First print of Rodea the Sky Soldier to include original Wii version in Wii U release

NIS America announced today that the original Wii version of Rodea the Sky Soldier will be included in addition to the Wii U copy with the game’s first print.

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The first run will be printed in both NA and EU territories.  This will give players the opportunity to play the game as it was originally designed for the Wii, including a multiplayer component exclusive to the Wii version.

Full press release below:

Santa Ana, Calif. (March 4, 2015) ? NIS America is thrilled to announce that first print copies of the Wii U version of Rodea the Sky Soldier will also come packaged with the Wii version of the game! The Wii version will be exclusive to the retail version of the game and available for the first printing. This is currently planned for both North America and Europe. Players will be delighted to experience creator Yuji Naka?s original vision for Rodea!

About the game:
1,000 years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire sent an army of machine soldiers to invade the sky kingdom of Garuda. Thanks to the efforts of Princess Cecilia and Rodea, a machine soldier who promised to protect Garuda, Emperor Geardo?s assault was thwarted.

In present day, a spirited inventor named Ion discovers an abandoned robot that has fallen into disrepair in the heart of a scorching desert. Upon completing her repairs, the robot stirs to life and reveals itself to be none other than Rodea. Stunned to find himself in the future, Rodea learns that the Naga Empire is no more and that Garuda has known peace for 1,000 years.

But this peace was not meant to last, for the forces of Naga have returned to wage war against Garuda. Remembering the promise he made 1,000 years ago, Rodea takes to the skies to defend Garuda from the Naga Empire once again.

Key Features:
Touch the Sky ? Complete each mission by traversing the aerial kingdom of Garuda while solving puzzles and demolishing enemies! Take full control of the air to discover secrets of the past and hints of the future.

Colossal Battles ? Engage in battles on an epic scale as you combat the massive automatons of the Naga army. Dodge and weave in acrobatic combat as you evade the behemoths? attacks and locate their weaknesses.

Endless Hours of Fun ? Replay your favorite levels to better your time and uncover numerous hidden objectives and items. Upgrade your gear to set new speed records and increase your score.

Competitive Multiplayer ? Exclusive to the Wii version of the game, players can challenge their friends to see who has gained true mastery of the skies!