In case youíre wondering, the Wii version of Rodea includes a competitive multiplayer mode, which isnít in either the Wii U or 3DS releases, which actually does make it something of a worthwhile collectible. In Japan, the Wii version is being included with first-print copies of the Wii U version, so NIS Americaís scheme is identical to the one Kadokawa are employing in Japan.
@nate38 It may be the final Wii game but it may not. From what I hear, Skylanders Trap Team sold the best on the Wii, so I would not be surprised if this year's Skylanders game is still released on Wii.
Kotaku has a decent look at the differences between Wii and Wii U. It looks like the former is a bit more colorful and uses the Wiimote control scheme originally planned for the game, while the Wii U version uses control sticks. Honestly, I'm more intrigued by the Wii version right now.
I'm seeing scuttlebutt that it flopped in Japan. Sold like 5k copies across both Wii U and 3DS. Might be worth getting as a collector's item, if nothing else.
Yeah, the "last of its kind" is a pretty cool title for a game to have. Wario's Woods was really fun on NES, too! I sold my copy years ago, but thankfully still have it available to play in Animal Crossing: Population Growing, and on all my Virtual Console platforms too.
Even though those aren't as cool as having the actual cartridge...
That's okay, I can wait a few extra weeks, and I was most interested in playing the original Wii version anyway, so I'll still go for the Wii U package. Nice that 3DS version buyers get an extra of their own.
Delayed, again, to November 10 in North America and November 13 in Europe.
Wii U version is $60. Physical first-print editions include a reversible cover, as well as the Wii "prototype" of the game. The Wii version is actually considered the best of the three, as it was originally designed around Wii remote IR control, rather than the Wii U's analog sticks or the 3DS's touch screen. The Wii version also has an exclusive multiplayer mode.
3DS version is $40. Physical first-print editions include the game's soundtrack.
No extra goodies for anyone who buys the game from the eShop.