Rodea the Sky Soldier has had an interesting development cycle.
The action flight-oriented game was conceived half a decade ago by former SEGA and Sonic Team programmer Yuji Naka, who is renowned for having co-created Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS into Dreams. At the time, Rodea was meant to be a Wii title after its original development under Naka's own studio, Prope, was complete in 2011, but the game then fell into years of silence and obscurity despite Naka's success at finding a publisher in Kadokawa Games. Fears of cancellation have risen, but Kadokawa had since assured everyone that the game was not cancelled and that Wii U and 3DS versions of Rodea had undergone development during that time.
It took much longer than it should have, but Rodea the Sky Soldier has seen the light of day at last. Check out the launch trailer, featuring the numerous R Units of the newly resurrected Naga Empire which Rodea will have to confront, after the jump!