|Camelot Co. Ltd.|
Logo of Camelot Software Planning.
|Founded||1990; 28 years ago|
|Key people||Hiroyuki Takahashi|
|Website||Official site (Japanese)|
Camelot Co. Ltd. (株式会社キャメロット), doing business as Camelot Software Planning, is a Japanese video game developer established in 1990 under the name SEGA CD4, but quickly renamed to Sonic! Software Planning. Named after Sonic the Hedgehog, they were closely involved with SEGA and responsible for initial development of the Shining series. In 1995, there was a brief period where they worked for Sony Computer Entertainment in addition to creating Shining products.
Influence in the McLeodGaming media
In Super Smash Flash 2, Waluigi, a character created by Camelot designer Fumihide Aoki to be Luigi's rival and Wario's partner in the Nintendo 64 Camelot-developed title, Mario Tennis, is set to become a playable character in a future game update for SSF2 representing the Wario universe—a result of him being Wario's "partner in crime" in almost every spin-off appearance he has ever had—as opposed to the Mario universe as he does in the official Super Smash Bros. series, where Waluigi appears only as an Assist Trophy.
On the other hand, Isaac, the silent protagonist from the original Golden Sun and a recurring character in last two games of the series, also makes an appearance as a playable character alongside with the stage, Venus Lighthouse, based on the third dungeon found in the original game.