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Rodea: The Sky Soldier will finally be launching in the west next week. A bunch of footage from the Wii U version can be found after the break.

Yuji Naka has created a few titles at Prope, including Ivy the Kiwi? and Rodea: The Sky Soldier. Both have been standalone games, but that doesn’t mean Naka isn’t interested in making sequels – quite the opposite actually.

Speaking with Hardcore Gamer, Naka expressed interest in returning to Ivy the Kiwi? if given the opportunity. The same also goes for Rodea. At the same time, he’s also thinking about completely new ideas.

Naka said:

“Ivy the Kiwi and Rodea are two titles that have a special part in my heart, so I would love to try creating sequels if I am given the opportunity. I constantly have ideas for new titles. Though I cannot say them here, please look forward to the day I can show them to the public.”

Naka further expressed interest in revisiting Rodea when asked if he’d like to see a comic series based on the game:

“If I am given the opportunity, I would love to have Rodea as a comic book series. I also personally want to see more of Rodea’s adventures.”


Some footage has come in showing off the Wii U version of Rodea: The Sky Soldier. Watch the video below.

We also have the file size for Rodea on Wii U. That’s attached above.


We have a few screenshots showing the Wii U and 3DS versions of Rodea: The Sky Soldier. View them in the gallery below.

NIS America prepared a new Rodea: The Sky Soldier trailer that shows off the game’s bosses. View the video below.

NIS America has shared a new Rodea: The Sky Soldier trailer focusing on the Wii version. We have it below.

Remember: all pre-orders and first-print copies of Rodea: The Sky Soldier on Wii U come with the Wii version.

As previously mentioned, all first-print copies of Rodea: The Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the game that was originally created for Wii. Additionally, NIS America announced today that all launch units will feature reversible cover art shown above. This pertains to both North America and Europe.

Source: NIS America

Update: NIS America just sent out an official announcement regarding the game’s delay. It’s coming on November 10 in North America and November 13 in Europe. In the announcement, NIS America cited “ongoing technical difficulties”, and with the extra time, they hope to “give players the best experience possible”.

NIS America has confirmed Rodea: The Sky Soldier’s second western delay – at least in Europe. It’s now slated for release sometime during the first two weeks of November. We don’t have the official word on this yet, but it’s likely that the delay pertains to North America as well given recent retailer listings.

Footage from Rodea: The Sky Soldier’s English build is posted below. The video is based on the Wii U version of the game.

Rodea: The Sky Soldier was originally slated for a September release. However, in June, NIS America said that the game would be shipping in October instead. Now it may have slipped to November.

Last Wednesday, I received an email from Best Buy stating that Rodea: The Sky Soldier’s launch date had been changed to November 10. I didn’t make too much of it at the time, since one retailer isn’t enough to make any sort of conclusion about a delay. But other prominent retailers like Amazon and GameStop have since modified their listings to this date as well.

Obviously we still don’t have a confirmation about what’s happening with Rodea: The Sky Soldier. These could be retailer mistakes, or the game may have been pushed back for a second time. We’ll try and see if we can get a response out of NIS America.

Thanks to zanmadyne for the tip.

NIS America released a new gameplay trailer for Rodea: The Sky Soldier. Check it out below.