Natsume To Make Further Nintendo 3DS Announcements Before E3

By Ishaan . January 6, 2014 . 11:00am

Yumi’s Odd Odyssey (known in Japan as Sayonara Umihara Kawase) is being published in North America by Natsume sometime month, but the company has plans for other Nintendo 3DS announcements as well. (Thanks, GoNintendo)


Responding to a fan inquiring about further 3DS releases on Twitter, a Natsume representative replied: “If nothing else, we always announce games at/for E3 — but we’ll probably have something sooner.”


Natsume are best known for publishing the Harvest Moon series of games in North America, but the next Harvest Moon title isn’t being released in Japan until February. Perhaps they’ll attempt to announce a localization for this one over a little quicker, or perhaps they’re talking about other games entirely.


E3 takes place in June, so presumably we’ll hear something out of Natsume prior to that.

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  • Reki Honoo

    Maybe they will finally localize a medabots game for the 3ds? I hope so.

    • andref

      Is there even a worthwhile audience for medabots to have it localized. I do remember watching it when I was younger but I can’t say I ever was a fan

      • Reki Honoo

        There is. Have you heard of project rising beetle? It’s a group of a lot of people who are dedicated to getting medabots 7 on the 3ds localized outside of japan.

        Also someone asked Natsume a while back in 2013 if they had plans to localize medabots 7, or another medabots game for the 3ds. Natsume at the time had no plans. But maybe they do for this year.

        So in conclusion, yes there is still a worthwhile audience for medabots.

      • Luke

        Show was ok, but some of the games have been alot of fun

        • andref

          That makes sense, sometimes games can be a lot of fun despite coming from a show

          • JonathanisPrimus

            Medabots did not come from a show. The show came from the games.

          • andref

            oh ok, I only knew of the show and not the games

      • Nanaki

        I seem to recall a tweet from XSEED saying that due to lack of an audience here in the west that the most recent Medarot games for the 3DS won’t have much of a chance at localization at all. Beyblade on the other hand seems to be popular here still.

        • andref

          I do recall shows still showing up in the West but I notice medabots hasn’t had a localization since 2002 or so

        • JonathanisPrimus

          I don’t recall XSEED ever saying they weren’t interested in it due to a lack of audience. They said they had no one interested in it internally.

    • JonathanisPrimus
  • Tsurugi

    Natsume we need the new Medabots game, Medabots Dual for 3DS to USA!!

  • Rogerrmark

    This new HM has one of the best 3DS visuals till now. Localization cant come soon enough.

  • Arcana Wiz

    Interesting, wonder if a new fire emblem will be announced, or it’s already in development.

  • SirRichard

    Everyone’s ramping up for announcements and reveals in 2014, seems like and while that normally isn’t surprising, the amount of articles I’ve seen floating about of devs promising and teasing announcements or what have you is kind of exciting.

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