Back in May, Nyu Media announced that their rights to publish the original version of Croixleur Sigma from 2014 were coming to an end and that the game would be delisted. However, after that original release, developer souvenir circ. teamed up with publisher Playism to remaster the game for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and most recently, the Nintendo Switch.
And now we’ve come full (souvenir) circle as Playism has brought the newer edition of the game to Steam as Croixleu Sigma – Deluxe Edition. So yes, the game is back but that original PC version remains delisted and probably won’t see a legitimate release ever again.
I’ve updated the game’s page on the site with info about the new release but this one seems different enough that I’m not going to label it as a relisting. Thanks to @ViperAcidZX for pointing out the new release.
Nyu Media, purveyors of Japanese indie PC titles, announced a sad but fond farewell to one of their releases today. The “high speed hack-and-slash action game” Croixleur Sigma will be removed from Steam (as well as sites like Humble Bundle, Gamersgate, and Rice Digital) on June 1st. Why? Nyu’s license to the game has ended for now but it continues to be available from other publishers on PlayStation 4, Vita, and most recently, the Nintendo Switch.
“If you have Croixleur Sigma in your wishlist, now might be a good time to pull the trigger! Our license to sell Croixleur Sigma has expired and delist the title from the Steam store and other distributors on June 1st.
You can expect to see more Croixleur-related developments from souvenir circ. and PLAYISM in the near future, but Nyu Media is signing off.
It has been an honor and a pleasure to bring this title overseas. MANY thanks to everyone who has supported the game, the developer souvenir circ., and your humble publisher Nyu Media!”
Answering the pleas of fans on Steam, Nyu is even putting the game and its soundtrack on a 65% Off sale between May 30th and 31st. I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a game page on the site soon. Thanks to Yuzu Merce for pointing us toward the news!