Rodea the Sky Soldier Takes To The Skies In Debut Trailer

By Ishaan . January 23, 2011 . 8:12pm


As you may recall, Kadokawa Games held a press conference in Japan this past Thursday, where they showed off Rodea the Sky Soldier, developed by Sonic the Hedgehog creator, Yuji Naka’s studio, Prope. We now have a trailer from that same conference, courtesy of Famitsu.


Rodea the Sky Soldier is a Wii and Nintendo 3DS game. The Wii version is controlled using simply the Wii remote. The trailer above shows lead character, Rodea, in flight. This is done by pointing the Wii remote wherever you want to fly. You can press the B trigger to get there faster. The A button makes Rodea use a gun attack.


No details have been revealed about the 3DS version of the game so far. There’s a good chance that Rodea the Sky Soldier will make it over to the U.S., considering Kadokawa have already trademarked the localized name.

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  • AdventureTimeFinn

    Sonic + Sin and Punishment + Shadow of the Colossus= Rodea the Sky Soldier.

    • Or Sonic + Shadow of the Colossus with a dash of Tail Concerto/Solatorobo.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        TC definitely came to my mind when watching. With perhaps a bit of Klonoa. I’d say there’s promise here, game play already looks competent, and with everything this game seems to be giving homage/ripping bloody off, quite a few folks will at least be keeping it on the radar.

    • Guest

      I don’t really see anything “Sonic” in this game besides a human version of Sonic as the main character. The way those star bit looking things are collected though look straight out of Galaxy.

      • “I don’t really see anything ‘Sonic’ in this game besides that one thing that’s ‘Sonic’ in this game.”

      • More like a spiritual successor to NiGHTS then a Sonic successor if you ask me :)

    • So Rodea the sky soldier is worth more than each one of those games by itself?! YOU NEED TO HAVE ALL THOSE 3 GAMES SO IT CAN EVEN REACH TO WHAT RODEA THE SKY IS WORTH!? omg

    • I had the same thought, but add in a dash of NiGHTS.

  • This looks really promising. I just wish I understood it.

  • the only question would be, do I get this on the Wii, or the 3DS?

  • Zero_Destiny

    Is it just me or did I really hear Hanazawa Kana? OH MAN now I MUST get this game XD!!! Looks fun it reminds me of nights which is GOOD. But wow the trailer certainly had a downer ending lol. Can’t wait for it.

  • joesz

    I can feel the blast of creativity flowing from this.
    Also I can see a tiny Haseo flying in the sky.

    • Or the usual Haseo screaming.

  • Bruce

    we need more games like shadow of the colossus , you can’t have too many of them :P .

    and it’s crazy the number of games planned for 3ds , that’s always a good thing .

  • BelmontHeir

    Looks fun but hopefully it’s much better than the Nights game for the Wii.

  • ~Take off, at the speed of sound~

  • Code

    I like what I’m seeing so far my only dislike is the weird constant curving “jump” arc to fly, that seems like it’s more distracting then anything else. Still agreed I see potential, hooray!

    • Yeah, looks kind of wonky to me

    • Kris

      I was a bit put off by that at first, but it looks like movement will be as simple as point and click. As long as it plays fluidly, I can tolerate a little awkwardness in the animation. Hopefully they’ll smooth it out though.

      • Code

        Yeah agreed, I figure it’ll be something that smooths out with time, or you know becomes so natural it’s unnoticeable >w<

  • alundra311

    Wish I could watch the trailer. Sadly, youtube (if this is a youtube video) is blocked at work. :( Any other places I can watch the video?

    • The Famitsu link in the article has it embedded as well. :)

      • alundra311

        Thanks. :D

    • Guest

      me too : (

  • Guest

    The audio sounds amazing, graphics/art style is great, and all the mixtures of gameplay looks really interesting. Completely freakin excited!

  • Kris

    It’s like Skies of Arcadia had a baby with NiGHTS and Sonic. And that baby ended up fighting the bosses from Nier.

    At mach speed.

  • HarryHodd

    Not sure. May be too simplistic for my tastes.

  • You can take the man away from Sonic but you can’t take Sonic away from the man.

    Space Harrier Sonic it is.

  • This actually looks like a really fun game! :D
    I like the main character’s design, though it looks waay to much like Sonic if you ask me. Especially those eyes. :/
    But overall, it looks pretty awesome!

  • PrinceHeir

    looks awesome :)

    i knew it was Kana Hanazawa :P

    will probably buy the wii version

    • puchinri

      Shoot, I missed that. Was Kana Hanazawa’s name in there somewhere?

      • PrinceHeir

        well she is the voice of the girl in the trailer. not to mention i know her cute and lovely voice :)

        rewatch it again :D

  • His smiling face reminds me so much of sonic lol

  • AaqibRawat

    yaaay a new game for the wii godspeed it looks intresting !
    i want but with japanese voices!

  • Exkaiser

    You know, I bet if you took Yuji Naka out of the picture, not so many people would be comparing it to Sonic.

  • wow, the mood of the trailer just all of a sudden went from cheery to tragic in two minutes lol

  • GamerKT

    Definitely keeping my eye on this.

  • BTA

    Looks… interesting, I guess.

    …but I was surprised when I realized who the voice actors were, heh. I’m (slowly) beginning to recognize their voices, it seems…

  • This looks amazing, the colours and designs are gorgeous. The gameplay looks simple and fun. Defo gonna be getting this when (and if) it comes out in the UK.

    Looks like everything 3D sonic should be, without a (lets be honest people) overused childhood hero that never got the sequels he deserved.

  • puchinri

    Very interesting.
    I like it so far!

    The world/setting looks cool, and it looks like the story could be pretty interesting and simple. It helps that it feels like a mix of a bunch of great games (NiGHTS, Klonoa, Sin and Punishment, etc.). I’m looking forward to it. I hope we get Rodea and Earth Seeker.

    Now I just need Sega, Prope or Nintendo to give me my NiGHTS meets Klonoa meets Kirby game, and there’ll be another perfect crossover of dreamy propotions (bad pun intended).

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