Kotobukiya Reissues Metabee And Rokusho Model Kits

9 09 2014

Kotobukiya announced today that their KBT-00M Metabee and KWG-00M Rokusho model kits are set to receive another production run this November. These two originally launched in 2012 as part of Kotobukiya’s Medarot DS line.

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Is Natsume Preparing An English Virtual Console Release of the Medabots GBA RPG?

30 08 2014


The Australian entertainment ratings board put out a curious new entry for Medabots: Rokusho. Described as being published by Nintendo and authored by Natsume, the listing went live on August 18, 2014. Given the name, one has to imagine this is referring to Medabots: An RPG Adventure, the 2003 Gameboy Advance remake of Medarot 2. Games are re-rated in preparation for a digital re-release. Given Nintendo is listed as the publisher, this should be for a Virtual Console title on the eShop. Currently the Game Boy Advance Virtual Console is restricted to Nintendo’s Wii U home console. Read the rest of this entry »

“No current Medabots [games] will be localized,” says Natsume

21 08 2014

With Medarot 8 set to hit Japanese retail next week, fans are anxious about the localization potential for the latest Nintendo 3DS game. After all, the game acts as yet another reboot to the franchise’s lore but still offers some familiar mascot robots like Metabee and Rokusho. It should be a shoe-in for localization, right? Well, mirroring what we’ve heard before, Natsume has shut that down:

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Medarot 8 Demo Now Available In Japan

9 08 2014

Medarot 8 demo Rocket Company has released a promotional demo for Medarot 8. Available exclusively in Japan, the demo is based on the Kuwagata version of the game. Players go through the early portion of the game where Salt grieves over his father’s death and ultimately decides to become a Medarot detective. His enrolment into the Laurel Detective Bureau depends on the player’s ability to defeat three tutorial matches. Read the rest of this entry »

Medarot 8 TV Commercial And Trailer

1 07 2014


Rocket Company has released both the 30 second TV commercial and debut trailer for Medarot 8. Not only does the trailer feature new traditional animation and an overview of the gameplay systems, it also reveals the voice actors for the title. Natsuki Hanae will play the protagonist Salt, while Nao Higashiyama will play the role of Salt’s superior, Anise. Read the rest of this entry »

Medarot 8 Website Opens To Reveal Box Art, Manga And More

6 06 2014


Earlier in the week, Rocket Company opened up the Medarot 8 website. While it’s far from complete, it does shed some new details on the upcoming 3DS game, as well as its related products. As always, the game will ship in two versions, Kabuto and Kuwagata, with slight variations in content between the two. The mascot Medarot for this release are Metabee and Rokusho. Read the rest of this entry »

Medarot 8 Stars New Hero; First Images Revealed

28 05 2014


Yesterday morning we received word on that Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu had announced Medarot 8 for Nintendo 3DS. As is usually the case in those early leaks, details were scarce. Famtisu uploaded their preview of the magazine article, which reveals some new details as well as a better look at the game. As previously stated, the game will feature a detective theme with revamped visuals for the world and Medarot game models. Read the rest of this entry »


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