Medabots AX Re-Rated In Australia For Virtual Console Release?

28 11 2014

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The Australian classifications board put up a new listing on November 26th for Medabots AX: Metabee Version, mirroring what happened to Medabots: An RPG Adventure in August. Like the 2014 entry for that game, this release received a PG rating and is credited as being published by Nintendo and authored by Natsume. This should be in preparation for a Gameboy Advance Virtual Console re-release on Wii U.

Acting as a fighting spinoff in the same vein as Super Smash Bros., Medabots AX originally launched on Gameboy Advance in North America during June 2002. It was the first game in the property to be released in English, though no Japanese version of Medabots AX exists. Its counterpart would be Medarot G which launched in July of that same year. While the games contain different story lines, (AX starring Ikki Tenyrou where as G is a story about Medarot 5‘s Koishimaru Tensan) the battle systems are identical and the two share many of the same assets.

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Like all Medabots games on handhelds, AX was released in two versions. The Australian board only rated one release, but I imagine both the Metabee and Rokusho versions will be available. The original 2002 release of the game was only rated once as well.

To date, none of the non-3DS Medarot games are available on digital platforms in Japan.


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14 03 2015
Natsume President Comments On The Status Of Medabots In The West | Project Rising Beetle

[…] of the localized Gameboy Advance titles, Medabots AX and Medabots: An RPG Adventure, received new ratings in Australia last year – a sure sign both are headed to the Nintendo Virtual Console for Wii […]

2 04 2015
Natsume Explains Why Recent Medarot Games Haven’t Been Localized; Confirms Virtual Console Plans | Project Rising Beetle

[…] the first of Natsume’s GBA titles will hit in the beginning of June. We’ve gotten a few hints this was happening, but this is the first time we’ve received some form of a release […]

30 09 2015
Medabots: An RPG Adventure Hits The European Wii U Virtual Console This Week | Project Rising Beetle

[…] An RPG Adventure will launch on the North American Wii U Virtual Console. The company also plans on re-releasing Medabots […]

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