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Rodea the Sky Soldier Coming to North America, Europe on Wii U, 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - February 19, 2015, 7:53 pm PST
Total comments: 8

NIS America is bringing over the air-focused action game from Yuji Naka's Prope studio. UPDATE: Wii version might be coming, too.

UPDATE: According to a NIS America representative, the company wants to include the Wii version as a pack-in with the Wii U version (like the Japanese version), but cannot confirm right now. The original story is presented below:

Rodea the Sky Soldier, set for release in April in Japan, is making the flight to North America and Europe thanks to NIS America. Revealed at a press event, the game, from developer Prope, will be coming to Wii U and 3DS this fall.

First announced in 2010, Rodea the Sky Soldier is a game where you control the titular character through the air using touch screen or motion controls. The gameplay has received comparisons to developer Yuji Naka's past work on the Nights and Sonic series. Naka's studio, Prope, has previously worked on Let's Tap, Ivy the Kiwi?, and the Monster Manor StreetPass Plaza game.

Rodea the Sky Soldier is coming to Japan on April 2, with the Wii version, which has been finished since 2011, being bundled in with the first print of the Wii U version. It's unknown right now how the Wii version will be distributed in North America or Europe.

Talkback

SorenFebruary 19, 2015

A Wii version being included is a win, since it looks like the Wii U version is based entirely on the 3DS version. We're talking drastically different games.

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Yes, I'm aware this is the wrong NISA-localized property.

KhushrenadaFebruary 19, 2015

No, it's the one we really want. You're right.

broodwarsFebruary 19, 2015

Well, I've never heard of this game, but this looks like a neat little shooter. It's not the game that really excited me tonight (that would be Danganronpa: AE), but a cool get nonetheless.

EnnerFebruary 20, 2015

So happy this is coming over! I was worried it would stay in Japan.

Quote from: broodwars

Well, I've never heard of this game, but this looks like a neat little shooter. It's not the game that really excited me tonight (that would be Danganronpa: AE), but a cool get nonetheless.

It's not entirely a shooter, judging from Japanese trailers. The game was originally developed for the Wii, so it looks like it uses the pointer controls to create the end point for your curving flight paths. Though, there is a gun for Rodea.

Mop it upFebruary 20, 2015

So there will actually be a difference between the Wii U and Wii versions?

SorenFebruary 20, 2015

Yes. The Wii version is supposed to be more "action oriented" and uses pointer controls. The Wii U version is said to be based on the 3DS version, with touchscreen controls and more RPGish elements.

Mop it upFebruary 20, 2015

Huh, that's interesting. I wonder why they decided to change more than just the controls for the 3DS version... I hope they can include the Wii version then, sounds like it could be best to play both.

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