Players: 1 Player Game | Genre: Action/RPG
Release Date: 08/16/05
With the rumors of Nintendo announcing an even more advanced GBA: SP with wifi and 'net play at E3, you can guess that "N" is expecting its fans to hold on to the Gameboy franchise just a bit longer. And to keep people who are diehard fans or just don't have the bucks to swing for a expensive new portable, a slew of new GBA games are coming our way in 2005/2006.
One that stands out is Sigma Star Saga by Namco
The story of Sigma Star Saga takes place in a time where Humanity is embroiled in a conflict with an enemy known as the "Krill." After being under constant attack, human-ity's Allied Earth Federation intercepts a Krill communication that reveals their interest in six particular planets in the galaxy. Players will play as a double agent, who is charged with discovering why the Krill are so interested in these planets.
Gameplay-wise, Sigma Star Saga is an action RPG with "shooter" elements. Players will be able to commandeer Krill weaponry and gadgets to adequately equip themselves and their spaceships. On foot, the protagonist's weapon of choice is a gun, which the player will be able to customize by combining 50 different "Gun Data" items. Effects granted upon the gun by these items include "Spread Shot," "Heat Seek," and "Ex-plode."
The game also promises 20+ hours of gameplay and many alternate endings.
Expect a June 2005 release date.