Last month, NIS America announced their plans for several game releases later this year, which included Rodea the Sky Soldier, the latest game from Yuji Naka & his development studio, Prope. The game recently launched in Japan on Wii U and 3ds, with the Wii u version also being bundled with a Wii version of the game, probably for fans who have been waiting since it’s original announcement for the Wii several years ago before being moved to the Wii U.
While there wasn’t any info about whether western audiences would receive the Wii version, NISA announced this month that first print copies of the Wii u game will come with the Wii version included, which could be good for anyone still without a Wii u but owns a Wii console.
Probably most known for his work in creating Sonic the Hedgehog, Naka also worked on NiGHTs into dreams , which seems to be the spiritual predecessor to Rodea the sky soldier.
————— Original Press Release Below —————-
Santa Ana, Calif. (March 4, 2015) – NIS America is thrilled to announce that 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 Wii version will be exclusive to the retail version of the game and available for the
first printing. This is currently planned for both North America and Europe. Players will be
delighted to experience creator Yuji Naka’s original vision for Rodea!
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! Take full control of the air to discover secrets of the
past and hints of the future.
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 gear to set new speed records and increase your
Competitive Multiplayer – Exclusive to the Wii version of the game, players can challenge their
friends to see who has gained true mastery of the skies!