Rodea: The Sky Soldier coming to America and Europe this fall

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NIS America have just announced that they are publishing Prope’s long lost title, Rodea: The Sky Soldier in North America and Europe. The developer didn’t give a specific date of release other than this upcoming fall. The game is set to be released on both the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS.

NIS America hyped up their press event that was held earlier today, stating that they where planning some of their “biggest announcements yet.” One of those games being Rodea: The Sky Soldier, which was originally planned for the Wii, but later moved over to 3DS/Wii U.

The game is being directed by ex-Sonic Team and famed Sonic the Hedgehog developer Yuji Naka, who is directing this title. Here is NIS America’s product page.

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5 responses to “Rodea: The Sky Soldier coming to America and Europe this fall

  1. Shinobi100 says:

    4 years and 1 month. That’s how long ago I first saw the ‘Rodea the Sky Soldier’ debut trailer. I fell in love with it instantly. How it was created by Yuji Naka, how it looked bright & beautiful like the old Sonic games that Yuji created, and the exhilarating feeling of flying through the air that no other handheld game could match.

    For 4 long years I’ve waited for this game. I routinely looked up information about the game’s development. I even wrote in the former video game localization company Atlus’s forums that they should localize the game when it was finished. There were times when months went by without any new information and I worried that the game had been cancelled.

    But here we are, 4 years and 1 month later, and the game is finally officially announced to be coming out in the West. Funny thing about life is, a lot can change in 4 years. A game can change and maybe even a person can, too. Rodea’s finalized game doesn’t look as bright and beautiful as it did to me in that debut trailer many years ago. Has the game really changed…or have I?

    • cube_b3 says:

      Did not notice it till you brought it up but I went and compared the Wii trailer with the WiiU version and you are right, the Wii version was more cheerful with bright vibrant colors on the WiiU while the graphics are polished the colors are muted and dull.

      The darker theme is also reflected in the music, as GagaMan pointed out it is rumored that pre-order bonus includes the unreleased Wii version.

  2. Blues says:

    well I’ll be damned

  3. Gagaman says:

    Brilliant! I hope the Wii U one will come with the Wii version like in Japan, as they are technically different games in quite a few ways apparently.

  4. Setnaro X says:

    I never thought I’d hear an announcement for the game’s release let alone a US and Europe release at that. I’ve never forgotten this game when I first saw the trailer ages ago and I was ready to play it, but it long since disappeared into obscurity, until now of course.

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