Medabots 8 Trailer Shows Some Robattle Action And Customizations

By Sato . July 1, 2014 . 5:00pm


Robot collecting RPG Medabots 8: Kabuto and Kuwagata for Nintendo 3DS will have players take on the role of Salt, a young detective who solves incidents involving Medabots. The game’s new trailer shares a look at his upcoming adventure and many Robattles to come.



The trailer starts out with a look at the protagonist Salt and his friends walking around town. It also shows off the two version exclusive Medabots partners, followed by friends who will help solve cases and the enemies that will get in the way of it.


At the 1:30 mark of the trailer, we get to see some Robattle action, which seems to retain some of its original features of being able to attack parts of enemy Medabots, but the latest game adds new 3-on-3 battles and countermeasures that can be picked for offense and defense.


The customization feature is shown off at 2:50. You can take parts from enemies after beating them, which can be used to enhance your Medabots. With 60 new Medabots, there’s over 200 of them in Medabots 8, so that’s quite a lot of potential mix-and-matching!


Medabots 8: Kabuto and Medabots 8: Kuwagata is slated for release in Japan on August 28, 2014 for Nintendo 3DS. First print copies also include the game’s original soundtrack.

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  • Kintaro

    This looks neat, I think medabots is a bit underated, the gameplay reminds me of pokemon X Y but that’s not a bad thing

    • DaiRaiOh

      It plays absolutely nothing like Pokemon though

    • Renaldi Saputra

      pokemon? I think it doesn’t look like pokemon AT ALL

  • JonathanisPrimus
  • Theob Vious Choice

    Man, this would be so import friendly if there were no region locking. It’s even got furigana, plus it looks like a pretty good game regardless. Man, still waiting for 3DS to be completely deconstructed by hackers.

  • Man this looks great. I’m so nostalgic for Medabots, the series and the games I played on GBA were great! Would LOVE for this to come to EU!

  • Renaldi Saputra


    • Soltrigger

      I feel your pain, Renaldi. I feel your pain.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        yeah, damn these wounds

    • If we could, we would. Sorry :(

      • Reki Honoo

        It’s a shame that you can’t localize it. Is it because of higher ups that don’t think it would do well here?

        • Gosh no, it’s not an issue of sales or confidence at all. Sorry I can’t dig any deeper into it.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I knew, the fans are rather apathetic, don’t know almost anything about the upcoming game, only said “we want it in english” not to the right one. But, seriously, if localizing this game, many people will have nostalgia to the series, Medarot fansbase are still strong in the west, even though not that big

  • kliskur

    Man.. I wish I was a bit brighter.. Maybe then I could learn Japanese better ;_;

    • TheBlackRabbit

      NOthing but practice nothing more.

  • Will Jay

    I want this to be localized badly.

    I’ll still import it, but I really hope they localize it this time.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I think it’s kinda impossible, they have reopened our wounds

  • PotatoPower

    those graphics are pretty horrible, but the robot models look decent at least

  • Namuro

    Salt? Pepper Town? So…I guess his friends’ names will be something along the line of Sugar, Shoyu, and Vinegar?

    Ah, I haven’t played a Medarot game in ages (well, I did try out the demo of the last one, actually), this one seems looks really good! I especially love that new Valkyrie-like Medarot with a big-ass sword.

    Speaking of which, Rokushou wielding a katana looks so cool!

  • Beta

    *sigh* Yet another Medabots game joins the crew of my dream list of impossible localisations ;_;

  • makubexnas

  • Musashi234

    I know a country this isn’t being released in!!!

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    What happened to the times where almost every Pokemon-like games were localized?

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