Wii)

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