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GBA Classic Sigma Star Saga Returns in 2025

Sigma Star Saga Artwork

Twenty years after its initial Game Boy Advance release, developer WayForward is bringing back Sigma Star Saga in 2025. It’s expected to come out for PC, “modern platforms”, and even the GBA again, as a reproduction cart. It will run on Limited Run Games’ proprietary Carbon Engine, which enables porting of classic games to more recent hardware.

Here’s the announcement via WayForward’s X/Twitter account:

Sigma Star Saga is a sci-fi adventure that plays like a 2D shmup mixed with RPG elements. It was released as the GBA era was coming to an end, gradually being replaced by the DS. Our 2005 review by Neal Chandran speaks volumes about its replayability (four endings!) and how he thinks the story is its main selling point.

Sigma Star Saga Overview

Featuring a unique mix of top-down planetary exploration and side-scrolling shoot-’em-up space battles, Sigma Star Saga lets you suit up 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, you 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.

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

GBA Screenshots

Sigma Star Saga will be released for modern platforms (we don’t know which ones yet), PC, and GBA in 2025.

Stay tuned for updates as we get more details about this game, including its exact launch date, which console it will be available on, and more info regarding physical editions.

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about RPG games (specifically JRPGs), new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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