Xseed Not Interested In Localizing Medabots Games

By Ishaan . August 28, 2013 . 10:00am

Medabots has seen a couple of Nintendo 3DS games, but no one appears interested in localizing them for the west… including Xseed, who have a reputation for picking up some of the unlikeliest candidates for localization.

 

On Xseed’s Facebook page (via: GoNintendo), a fan asked if Xseed are interested in localizing Medabots: Dual. An Xseed representative replied, “Sorry, but not likely.”

 

They elaborated, “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.”

 

Medabots: Dual was announced earlier this year in Famitsu magazine. As per usual, the game comes in Kabuto and Kuwagata versions, and is in development for 3DS.

 


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  • Jesse Torres

    Well they can suck it, that series is very nostalgic, its up there with pokemon and dragon ball z.

  • Nate

    Lol! I like the part about being a cheerleader bringing in cookies! I really hope they localize Valkyria Chronicles and the Shinning series games. It would be awesome if they broght over some Gundam games too.

    • bloodiOS

      Sega doesn’t like to localize their own games and despite others willing to do it for them even more, so really, you will never see Valkyria Chronicles III and the Shining series make it over here. Pretty sure Atlus once asked to do it but was pretty much given the middle finger by Sega.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        so, no 7th Dragon 2020 (I & II) as well?

    • DesmaX
      • Nate

        Not really what? Kind of an incomplete thought.

        • DesmaX

          Not possible, they aren’t interessed in PSP games anymore

          • Nate

            Oh. Yeah I know it will never happen. I just wanted to say I hope it happens or I wish it would. Nothing really anything else I could say about the article.

          • wyrdwad

            “Getting really hard” doesn’t mean “totally uninterested.” We’ve tackled hard projects before!

          • DesmaX

            Well, good luck with that

    • Arcana Wiz

      they tried to convice SEGA to let them localize VC3, but SEGA it’s very touchy with localization of their games, they dont let others localize them.

      • Arcana Wiz

        or it was ATLUS i dont remeber well, but i remember in a forum a mod saying that they tried to talk to SEGA but they wont let them do it.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      gundam? Probably won’t.. they’re the same kind of game like medarot
      SRW type game + Namco Bandai = 90% no

  • Anna Scruton

    *sobs uncontrollably*

  • Lynx

    Sigh.

    So no Natsume, no Xseed, most likely no Atlus (because for the most part, they’ve been in house having priority since ’06), no NamDai/D3, probably not Aksys.

    Add this to the fact that Nintendo has a wonderful ingenious idea known as a region lock.

    I hate this world some times.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    thanks Xseed…..I knew we could count on you….*goes cry in a bowl of tears* so salty,…

  • Judgephoenix

    :/

  • Strain42

    What if we, the fans, send cookies? No…no…that won’t work

    -sighs and joins his fellow gamers in their sobbing-

    • Arcana Wiz

      the funny thing is that when they localized a game (dont remeber which) they really gained some cookies of fans. They said it on the forums.

  • Strain42

    Y’know what bugs me the most. When Natsume passed on the last Medabots game, didn’t they basically say “Maybe next time”? I say we still go after them :P

  • Kirbichu

    …Just hire me, then. I’ll bring cookies.

  • TheExile285

    We are getting Seran Kagura Burst. That is more than good enough for me.

    • Pyrotek85

      I’m still surprised we’re getting that, really did not see it coming.

      • TheExile285

        Hopefully they will bring over Shinovi Versus and any future.

        • Pyrotek85

          I hope so too, I guess we’ll see if the interest is really there or not. Xseed already has some experience with Vita as well, so if this first game does well I don’t see why not.

        • Geo Izumiya

          Shinovi Versus is exclusive for the Vita I guess?

          I thinl so……., but I don’t feel like buying a Vita and I’m more incline to the 3DS

          Hopefully They may localize Nayuta No Kiseki, I love the game so much :D

    • Bigabu Beaze

      I’d rather have Medabots then Burst any day.

