Wii Version Of Rodea the Sky Soldier To Be Included With First-Print Copies In North America

First-print copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version of the game, NIS America announced this morning.

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Rodea the Sky Soldier is developed by Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka. Naka originally teased the game’s existence in an interview with Siliconera all the way back in 2011. Following this, Famitsu reported that the game was in development for the Wii.


Days later, Kadokawa Games announced that they were publishing the game for both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS. At some point, Kadokawa ceased talking about Rodea—likely because the Wii software market was no longer healthy enough to make the game’s release worth their while. Then, last November, they revealed that the game was still alive, and was now coming to the 3DS and Wii U.


In case you’re wondering, the Wii version of Rodea includes a competitive multiplayer mode, which isn’t in either the Wii U or 3DS releases, which actually does make it something of a worthwhile collectible. In Japan, the Wii version is being included with first-print copies of the Wii U version, so NIS America’s scheme is identical to the one Kadokawa are employing in Japan.


Rodea the Sky Soldier will be released in North America this Fall.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.