Famitsu: PROPE (Yuji Naka) & Kadokawa Games (Earth Seeker) unveil Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea for Wii and 3DS

Holy shit!

Famitsu has the first look at Prope’s newest game, the one that’s been said to be his own spiritual successor to NiGHTS to be published by Kadokawa (Earth Seeker) is coming to Wii and 3DS! O_O

Here’s what Yuji Naka said about the game a few months back:

“The game itself is an action title that takes place in the sky. The action gameplay is what I’m focusing on the most with this project — interactivity is the most important attraction with any sort of game, and if that doesn’t evolve, then games won’t be everything they can be. Sonic was all about completely taking over the land, and Nights brought that same concept into the skies. I had always thought that action games that take place in the sky are too hard for players to cope with, but then I thought up a new method for dealing with it. That’s how this project got started. If I had stuck around at Sega, then I might have used this concept to make a sequel to Nights!”

Andriasang has info:

Sonic Creator Goes Multiplatform on Wii and 3DS

A few months back, Famitsu revealed that Prope, the studio from Sonic the Hedgehog’s Yuji Naka, was working with Kadokawa Games on a new title. That title at long last got its reveal in this week’s Famitsu.

Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea is a “sky fantasy” game for Wii and 3DS. That’s right, our first Wii and 3DS multiplatform release!

Famitsu says that the game is being brought to us by Naka and writer Takumi Miyajima. Miyajima has previously worked on the Tales series and Arc Rise Fantasia.

Rodea is the name of the game’s main character. Also introduced in the magazine are characters named Ion and Princess Cecilia.

Gameplay details are a bit scarce at present. The game is described as a “new feel action game.” The Wii version will use the Wiimote exclusively. Screenshots in Famitsu show sky-based gameplay, but Famitsu says there will be a variety of stages outside of just the sky.

In an interview with the magazine, Naka describes the game as “a completely new action game with simple controls.” Development on the game started in Fall 2009. At that time, the game Naka and his team were working on was cancelled, and he split his team into two to create their next game.

Famitsu seems to have a big look at Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea this week, so expect further details shortly.

More Detail’s on Prope’s Sky Fantasy Game

A few additional details have surfaced on Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea, the new Wii and 3DS title from Let’s Tap and Let’s Catch developer Prope.

This game is getting instant attention because of the involvement of Sonic and Nights creator Yuji Naka. He’s listed as “executive director.”

The magazine has details on the Wii version’s control scheme. You use the Wiimote as a pointer. To move somewhere, you point at the location, press B and shake the Wiimote. Your character will fly off in the direction specified. You can continually do this motion to make your character freely fly through the sky. You can keep on flying through the air by pointing at your desired location and pressing B.

CORRECTION: It actually looks like you just have to shake once to get flight started, but afterwards you can just point and press B to continue with flight in your desired direction.

The A button is for performing actions. You can use it to fire a gun as an attack. You can also do a spinning attack by pointing at objects and enemies and pressing A.

In an interview with the magazine, Naka says that games that allow players to experience free flight through the skies tend to have complicated controls. However, they cleared this problem during Rodea’s prototype development phase.

Even though you see the Naka name, Rodea isn’t a Sega title, Kadokawa Games is the game’s publisher. Naka says that this is a true collaboration with Kadokawa. It’s something that Prope would not have been able to do on its own.

Scans: Use View Image on Firefox or simply copy and paste the image’s url to the address bar for the full size, or just save them! XD The older photo-grabbed scans are still at the bottom just in case anyone wanted to still see those. :):




One Response to Famitsu: PROPE (Yuji Naka) & Kadokawa Games (Earth Seeker) unveil Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea for Wii and 3DS

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