Rodea the Sky Soldier‘s development has been a bit troubled. It was originally developed for Wii and finished around 2011, but nobody would publish it. It’s only now we’re getting it, on September 25th in Europe, for Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. It’s a “flying action” game than resembles NiGHTS more than a little bit. But to help you learn more about the game are its creator, Yuji Naka, and director, Zin Hasegawa:
Rodea the Sky Soldier is being developed by Prope, Yuji Naka’s development student, in collaboration with Kadokawa Games, the Kadokawa Corporation publishing the game in Japan. In North America and Europe the game is being published by NIS America.
1,000 years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire sent an army of machine soldiers to invade the sky kingdom of Garuda. Thanks to the efforts of Princess Cecilia and Rodea, a machine soldier who promised to protect Garuda, Emperor Geardo’s assault was thwarted.
In present day, a spirited inventor named Ion discovers an abandoned robot that has fallen into disrepair in the heart of a scorching desert. Upon completing her repairs, the robot stirs to life and reveals itself to be none other than Rodea. Stunned to find himself in the future, Rodea learns that the Naga Empire is no more and that Garuda has known peace for 1,000 years.
But this peace was not meant to last, for the forces of Naga have returned to wage war against Garuda. Remembering the promise he made 1,000 years ago, Rodea takes to the skies to defend Garuda from the Naga Empire once again.
You can pre-order Rodea the Sky Soldier here!