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When it comes down to it, there are two versions of Rodea: The Sky Soldier. There’s the game for Wii, which was Yuji Naka’s original vision. Kadokawa Games also prepared releases for Wii U and 3DS. If you’re interested in learning about how Rodea differs on Wii U, 3DS, and Wii, check out our report here.

We’ve seen plenty of trailers and footage for the Wii U and 3DS versions of Rodea: The Sky Soldier. You can now check out the Wii title in action below.

Rodea: The Sky Soldier launches on September 22 in North America, and September 25 in Europe. First-print copies of the Wii U game will include the Wii title.

Rodea: The Sky Soldier has received an overseas release date. Today, NIS America announced that the title is slated for September 22 in North America, and September 25 in Europe.

All first print copies of Rodea: The Sky Soldier for Wii U will come with the Wii version. That’s the original game created by Yuji Naka.

Rodea: The Sky Soldier has finally launched in Japan. For those who are curious, the downloadable version for Wii U is about 2,715MB. We’re not too sure how large the 3DS edition is, but it’s probably a tiny bit smaller.

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Kadokawa Games released a demo for the 3DS version of Rodea: The Sky Soldier in Japan today. For footage from the download, check out the video above.

After an incredibly long wait, Rodea: The Sky Soldier is finally launching in Japan next week. Given that the game is so close, Famitsu published a review in its latest issue.

We’ve gone ahead and translated the review in full. You can find it after the break.

4Gamer has uploaded 10 minutes of footage from Rodea: The Sky Soldier. Check it out above.

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This week’s issue of Famitsu has a big update on Rodea: The Sky Soldier. The magazine introduces the “R series” of humanoid robots, new characters, and more.

R Series

One portion of Famitsu’s article reveals information about the “R series”. This is a series of humanoid robots with the power of flight.

The emperor of Naga empire, Giado, launched the “R project” to produce robots to use as a spearhead in invading other countries. Rodea has lost the memory of that event, and is now protecting the people of Garuda by confronting his former allies. Rodea was a prototype, so the other members of the R series are more powerful.

Speaking of Giado, Famitsu has a couple of tidbits about the character. He was formerly a good father of Cecilia. That all changes, and he has since enhanced his body with machine parts.

Below is the full rundown of the R series: