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’s disinterest in recent Medarot games was not due to sales concerns

6 12 2013

vlcsnap-2013-06-18-03h18m32s66As I’m sure many of you are aware Project Rising Beetle isn’t just devoted to covering the latest Medarot news from Japan and around the world. The blog was initially started in support of an ongoing localization campaign to try to push for western releases of the games. Over two years later our efforts have yet to bare fruit.

One of the biggest blows to our campaign happened earlier this year when the publisher we were primarily targeting stated that they had “no plans to localize any current Medabots games.” Read the rest of this entry »





Kotobukiya’s Sanjuro model kit set for 2013

26 10 2012

Japanese magazine Hobby Japan have revealed that Kotobukiya is preparing a Sanjuro model for release in 2013. As the name implies this kit will be based on the Medarot DS Kuwagata (KWG) robot Sanjuro. A more defined release date, and pricing information were not shared. Previously Kotobukiya released model kits based off of KBT models Gun-Nose, and Metabee. Here’s an image of the Sanjuro prototype:

Thanks Kimbles!





Medarot 7’s reception

23 09 2012

Medarot 7’s currently out in Japan, and of course we’ve got some reviews, and sales figures to look over. On the review front famed Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu gave the game a solid 8/8/7/7 score totaling to 30/40. This score actually happens to be the exact same as what Medarot DS received in 2010. 4gamer reader reviews give the game an 85 compared to DS’s 75. After 25 user reviews Amazon.jp has Medarot 7 at a great 4 stars out of 5. Comparatively, Medarot DS has a 3.5 from 19 ratings. Read the rest of this entry »





Imagineer reports lower sales, blames the lack of Medarot titles

8 01 2012

Let’s kick off 2012 (15 years since Medarot was first released on GameBoy) with some goods news!

Imagineer, the owner of the Medarot franchise via its Rocket Company video game publishing company reported their Q3 2011 fiscal results a while back, and surprisingly, Medarot means a lot to the company. This year Imagineer has been posting their quarterly results, and we can compare some things. Let’s start this off with Q2 2011 compared to Q2 2010. For those who don’t know the business lingo, sales quarters are broken up into blocks of 4 with 3 months each. So quarter 2 corresponds to April, May, and June sales periods. Read the rest of this entry »