Rodea: The Sky Soldier - more character details

- Rodea is an original creation by someone with ill intents
- he is a R-0 Sky Soldier created by Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire
- Rodea is tasked with protecting Geardo's daughter, Princess Cecilia
- by meeting Cecilia, Rodea learned what it was to have a heart
- he learned from her and realized what her father’s desire to invade other countries were wrong
- Rodea went down to Garuda to prevent Geardo from taking over that land and finds himself defending Garuda
- Rodea immediately returns to the task he shared with Cecilia after his 1,000 year sleep
- Ion and Cecilia aid Rodea by repairing his arm and helping him care about things greater than himself
- Geardo sends the other Sky Soldiers, R-1, R-2, and R-3, to aid in his conquest
- Geardo wears a gigantic cloak and a massive headdress
- Geardo went out of his way to make as much of his body with machines as he could
- Rodea the Sky Soldier looks at the juxtaposition and integration of machinery into a more rural and natural environment

Developer Discussion: Rodea the Sky Soldier

Coming from Nintendo UK...

Rodea the Sky Soldier, the long awaited flight-action game from Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator Yuji Naka will finally release in Europe on 13th November 2015 courtesy of PROPE and Kadokawa Games. To celebrate its launch, we caught up with Naka and director Jin Hasegawa to find out more about Rodea the Sky Soldier, coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems.

Nintendo UK: Hello to both of you! Please could you give a short introduction to who you are and what games you have created in the past?

Jin Hasegawa: Though it was 20 years back from now, I used to develop NEO-GEO titles such as World Heroes Perfect, Ninja Master’s, Beast Busters Second Nightmare, etc. From there, I worked with the Project Zero series, and Dead or Alive series. From Kadokawa Games, I have been involved in many developments.Rodea the Sky Soldier is my first Nintendo title.

Yuji Naka: I have developed various games at Sega for 22 years. Some of my renowned titles include games such as Sonic the Hedgehog, NiGHTS Into Dreams, Phantasy Star Online, Samba de Amigo. Sega helped me create the company PROPE so that I can make new IP games for Sega. Some of the renowned titles include Let’s Tap and Family Fishing. Lately, I am in the middle of creating works such as Nintendo 3DS titles StreetPass Mansion and StreetPass Fishing.

Full interview here

Rodea the Sky Soldier - details on how to fly, game length, boss battle


- targeting reticle is key, since that directs where Rodea goes
- moving the crosshairs guides Rodea to where you're aiming
- following Gravitons will help Rodea stay airborne longer and lock into a combo
- if you don’t touch anything, he could follow the whole chain of glowing lights
- once Rodea does start falling, there’s nothing you can really do
- attacking an enemy in mid-air can cause recoil
- using gears and extra equipment like the machine gun should be saved for enemies that can’t be destroyed normally
- try attacking groups of enemies over ground first, since Rodea’s spinning attack doesn’t last long
- when you land a hit, Rodea bounces back from the target
- attacking uses energy

Gameplay tidbits

- takes roughly 10 hours to complete
- first boss battle is in a closed-area filled with obstacles and the boss occasionally puts a shield up
- if the boss attacked while I was in midair, it's tough to get out of his way

Rodea: The Sky Soldier delayed to Nov. in EU/NA - more footage

UPDATE - Both NA and EU are seeing delays. NA will get the game on Nov. 10th and EU gets it on Nov. 13th.

RUMOR - Rodea: The Sky Soldier pushed back to November

If you preordered Rodea: The Sky Soldier from Amazon, keep an eye on your inbox. Some people are receiving a notice of delay. The message below was sent to someone that purchased the Wii U version, which Amazon says is now slated for sometime around Nov. 16th-20th.

We have received new release date information related to your pre-ordered video game in the order you placed on *******. The release date for the video game listed below has been changed by the publisher.

No official word from the publisher yet, and also no details on the 3DS version. If you get an email about a delay, please pass it along to us. We'll try to get confirmation on this info.


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