Rodea the Sky Soldier, formerly a Wii and 3DS title, is now coming to Wii U and 3DS in spring 2015, the latest issue of Famitsu reveals.
The Wii U version will cost 7,200 yen and the 3DS version 5,800 yen.
In Japan, the game was previously known as Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea. It is now called Rodea the Sky Soldier. However, Japanese blogs list the first-print Wii U version of the game as including the Wii version of Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea.
The Prope-developed, Kadokawa-published action game features free 360-degree movement throughout the skies and colossal-size boss battles. It puts players in the role of Rodea, a machine soldier who lost his memory and is discovered and reactivated by Ion. Both characters, as well as a mysterious girl named Cecilia, appear in Famitsu.
The game is produced by Kadokawa Games’ Yoshimi Yasuda and directed by Kadokawa’s Zin Hasegawa, who was formerly the producer. Development is 85 percent complete.
Given that we haven’t heard from it in a while, we took the liberty of translating the story and character details from the game’s old website. Get that below.
A special day and a special promise made to a certain someone…. In an adventure that will cross time and space, when the Naga Empire comes to attack the floating land of Garuda, Rodea, a legendary machine, wakes up from his 1000-year slumber to fight back.
- Rodea (voiced by Yuichi Nakamura) – The protagonist. A high-performance robot with the ability of flight developed as part of the top-secret “R Project.” One day, in order to keep his promise with a certain someone, he passes through time to battle the machine soldiers of the Naga Empire.
- Ion (voiced by Kana Hanazawa) – The heroine. A likable girl who tinkers with machines and lives in the floating country that is Garuda. She sets off on an adventure to protect Rodea and Garuda. Her face is similar to that of Cecilia, a princess rescued from Garuda 1,000 years prior.
- Cecilia – The legendary princess. 1,000 years ago, carrying a dark secret of some sort, she attempted to flee her native land the Naga Empire and go to Garuda. Her wishes are the catalyst for the storyline.