Famitsu.com previews Medarot Classics

30 08 2017

Famitsu has gone live with their online preview of Medarot Classics. The post is light, only offering a cliff notes version of what we’ve previously reported on. However, the digital sneak peek offers up three screenshots showcasing some of the new features coming to the Nintendo 3DS compilation of the first five Medarot games.

First up is the game selection screen, where you’ll be able to choose which of the five Medarot Game Boy games you’d like to play. Read the rest of this entry »


Medarot Classics box art revealed; Famitsu article preview

29 08 2017

Following yesterday’s leak, Imagineer has officially announced the Medarot Classics compilation for Nintendo 3DS by sharing a Tweet with the game’s official box art, which is an homage to the original game’s covers.

Alongside this, Famitsu has gone live with an article preview image: Read the rest of this entry »

Medarot Classics announced for Nintendo 3DS

28 08 2017

According to Japanese game bloggers, the latest issue of Famitsu will reveal Medarot Classics for Nintendo 3DS. As the title implies, this release is a collection of older releases in the franchise, specifically Medarot one through five. The games were originally released on the Nintendo Game Boy between 1997 and 2001. Read the rest of this entry »

Medarot: The Koishimaru Collection due out in October

6 08 2017

Kodansha is reviving their Medarot manga reissues this fall. The company’s Re:ComicBonBon label has announced the October 23rd release of two new Medarot collections. Centred around Medarot 5 and Medarot G protagonist Koishimaru Tensan, the release aims to compile Horuma Rin’s manga series duo of the name. The new books will retail for 1000 and 1200 yen respectively.

Medarot 5 was originally serialized in the monthly Comic BonBon anthology magazine between the December 2001 and June 2002 issues. Kodansha previously published the series through two individual volumes in July and August 2002. Medarot G ran in Comic BonBon between its August 2002 and July 2003 issues. It was compiled into two volumes originally released in February and September 2003. Read the rest of this entry »

Kotobukiya announces Arcbeetle model kit

30 07 2017

At the company’s summer 2017 Wonder Festival booth, Kotobukiya announced its seventh Medarot model kit, the first new one in years, KBT-04M Arcbeetle. While an unpainted prototype was showcased, pricing details and a release window have yet to be determined.

Kotobukiya’s Medarot line started in 2011 with Gun-Nose. Prior to Arcbeetle, the last kit was 2014’s release of Saikachis. Kotobukiya routinely reissued earlier entries due to fan demand. Read the rest of this entry »

Imagineer confirms it’s developing an unspecified Nintendo Switch title

22 06 2017

Imagineer has officially announced its support for the Nintendo Switch. The Japanese game publisher has confirmed they’ve begun development on a title set to launch on the platform sometime after the start of the next fiscal year, which begins April 2018. While the press release highlights the company’s involvement with the Medarot series, it must be stressed that the Switch project wasn’t announced to be a Medarot title. That segment of the announcement also promoted the company’s Kanji Test series, as well as their work on licensed characters, like Rilakumma and Gudetama. The company hopes the unspecified Nintendo Switch title can expand their gaming business, by delivering on the concept of being able to played “by anyone, anytime, and anywhere.” Read the rest of this entry »

Imagineer absorbs Rocket Company

15 05 2016

rocketlogoStarting July 1st, 2016, Rocket Company will be no more. The Japanese publisher behind the Medarot games will be merged with its parent company Imagineer. The move is being made as Imagineer plans to transition its business to focus less on packaged software for dedicated gaming devices and more on games for smart phones/tablets. While the company will continue to release games on dedicated platforms, worsening market conditions will see fewer titles launch as they review their business strategy. Read the rest of this entry »