|Shining and the Darkness ||1991||Mega Drive|
|Shining Force||1991||Mega Drive|
|Shining Force Gaiden||1992||Game Gear|
|Shining Force 2||1993||Mega Drive|
|Shining Force Gaiden 2: The Sword of Hajya||1993||Game Gear|
|Shining Force CD||1994||Mega CD|
|Shining Force Gaiden 3: The Final Conflict||1995||Game Gear|
Sonic Co. (also known as "Sonic Software Planning" and "Team Sonic" - not "Sonic Team")
was created for the developement of Shining & the Darkness. At the time the company consisted of
Hiroyuki and Shugo Takahashi, Yasuhiro Taguchi and a secretary.
Originally Hiroyuki Takahashi and Yasuhiro
Taguchi were programmers for Climax, prior to joining Sega. Being such a small team,
they approached their friends at Climax to assist them in the production of the the game.
Though Hiroyuki Takahashi was the producer of the game,
the group leader was Mr Naito, who is now the head of Climax.
The rest of the Shining games were developed without the aid of Climax,
by the Takahashi brothers as Sonic Co. As a Sega developer the Sonic name
was used - the name Camelot Software Planning was only used when they were
developing for other companies, such as Sony and Nintendo.
By the time of Shining Force III the team had grown somewhat and were able to develop
games without assistance, and as such Sega allowed the company to use this
name when producing Shining Force III.
It sad that problems between Sega and Camelot resulted in that Camelot will not be continuing the Shining series.
As stated recently again on the their Website that any enquiries about that should go to Sega, since it's theirs now.
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