Rodea the Sky Solider Soars to Wii U & 3DS in 2015

Huh. Didn’t think this one was going to ever happen, but this week’s Famitsu revealed that Rodea the Sky Solider finally has a release window of Spring 2015. Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka and his studio Prope have been sitting on this NiGHTS inspired game for nearly four years as development wrapped up back in 2011. Here’s a look at the game from way back then:

At the time, Rodea the Sky Solider was destined for the Nintendo Wii and was to be designed around the Wiimote, but then it was announced the game would also be heading to the 3DS with an entirely retooled control scheme. After that, well, who knows? Rodea‘s publisher Kadokawa Games remained suspiciously quiet for the last couple years and most people assumed the game was cancelled.

Presumably, the departure from the Wiimote scheme made porting the title to Wii U more feasible, which made Rodea a bit more marketable since it was no longer bound to the dead Wii console. Any who, it’s nice to see that the game is finally getting its deserved day in the sun, especially since it has such a Dreamcasty vibe to it, and the Yuji Naka pedigree certainly doesn’t hurt either.

So far the game has only been announced for Japan, but fortunately Prope titles have had a pretty solid history of being localized, so there’s still hope for westerners.

Oh, and get this: first-print Wii U copies of Rodea the Sky Solider will include the never released Wii version as a bonus.

Is it just me or does that totally sound like a SEGA thing to do? Hmm…

(Via Siliconera)

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Trace Wysaske lives somewhere in Washington, and when he isn't compulsively hunting Green Stars or felling the Lagiacrus, he's writing about everything from forlorn Japanese teachers to well-mannered crows. He still needs to play Ghost Trick.