      • Strain42

        I’m with you. Awesome fighting robots beat stereotypical anime girls with big tits any day.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          yeah..

      • Renaldi Saputra

        big boob fetishes downvoted you..
        however, I’m with you

    • Arcana Wiz

      and the world shall feel the boobs.

      • TheExile285

        and they shall be soft

  • Brion Valkerion

    Meh not like they are wrong.

    As usual we will see a facebook page/poll/survey that gets 50k-300k+ signs, but ultimately only a fraction of those actually are fans. And if it does get localized only a fraction of those fans will buy it like always.

  • Raltrios

    Sigh.

    I know they’re in the right mindset, but still…

    • Göran Isacson

      Where is that art from? Looks… familiar…

      • Raltrios

        Haha, I had to ask the same thing yesterday when I first saw it.
        Jingai Shuman 3, NSFW.

        • Göran Isacson

          Oooh yes.

          I’ve read those.

          I enjoy those =3

  • NimbusStev

    That is disappointing, but can you really blame them? I don’t imagine there is a very large market in the West surrounding a game like this. I’m honestly surprised the series is still as big as it seems in Japan.

  • Tsurugi

    Why…. ( Doesn’t matter if you don´t know the series, the game will tell a story, the gameplay is amazing, the game is epic, if people don´t know, they will know and buy) — Xseed should take the risk because the game is amazing!

  • porkiewpyne

    Oh well. Not too surprised since Medarot 7 (and Medarot DS for that matter) never got localised either.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      but some of niche titles that XSeed had done are more niche than Medarot

  • Göran Isacson

    Reads that Ace Attourney will be reasonable priced for a digital download, then reads this… welp, you win some, you lose some.

  • Shadowman

    Ouch. But Seran Kagura Burst shall ease my pain away.

  • 栗場 江理久

    My soul…it hurts so much…

  • leingod

    I’m totally OK with this.

    • Bigabu Beaze

      Your part of the problem.

      • leingod

        Yeah, sorry about that. But I can’t bring myself to care about Medabots.

        • Bigabu Beaze

          Aww man.

        • Lynx

          Then….why bother posting in a topic about it?

          • leingod

            because opinions come in different flavors… nothing personal.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            And some opinions don’t need to be posted just to be posted. Troll somewhere else in the future, please.

          • leingod

            If you feel trolled by a comment like that, the problem is you, not me.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Please note our rules. Please think before you post and be polite. There’s is no discussion to be had with such posts. Let folks like what they like and move on.

            http://www.siliconera.com/open-thread/

  • Warboss Aohd

    to da Gaijinworks forumz!

  • Bigabu Beaze

    Hire me then XSeeD! I’m a big Medabots fan!

  • meiam

    Here’s what you do.

    1) Bring to PC. There are 3DS emulator, can’t be that hard to do.

    2) Don’t hire VA, cause your target audience doesn’t care so its just wasted money

    3) Only distribute digitally.

    You cut cost to the minimum and should still be able to make a profit, if the first game get success you can keep going.

  • wharcraff

    I can understand their trepidation with an unfamiliar property they are now(I assume) noticing a desire for. I liked the anime(quirky/fun) but they prolly have their hands full with Senran Kagura.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    hmmm XSeed usually bring many niche titles to the states, but why? Medarot is also niche title.. even many of series that had been brought by XSeed are more niche than Medarot

    hmm my thoughts are:
    1. western ppl usually don’t like SRW type game
    2. medarot is kinda underrated in the west, so now there’re almost no ppl remember / know it

    okay XSeed, now how about Re:Digitize Decode?

    btw, I advice medarot fans to make a campaign like #OperationMetabee and then make a petition to show how many ppl are interested

  • Mr_SP

    So that’s how localisation works…

  • Virevolte

    Aww… if only the localizing costs were cheaper…

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