Natsume passes on localizing Medarot 7

6 06 2013

Responding to a comment from a fan on Facebook hoping for a Medarot 7 announcement at E3, the company responded with a disheartening reply:

"It doesn't look like Medabots 7 is in the cards. Hopefully maybe the next one."

“It doesn’t look like Medabots 7 is in the cards. Hopefully maybe the next one.”

Not exactly the response we were hoping for, especially after the company expressed interest in the game … The reply isn’t all negative, saying that there’s a chance for future games in the series to receive a localization. Unfortunately, I’m not too optimistic on the chances of that coming true. Medarot 7 was a very special case in that it was a 15th Anniversary title that ignored the events of the previous unlocalized entry, Medarot DS. I don’t think we’ll get another chance to see a game where that will be the case, nor do I expect Metabee and Rokusho, two recognizable faces for western audiences to be the mascots for a potential Medarot 8.

Don’t worry, while our campaign for the past two years may have fallen upon deaf ears at Natsume Project Rising Beetle will trek onwards looking at opportunities at other publishers, and of course covering all the latest news on the series from Japan. But I won’t lie, it hurts to have these last two years go nowhere.




10 responses

6 06 2013
6 06 2013
7 06 2013
Douglas Thompson Jr

Maybe if we keep on trucking and keep pushing it towards Natsume maybe they’ll change their mind. After all it doesn’t stop after E3 the way I see it.

9 06 2013
Ricardo Maldonado

Latin American fans also hope to play Medabots English or Spanish.

12 06 2013
Brandon Ramirez

dammit….it cant end here there still a chance,

13 06 2013
Douglas Thompson Jr

That depends on what you mean by mad.

19 06 2013

Oh, come on Natsume, you know Medabots gave you some U$S!!

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