Rodea the Sky Soldier Wii U release (2015) to include the finished-but-unreleased Wii version

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by GHANMI, Nov 11, 2014.


    GHANMI GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 10, 2012
    Contender for the very last released Wii game?

    Rodea the Sky Soldier, the NiGHTS into Dreams spiritual successor developed by its same director Yuji Naka, was finished back in 2012 for the Wii, and said the release was now up to the publisher Kadokawa Games, not Prope (his studio).
    It has the same original concept as the motion-controlled prototype for the cancelled NiGHTS DreamCast sequel (Sega cancelled lots of Yuji Naka titles, including a touch-controlled 3D platformer for arcades, and generally everything that was not Sonic).

    Kadokawa was developing their own 3DS version with similar production values than the Wii version, as a tie-in to the Wii version. It was finished in late 2013.
    However by that time, Kadokawa was burned out by their 2011 release Earth Seeker (by ex-Capcom staff) bombing hard in Japan. Didn't help that Xseed, which was once interested in localizing it alongside Rodea, passed it over.
    Hence why the Wii version was sort of phased out, and a Wii U version (not a simple port?) was developed.

    It seems they're now including the Wii copies they already printed as first-print Wii U version copy bonuses. Something similar was done before by Level-5 with surplus unsold Japanese books from the DS version of Ni no Kuni, bundled with first-print PS3 version copies.

    The game is set for release in Spring 2015, Japan-only, for all versions. This includes the Wii U version (not at 85% development), the Wii version as limited edition bonuses (already finished), and the 3DS version (already finished).

    One thing is for sure, it's set to be among the rarest Wii games.
    Maybe not the rarest, since there's "Sukeban Shachou Rena" (Delinquant CEO Rena, a cat) which sold 100 copies in its first week.


    Game Trailer (2011, Wii version)


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
  2. gundambot

    gundambot Member

    Jan 2, 2009
    when waiting for this all these years...
    will buy..
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