XSEED’s not interested in localizing modern Medarot games

27 08 2013


While XSEED weren’t the company we devoted the majority of our campaigning to, they were a target. So a fan on Facebook contacted the company about a potential localization of Medarot DUAL on 3DS. The company’s page responded by saying:

Sorry, but not likely. We don’t have anyone here familiar with that series, so without an in-house “cheerleader” stubbornly withholding the office Dragonball-themed cookies until everyone else caves, the series will never be put up to a vote, much less approved.

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Natsume reaffirms their distinterest in modern Medarot games, including Medarot DUAL

16 08 2013

Just before E3 2013 North American publisher Natsume responded to a fan asking about Medarot 7’s localization potential. The fan got a response, “It doesn’t look like Medabots 7 is in the cards. Hopefully maybe the next one.” which dashed the fandom’s hope for a localization. However, the second part of the comment made some fans keep the faith, and hopes were raised again when Medarot DUAL was announced for 3DS a few weeks later. Unfortunately it appears Natsume were not aware of that pending announcement as the company has responded to a fan asking about Medarot Dual stating, “There are no plans to localize any current Medabots games.” Curiously, the company later added that the decision to not release Medarot 7 wasn’t their’s to make. We’ve asked the publisher to expand on what they meant, but as of this writing they did not respond. That could mean a few things, from someone else picking up the game, to Imagineer not being responsive towards foreign releases. So we reached out to the official Japanese Medarot Twitter account for a comment, but also saw no response.

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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.
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Imagineer posts higher revenues due to Medarot 7

6 06 2013

medarot7imagineerImagineer, owner of Medarot series publisher Rocket Company reported their fiscal results for the year ending March 31, 2013. The packaged software division reporting revenues of 633 million yen compared to 401 million the year before. The company attributes the rise to the release of Medarot 7, and Neratte! Tobashite! Rilakkuma GuraGura Sweets Tower for 3DS. Touching on Medarot 7, the company highlighted running the short manga series in Saikyo Jump as a success. Interestingly, the company says it will start aiming software more towards a female audience as Imagineer feels that audience leads itself well to games with longer sales windows, rather than the front loaded nature of games targeted at men. For the next fiscal year the company expects packaged software sales to decline to 554 million yen.
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Medarot 7 now available to download from the Japanese Nintendo eShop

16 02 2013

ico_softwareRocket Company have announced that both versions of Medarot 7 are now available as downloads on the Nintendo eShop for Japanese 3DS owners. The game will cost you 6,090 yen which is exactly the same price as the physical release from September, how courteous of them …

Third Medarot 7 WiFi event detailed

31 12 2012

The third, and currently the last scheduled Medarot 7 Wi-Fi even has been detailed on the game’s website. Running from January 3rd to February 6th, 2013 users will be able to face off against a mysterious Medarot team comprising of Samurai, Chaos Fixer, and someone I’m not too sure of. As well, owners are eligible to receive formerly JUMP Festa exclusive Garutman. Rocket Company haven’t announced any plans for further Wi-Fi events once this one concludes. Read the rest of this entry »

Second Medarot 7 WiFi event detailed

10 12 2012

image3Following the conclusion of the first Medarot 7 WiFi event the second one has been announced and is now available in Japan. This event will have players tackle enemy Medarot from the manga series including Rouge Katze, Beast Master, and Chuugen Haoh. Users will also get a shot at winning rival Kohaku’s Medarot, so Kabuto Version owners will get a shot at winning Maasai Moran, and Kuwagata Version owners will get a shot at winning Machairodus. This WiFi event will run until January 2, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »


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