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:
It really does seem like the problem is on Imagineer’s end. For those not aware, Imagineer is the owner of the Medarot property and publishes the newer games through their Rocket Company label. I can only speculate that their licensing fee is too high or that they’re simply not interested in publishing these games abroad.