Medarot RPG developer Delta-Arts has closed

2 05 2016

deltaartsJapanese game developer Delta-Arts updated its website to announce that the studio ceased operations at the end of last month. The company’s final known project, Medarot 9, shipped on the Nintendo 3DS last December.

株式会社デルタアーツは4月末日をもちまして全ての活動を終了しました。
ご支援いただいた全ての皆様に感謝いたします。

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Natsume Explains Why Recent Medarot Games Haven’t Been Localized; Confirms Virtual Console Plans

2 04 2015

Over the last few years we’ve seen Natsume express interest in the localization of Medarot games on the Nintendo 3DS. Unfortunately, that interest has yet to materialize itself in the form of western video game releases. Natsume has stated on more than one occasion that was by no fault of their own. While their answers left room for speculation, they never elaborated on the exact reason … until now. In an interview with video game podcast Fragments of Silicon, Graham Markay, Director of Operations at Natsume, discussed a whole host of topics, including a few Medarot fans will want to hear the answer to. Read the rest of this entry »





Medarot 8’s Reception

11 10 2014

BwBPnSICQAAX28U.jpg largeRocket Company and Delta-Arts published Medarot 8, the latest entry in the robot-battling RPG series on August 28th in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS. Now that the game has been out for a few months, it’s about time to reflect on how the latest outing performed.

Japan’s most popular gaming magazine Famitsu reviewed the title. Their four editors awarded the game a total score of 31/40, or split as 8/7/8/8. This is the best result an RPG entry has seen from the outlet, topping the 30/40 scores granted to Medarot Navi, DS and 7. However this is a single point decline from last year’s Medarot DUAL, the action spinoff developed by Jupiter. Each of Famitsu’s four reviewers each gave that game an 8.

In a rare English review, Bri Bri of Japanese 3DS gave the game a 7 out of 10. Praise was directed toward the robot customization while the length of battles drew criticism. Overall he felt that Medarot 8 “is a really fun game with good (not great) visuals, an excellent soundtrack and a wonderful array of characters.” 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

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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

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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 »