Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (Nintendo DS)

The vibrant graphics, rich role-playing action and imaginative storyline of the original Golden Sun™ series for the Game Boy™ Advance system made it a hand-held gaming classic. Today, Nintendo introduces a fresh chapter in this acclaimed series with the launch of Golden Sun™: Dark Dawn. The game is only available exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems, this bold new Golden Sun installment finds the descendents of the previous games’ heroes fighting to protect the world of Weyard from a mysterious and powerful threat.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn takes place 30 years after the events of 2003′s Golden Sun™: The Lost Age, where the world of Weyard has recovered its vitality through the immense power of the Golden Sun. Continents have shifted, creating new nations and landscapes, and new species have emerged. But along with these changes, the next generation now faces new dangers. What begins as a simple journey turns into a dramatic quest to save the land from catastrophe as players are drawn into a world full of magical energy.

In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, players will encounter dangerous enemies as they strive to collect more than 70 different Djinn – mysterious elemental creatures that are used to summon powerful spirits in battle. As they explore the vast and beautifully rendered world of Weyard, players use the stylus on their Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ or Nintendo DSi XL™ system to control character movements, enter battle commands and use magical abilities by releasing Psynergy – spells connected to the elemental forces.

“Golden Sun: Dark Dawn delivers a planet-sized quest to explore and conquer,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “The game’s memorable characters, brilliant graphics and multifaceted game play will satisfy fans of the original Golden Sun games, and the rich storyline and intuitive touch-screen controls will help newcomers to dive right in.”

For more information about Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, visit http://goldensun.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.ca.