Rodea the Sky Solider from Kadokawa Games and Yuji Naka’s PROPE studio now has a release date for it’s western launch from NIS America. Coming to both Wii U and 3DS, the game will be launching in both physical and digital formats this September, coming to North America on September 22nd and Europe on September 25th. Last month, the Wii U version of the game was previously confirmed to also come bundled with a Wii copy in the first print run.
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Santa Ana, Calif. (April 2, 2015) – NIS America is extremely excited to announce that Rodea the Sky Soldier is coming to North America on September 22 and Europe on September 25 for Nintendo Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS™! First print copies of the Wii U™ version of Rodea the Sky Soldier will also come packaged with the Wii™ version of the game. The Nintendo Wii U™ and 3DS™ versions will also be available digitally on the Ninteno eShop. The brainchild of Yuji Naka and Zin Hasegawa, Rodea the Sky Soldier brings speed and adventure together in this new journey through the sky.
About the game:
1,000 years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire sent an army of machine soldiers to invade the sky kingdom of Garuda. Thanks to the efforts of Princess Cecilia and Rodea, a machine soldier
who promised to protect Garuda, Emperor Geardo’s assault was thwarted. In present day, a spirited inventor named Ion discovers an abandoned robot that has fallen into disrepair in the heart of a scorching desert. Upon completing her repairs, the robot stirs to life and reveals itself to be none other than Rodea. Stunned to find himself in the future, Rodea learns that the Naga Empire is no more and that Garuda has known peace for 1,000 years. But this peace was not meant to last, for the forces of Naga have returned to wage war against Garuda. Remembering the promise he made 1,000 years ago, Rodea takes to the skies to defend Garuda from the Naga Empire once again.
Touch the Sky – Complete each mission by traversing the aerial kingdom of Garuda while solving puzzles and demolishing enemies! Upgrade your flight capabilities and take full control of the air to discover secrets of the past and hints of the future.
Delightful Tinkering – Explore each level and shatter enemies to collect Gears and Gravitons which Ion can use in her workshop to upgrade Rodea with new abilities and weapons, from upgrading his stats (such as health, attack damage, and speed) to powerful weapons.
Colossal Battles – Engage in battles on an epic scale as you combat the massive automatons of the Naga army. Dodge and weave in acrobatic combat as you evade the behemoths’ attacks and locate their weaknesses.
Endless Hours of Fun – Replay your favorite levels to better your time and uncover numerous hidden objectives and items. Upgrade your functions to set new speed records and increase your score.