Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Wii

Rodea the Sky Soldier intro, gameplay trailer released

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NIS has released a new trailer for Kadokawa Games’ high-flying action title Rodea the Sky Soldier. The new video introduces Ion and shows the beginning of Rodea’s adventure, with around a minute of gameplay. Given Yuji Naka’s role in the game’s development, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it looks like a colorful cross between Nights and Sonic.

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3DS, Wii News, Wii U

Rodea the Sky Soldier gets bumped back to October 13, an LE for 3DS

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NIS has announced that Rodea the Sky Soldier has been delayed from September 22 to October 13. It’s not all bad news, though. The studio also revealed a North American-exclusive Limited Edition version for 3DS, which will include a collector’s box and a soundtrack. A Limited Edition was already announced for the Wii U version. Both can be pre-ordered at NIS America’s online store for $54.99 and $74.99, respectively.

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New Rodea the Sky Soldier screenshots, character art released

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NIS has released a new batch of screenshots from the Yuji Naka-helmed action title Rodea the Sky Soldier. In addition, a set of character art was also released that showcases the main cast: the spunky mechanic Ion, fugitive Princess Cecilia, humanoid hero robot Rodea, and nefarious Emperor Geardo.

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Rodea the Sky Soldier release date, Wii and Wii U bundle detailed

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NIS has revealed that the upcoming Yuji Naka- and Zin Hasegawa-developed action title Rodea the Sky Soldier will be hitting store shelves on September 22. In addition to the 3DS and Wii U versions, all of the first-print copies of the Wii U version will also come packed with the Wii version of the game in North America and Europe. For those who haven’t upgraded to the Wii U, the early prints will be the only way to snag a copy of the Wii version.

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3DS, Wii News, Wii U

(Wii Review) Metal Slug: Anthology

(Wii Review) Metal Slug: Anthology

” … not give the series all the love it deserves, but the games themselves are well worth the investment.”

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Legacy Reviews, Wii Reviews

(Wii Review) Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

(Wii Review) Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

“… an interesting and often fantastic reimagining of the original Silent Hill.”

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Wii Reviews

Skylanders Swap Force to invade Happy Meals next week

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As a kid, I was happy to get a plastic hamburger that transformed into a standing plastic hamburger in my Happy Meal. These days, McDonald’s is putting in Skylanders toys. I can just taste the injustice … and cookies (and free ice cream cones). From March 28 through April 24, a new line of eight exclusive toys based on Skylanders Swap Force characters (Chompy, Eruptor, Free Ranger, Freeze Blade, Magna Charge, Prism Break, Rattle Shake, and Wash Buckler) will be making their way into Happy Meals. The meals will also come with coupons for $10 off a Swap Force Starter Pack and $1 off a Skylanders character.

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Former NIS America staff form new publisher, acttil

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Three NIS America alumni have formed a new publishing company, acttil. The studio, founded by Jack Niida, Hiroko Kanazashi, and Nao Miyazawa, will offer an array of services to both established and indie studios, including localization, package and advertisement design, editing, monetization strategy development, and sales plan development. At the moment, acttil plans to deliver titles for PC, current and next-gen consoles, mobile platforms, the web, and eReaders.

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Transformers Prime now available for 3DS, DS, and Wii

Transformers fans looking for a new adventure after Fall of Cybertron will be able to explore a new part of the universe today with the launch of Transformers Prime. Based off the television show, Prime is available only on Nintendo consoles and features Optimus Prime and his fellow Autobots in a battle against Megatron and the Decepticons for control of Thunderwing. Battles take place in robot form and alt mode with melee combat and driving sequences.

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3DS, DS News, Wii News

The Last Story sets out on grand adventure to the lands of retailia

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XSeed is seeing Wii owners off on one more quest before the release of the Wii U with the launch of their latest RPG, The Last Story. Co-developed by Mistwalker and Nintendo, the action-centric adventure follows a band of mercenaries making their way on the island of Lazulis, and on the aspirations of protagonist Zael in leaving his old rough-and-tumble life behind in the hopes of becoming a knight.

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