Kotobukiya’s next Medarot model kit is Saikachis

2 03 2014

xl93jqo Kotobukiya took to the 2014 Winter Wonder Festival in Japan to show off their newest model kits, including their Cyandog release. The company announced the sixth entry into their Medarot lineup, as KBT05-M Saikachis will be receiving a 1/6 scale model kit later this year.
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Medarot Episode 2 anime fansub now available

2 03 2014

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Robo.ms rung in 2014 in style, as the fansub group released the long awaited second episode of the Medarot anime. ‘Revenge of the Screws’ sees Ikki and Metabee dealing with their new-found fame after their victory over the Medarot thieves, but naturally this draws the attention of some unruly people. Can Metabee and Ikki overcome their differences to get another victory?
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Second, and third set of Medarot DUAL voice over DLC revealed

2 03 2014

Rocket Company already released Hiro Shimono as an alternative battle voice over for Medarot Dual, and has since put out more. On Decemeber 19th, voice packs containing audio from Sumire Uesaka, Yuu Kobayashi, and Maaya Uchida were released. The company followed that up by releasing Aya Endo, and Rie Kugiyama voice packs on January 2nd. The previous two voice actresses are in the retail game, but as they were version exclusive (Endo only in Kabuto, and Kugiyama only in Kuwagata) this DLC is aimed at users looking to hear the alternate version’s voice overs. Each voice pack costs 100 yen.

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Medarot at Jump Festa 2014

2 03 2014

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Shueshia’s Jump Festa 2014 convention occurred over the weekend of December 21st, 2013 in Japan. Rocket Company participated by hosting a two day Medarot DUAL tournament, where fans could win exclusive items. First day winners received a Metabee themed set including a sketch from Horuma Rin, a trophy, a set of AR cards for the game, and an exclusive hoodie with back art from Horuma Rin. Second day winners received the same items in a Rokusho flavour. Read the rest of this entry »





Medarot DUAL software update 1.1 is now available

2 03 2014

dualpatchRocket Company released a software update for Medarot DUAL on December 18th in Japan. Patch 1.1 fixes a bug that saw a connectivity error after certain battles in the story mode. Additionally, the patch provides support for downloadable content released after December 19th, 2013.
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Natsume’s disinterest in recent Medarot games was not due to sales concerns

6 12 2013

vlcsnap-2013-06-18-03h18m32s66As I’m sure many of you are aware Project Rising Beetle isn’t just devoted to covering the latest Medarot news from Japan and around the world. The blog was initially started in support of an ongoing localization campaign to try to push for western releases of the games. Over two years later our efforts have yet to bare fruit.

One of the biggest blows to our campaign happened earlier this year when the publisher we were primarily targeting stated that they had “no plans to localize any current Medabots games.” Read the rest of this entry »





Medarot: The Ikki Collection manga reprints coming next year

4 12 2013

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Back in June, Kodansha and Re:ComicBonBon published a collected volume release of Horuma Rin’s 1998 Medarot manga. It appears that the release was successful, as the company has announced that next year will see the release of more:
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