1. Celine

    Member OP

    First off salute to all RetroERA.

    Yesterday it was held the "3rd Game Business Archive" in Japan featuring Masato Maegawa (Treasure), Masamitsu Niitani (Compile) and Hiroyuki Takahashi (Camelot).
    There Hiroyuki Takahashi expressed his desire to develop Shining Force 4.
    Of course it's always a matter if the original Publisher wants to fund a sequel on one of its IPs and I think the chance for Sega to want to fund a new Shining Force are quite low.
    There were other interesting tidbits from this conference related mostly to Mega Drive.

    - Shining in the Darkness shipped 300K in Japan, he noted that at the time it was about half the MD install base in Japan (Note from me: actually , as March 1991, MD had shipped 1.90 million units in Japan).

    - Shining Force CD was kind of a practice exercise for Mega CD, so they decided to add bonuses.

    - Hiroyuki Takahashi would like to make Shining Force 4

    - Gunstar Heroes shipped about 70K in Japan and 200K abroad. The first production run in Japan was 10K and sold out instantly.
    Unfortunately it was slow to ramp up production.

    - Masato Maegawa complains about the lack of communication with Sega.
    Treasure didn't get any support from them during the development of Yu Yu Hakusho (MD).
    Treasure was developing mainly for the oversea markets.

    - Masato Maegawa is asking for a Mega Drive Mini.

    Thanks to VGDensetsu for the info:
  2. Hours Left

    Hours Left

    I’ll take one.
  3. Morgan J

    Morgan J

    If its even close to SF I and II (haven't played III) I would buy it in a heartbeat.
  4. KZXcellent


    I'd love for Camelot to finish Golden Sun. Leaving their last game on a cliffhanger is worse than when the series was first dormant.
  5. Possumowner


    Would love a new Shining Force,oh and I'll take a megadrive mini
  6. I'd rather a Shining The Holy Ark sequel/spiritual successor, but I certainly wouldn't be upset at the prospect of another Force.
  7. Samurai_Heart


    Think I read that they wanted to do a Breath of Fire game as well but Capcom probably destroyed/killed the series after killing off their BoF6 -__- mobile game.
  8. Symbios63


    I would be so hyped for this...
  9. Treasure still lives?

    Sin & Punishment 3 when?
  10. Augemitbutter


    i would cry. but it will never happen :(

    what did compile say?
  11. Ichimoto


    I'd buy it, so much...
  12. Rob2K19


    Much rather Golden Sun since it is nowhere near finished.
  13. Celine

    Member OP

    Nope, it's just that many years ago Capcom was publishing one of their golf game so fans speculated that maybe Camelot could be doing a new Breath of Fire too.


    What's interesting about the interview above is that Takahashi bros. confirmed how part of Camelot's RPG team defected around 2005.
  14. Symbios63


    I would take a Shining Force 3 remaster as well...with all three scenarios on one disk/cartridge...
  15. sfortunato


    They haven't been developing anything worthwhile since 2009 (Sin and Punishment 2). They are a tiny team, after all. I think they are done in making original games.
  16. Wouldn't that be the day.

    It's just not happening, though, since SEGA's not gonna license to Camelot on account of their mutual dislike. Shinning Force III Scenario 3's development turned rough largely because SEGA abandoned Saturn developers like Camelot to focus on the Dreamcast. Camelot got so mad about this that they hid developer rants inside the Premium Disc! So they went to Nintendo for an easier gig, and I don't blame them. But I'd love to see a new wargame from Camelot which resembles Shining Force in style and play, hopefully without a repeat of Tear Ring Saga.

    Niitani sure doesn't look too good. I hope his puzzle game's doing well enough to drag him out of poverty. And where has Treasure been?
  17. Ichimoto


    This, totally this!
  18. Robin

    Restless Insomniac Moderator

    Man that would be rad as heck. Never thought I'd hear anything about Shining again. Also I have to admit, I didn't know that dev team was the dev that made the Shining series, I just knew them from their Nintendo titles, pretty cool to learn the history!
  19. Rune


    I would love a new proper Shining Force so much. Too bad Sega doesn't care at all.
  20. CaviarMeths


    Logistically, that could be very difficult. Doesn't seem like they had a great working relationship with Sega and they've long since partnered with Nintendo. Not sure how binding that partnership is, but they've developed exclusively for Nintendo platforms for nearly 20 years now.

