Medabots 8 Hits Us With Robot Battles

By Spencer . July 21, 2014 . 1:34am

The battle system in Medabots 8 is like Front MIssion-lite. Players can chose to strike and enemy robot’s head, left hand, right hand, or its legs. After a part runs out of hit points, the damaged Medabot loses that part.


Here’s a look at some of the special attacks in Medabots 8: Kabuto Version and Medabots 8: Kuwagata Version.



The two Medabots 8 games come out on August 28 for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Nightstar1994

    Medabots 8 hits US?


    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      Read it like that, so painful.


      • Land of Green Pasture

        dayo neeeeee~~~

    • Fastchrone

      Siliconera really know how to tease US

    • J_Joestar

      that wording was quite cruel…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      It hurts, you know
      IT HURTS

    • fyi1191

      Was excited before entering.

    • NeoMosko

      For massive damage.

  • Ethan_Twain

    Who even makes Medabots? That property has had literally so little impact outside of Japan that I don’t even associate it with a brand. This this a SEGA joint?

    • Hexodious


      But don’t worry Natsume already put up a middlefinger to people outside of Japan regarding the franchise.

      • No, we didn’t. We’ve said repeatedly the decision was out of our hands. If we could, we would.

        • Strain42

          Then tell us who the decision is up to so we can be mad at them…I know that sounds sarcastic, but I’m serious. I like putting my anger where it belongs. I get confused when I see people angry at the wrong source.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Natsume the people who make Harvest Moon. I agree that it needs to make it out of Japan.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Little impact? I don’t think so. There are still some many loyal fans outside japan. Better Natsume bring this than some “meh” smartphone games or anything bland

      • Sanctious

        That’s exactly what little impact is though. They have such a niche fanbase outside of Japan. They’ve managed to gain some loyal followers, but not enough to be remarkable.

        If they had much bigger impact, we would actually be getting these games. You realize they don’t get translated and shipped over because they don’t think it’s logistically feasible compared to their projected profits, right? Because they haven’t had much impact.

        • Dispelling this here and now as untrue. There is definitely an audience for Medabots titles in North America. But whether a game would sell enough to justify the cost of publishing is only one of MANY factors in bringing a game to the western audience.

          • Sanctious

            It’s not false just because you say it is. You’re not some sort of credible source. Profit margins may be one of many factors, but it is also the single most primary concern and easily the largest factor to consider when a venture is taken. To suggest otherwise is ludicrous. Profitability is singlehandedly what holds back certain games from being made, such as the .hack series.

          • Hi, I’m CeeCee. You may know me from such places as:
            and of course,

            So, again, to put this to rest, a concern over lack of sales doesn’t keep Natsume from being interested in Medabots.

          • Sanctious

            Alright, I’m wrong then. My apologies. I guess I’m a little cynical and dumb.

          • Don’t worry about it! I’d be cynical too if some person I’d never heard of was replying ^^ Easy mistake to make.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          meanwhile Natsume DID localize game that are even more niche than medarot or won’t be as successful as medarot

          • Sanctious

            Business risks. They’ve already tried localizing Medarot games. They didn’t do well. So they stopped localizing them, most likely.

    • They seem to be pretty coy about who the developers are in Japan, but it isn’t Natsume Inc (USA or Japan), and it isn’t Natsume Co Ltd (Natsume-Atari) either.

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Natsume please give us Medabots again please.

  • Virevolte

    Look slow and not very pretty. I console myself thinking that.

  • Jadfish

    oh so this is a series of games? I thought it was that one gameboy game and TV show back in the day….

    • Just like Pokemon or Digimon (and Yu-Gi-Oh, and Beyblade, etc.) – a “cross-media” franchise that exists as cartoons, toys, games and/or TCG’s.

  • Strain42

    Stop teasing my penis!!! -sobs-

  • Renaldi Saputra


  • Argama

    I thought the title read “Medabots 8 Hits the US With Robot Battles”~ xD

    • Hausuke

      Me too. I was really happy for a moment. Loved Medabots when I was a kid.

      • Same here. Really clever, funny little anime. But c’mon – it hasn’t been on the air here in well over a decade now. We’re never gonna get a new game when brand awareness is 0% and tiny, little Natsume is the owner of the property. They can’t push a game without an anime tie-in and expect it to sell well.

        • While that would be cool, Natsume doesn’t “own” Medabots in the way you may be thinking (see comments below about brand awareness and sales) :)

          . o 0 (are we really considered tiny little? *sniff sniff*)

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