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WayForward Announces Sigma Star Saga for Modern Consoles and PC

The classic shoot-’em-up/RPG returns in 2025

Valencia, Calif. – July 8, 2024 – In the year 2005, WayForward took gamers across the galaxy to discover new worlds and alien species. Twenty years later, it’s time to go back! As revealed at Anime Expo, independent game studio WayForward is proud to announce that Sigma Star Saga — the Game Boy Advance sci-fi adventure that combines elements of 2D space shooters and RPGs — is scheduled to return in 2025. Licensed by Bandai Namco Entertainment and powered by Limited Run Games’ Carbon Engine, this highly requested cult classic will be released on modern consoles and PC, as well as on a Game Boy Advance-compatible repro cart.

Featuring a unique mix of top-down planetary exploration and side-scrolling shoot-’em-up space battles, Sigma Star Saga casts players as Allied Earth Federation pilot Ian Recker, who infiltrates the alien Krill Empire as a double agent in a last-ditch effort to save mankind from their onslaught. To do so, Recker must work with both humans and the Krill, exploring six planets utilizing an ever-expanding set of tools and abilities, and jumping into the cockpit to engage enemy forces in intense shmup-style combat using more than 70 different Gun Data items. Gorgeous pixel-art graphics, epic boss battles, and a twist-filled story with multiple endings await. Additional details about Sigma Star Saga, including information on platform availability and news about physical editions, will be shared in the months leading up to the game’s launch. For more info about Sigma Star Saga and other WayForward titles, please visit www.wayforward.com and follow @wayforward on social media.

Key Features

  • The GBA classic returns after 20 years!
  • Top-down RPG-style exploration mixed with action-packed space-shooter battles!
  • Survive as a double agent for the humans and the Krill, and discover the secret of the six planets
  • Stunning pixel-art graphics and fantastic soundtrack
  • Explore using tools like the Scanner, Krill Boots, Wings, and more
  • Customize your ship with more than 70 different Gun Data items
  • Branching story with multiple endings

About WayForward

Based in Valencia, California, WayForward was founded in 1990 and has remained an independent game developer for more than 30 years. We are home to many talented individuals including programmers, environment artists, animators, modelers, illustrators, audio wizards, designers, and team leaders. With the new avenues for distributing games directly to fans we are finally able to make the games we have always wanted to.