    They could do a spiritual successor though.
  21. Kyoufu


    I'd buy 5 copies. Also re-release SF3 trilogy while you're at it!
  22. Facism


    I wouldn't say no.
  23. Dark_Castle


    Just remake Shining Force 3, combine all 3 parts into one definitive package with HD visual and modern console/PC port and bam. I've never played this series before outside of the two ARPG SF games on PS2 but the gameplay looks to be up my alley.
  24. HPH


    We need a Treasure comeback.
  25. Ahri

    Lying PR Verafied

    I would really love to see this happen.
    But you know what would be even better ? Golden Sun (new one, remake or even a remaster at this point)...
  26. Jiggaloboy


    Shining Force 4!!! As much as I'd love to see it happen I won't even begin to get my hopes up.

    This would be amazing as well but I fear it is just as much of a pipe dream.
  27. Cless


    I'd be there on day one. Last sf I played was 3, and I'd love to play another compelling tactics rpg. Games such as Crash or Ratchet being launched at cheaper prices have done extremely well, so maybe there's a chance, Sega!
  28. Max Payne

    Max Payne

    Well, I don't believe we'll ever see it happen, but I'd buy day one probably. Even if my gaming taste has changed since then.
  29. As long as it's not a spinoff or a mobile game then I wouldn't say no.
  30. Segafreak


    Can we first get Shining Force 3 translated and cleaned up for the current generation please?
  31. Miggy


    Finish Golden Sun, Camelot. I need it.
  32. Windrunner


    For the love of god, please, new Treasure and Camelot games on Switch.
  33. It'd be nice if camelot revived some of their IPs but it would be sweet as heck if they revived golden sun and made high poly models and good visuals for Switch. I'd buy that in a heartbeat, for sure. If not, though, I guess I'd check out a new shining force game.
  34. Chance Hale

    Chance Hale

    One day those promised treasure ports will continue coming to steam ;-;

    Ikaruga couldn’t have tanked that bad to not at least cover costs right?
  35. Slime


    Damn it. Why'd they have to do this to me?
  36. Sabretooth


    I never played Golden Sun: Dark Dawn despite the first two games being my all-time favourite JRPGs. Somehow the idea of continuing that story just didn't appeal to me.

    But Golden Sun still is my favourite JRPG of all time though, so I am absolutely down for any RPG Camelot makes.
  37. Buzzi


    Well yeah, not like one of your most hyped RPG series is stuck with a cliffhanger since 8 years.
  38. IrishNinja


    where you at @Laevateinn

    goddamn sega....DAY FUCKIN' 1, i'd be all over this

    i mean a proper genesis mini would be dope too, but in a world of animu fire emblem, we need more shining force so very badly

    related: if anyone sees Premium Disc for a good price, holla!

    PS: much love to shining force central, im still working on SF III ep 2 thanks to y'all
  39. Cleve


    I'd be all over this! Shining Force 3 was one of my favorite games of the 32 bit era, I'm still bummed that we never got chapters 2 & 3 here. I struggled to play chapter 2 with a translation printed out from gamefaqs but never finished it.

    I'd love to get a translated updated sf3 package too, but that may just be a bit more work than they could get paid for these days. I know we're a small fan base.
  40. Egida


    I've played Dark Dawn, but it'd be better to just reboot Golden Sun. That flashy, fast combat in HD, it would be incredible.
  41. Serviam


    Oh hells yes. Holy ark is awesome. Reminds me to start playing it again on my Saturn.
    I could go for a sequel to that and SF4.
  42. Rainrir

    Attempted to circumvent ban with alt account Member

    Holy Ark had terrible balance for the casters towards the end of the game.

    That said, I think it is hyper unlikely (outlined in my Media Create post). I wouldn't mind if it happens though.
  43. Samurai_Heart


    Hmmm interesting wonder where the RPG team went.
  44. Shining Force is cool but I wish Camelot would do a new Golden Sun (which is not likely since the last one bombed).
  45. sir_crocodile


    Would be wonderful. I wonder if any of the people they fell out with at sega are still around?

    I'd also love a SF3 remaster with all three scenarios & pd content. Best SRPG of all time.
  46. Luxorek


    I'm gonna join people who say they want that Golden Age Dark Dawn sequel. C'mon Camelot, do it.
  47. UmbriaPauly


    Omfg omfg omfg omfg shining force 2 is one of my all time favourite games omgg
  48. Mikoby


    Shining Force 2 is one of my favourite games. I need that remake of 3 and a brand new Shining Force game would be pretty pretty pretty good.
  49. Y'know what'd be amazing on the Switch? Golden Sun 4. :D

    Heck, I'd settle for a remake of the first two combined with extra dungeons and whatnot.
  50. Umgawa


    Gimme gimme gimme!

    Man, it would be really cool if they get this going.
    As already mentioned, a remake of the force games would be amazing!