|Digital Release||Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
April 02, 2015 (JP)
November 10, 2015 (NA)
November 13, 2015 (EU)
November 19, 2015 (AU)
|Delisting||September 30, 2020 (AU, EU, NA)
November 04, 2020 (JP)
Kadokawa Games (Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)
|Publisher||Kadokawa Games (JP)
NIS America (AU, EU, NA)
Nintendo Wii U
|Links||Nintendo.com page [Archive]
Rodea the Sky Soldier homepage [Archive]
NIS America announced on their blog in early September 2020 that Rodea the Sky Soldier would be removed from the 3DS and Wii U eShop across Western territories on September 30, 2020. NISA’s brief blog post follows:
Rodea the Sky Soldier will be removed from both the NA and EU eShop on September 30th, 2020. This removal applies to both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions. If you wish to purchase this title for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, you may do so until September 29 at 23:59:59 (local time).
We want to thank everyone who enjoyed and supported this title!– NIS America Blog
On October 21st, Japanese Nintendo reported that the game would also be delisted in Japan on November 04, 2020. Given Rodea the Sky Soldier’s worldwide removal, the game’s delisting was most likely related to developer and IP owner Prope and their publishing agreement with Kadokawa Games. The game remains available physically in every region it was released in.
About the Game
*First run copies of the Wii U release include the otherwise unreleased Prope-developed Wii version of Rodea the Sky Soldier.
Take to the skies and defend Garuda, the Sky Kingdom against the mechanized forces of the Naga Empire as Rodea, a humanoid flying robot known as a “sky soldier,” in this exciting third-person action-adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS™!
1,000 years ago, the terrestrial Naga Empire attempted to invade the floating continent of Garuda for its natural resources. But thanks to Rodea, who swore a promise to protect Garuda, their invasion was unsuccessful and Naga’s civilization fell into decline.
In present day, Rodea’s remains are discovered by a spirited young inventor named Ion, who promptly repairs and reactivates the former sky soldier. Though they were believed to have gone extinct, when the Naga Empire resumes the invasion it started 1,000 years ago, Rodea must take flight to keep the promise he made to defend Garuda once again!