Namco announces new RPG

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Namco's going small with this one though as their new RPG, Sigma Star Saga will be a Game Boy Advance exclusive. The game has humanity fighting for their lives against the Krill (there's almost a glaive joke here) and when humanity intercepts a Krill communication about their interest in six planets it's up to you to go in as a double agent and figure out the mystery behind the planets to help save humanity.
RPG Puts Fight for the Universe in Player’s Hands

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (January 20, 2005) – Leading video games publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that the epic space battle RPG Sigma Star Saga is coming exclusively to Game Boy® Advance in June 2005. Sigma Star Saga combines the rich storyline and exploration of an RPG with an action-packed shooter battle system, delivering gamers with the biggest adventure this side of the galaxy.

Humanity is struggling to survive against the Krill onslaught. Under constant attack, Allied Earth Federation intercepts a Krill communication that singles out six planets in the galaxy that they have taken particular interest in. Sent in as a double agent, players must discover the mystery of the six planets and help defeat the Krill from within before humanity’s time runs out!

“Sigma Star Saga is an action-packed adventure that continues Namco’s tradition of delivering the highest quality RPG experience, but now in the palm of your hand,” said Jeff Lujan, the Handheld Business Unit Director at Namco Hometek Inc. “This game’s great storyline, intense action, amazing sound and vibrant graphics all come together to create an original experience that’s not to be missed.”

By exploring the galaxy of Sigma Star Saga on foot, players can discover new parasitic Krill weaponry and gadgets in order to equip themselves and their spaceship. Additionally, players can collect up to 50 kinds of “Gun Data” and then combine them in simple combinations to customize and create their own unique weapon; such as “Spread Shot + Heat Seek + Explode”.

In Sigma Star Saga, players will find:

An action-packed space shooter battle system – the first of its kind for an RPG!
AAA graphics and sound
Customizable weapons with more than 50 different “Gun Data” items
A branching storyline with multiple endings

For more information about Sigma Star Saga, please visit the game’s official Web site at

Developed by WayForward ( and published by Namco Hometek Inc., Sigma Star Saga will be available exclusively for Game Boy Advance in June 2005.

About Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man World, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBAT. For more information about Namco and its products log onto

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