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Medabots Digimon April Fools Joke Became a Real Crossover

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Medabots Digimon collaboration

Imagineer and Bandai Namco officially announced a two-way collaboration between Medabots and Digimon. Content from each franchise will appear in the mobile games through collaboration events that run throughout April 2021. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

This tie-up originated as an elaborate April Fools joke first posted on the Japanese Medabots Twitter account in 2020. Exactly one year later, Imagineer and Bandai Namco both turned this prank into reality with a legitimate collaboration.

Imagineer has added three new robots inspired by popular Digimon into Medabots S. They are Omega Knights (based on Omegamon/Omnimon), Grey Wars (based on WarGreymon), and Garuru Metal (based on MetalGarurumon). Players can obtain Garuru Metal by collecting data items, while Grey Wars and Omega Knights are exclusively available through gacha.

This event marks the second major collaboration in Medabots S. Previously in February 2021, the game held its first-ever external collaboration with Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045.

Bandai Namco also added crossover content to its Digimon products. The Japanese version of Digimon ReArise received the additions of Metabee, Rokusho, and an original combined Digimon called Omedamon. Bandai is also producing a Medabots DiM Card that can be used with the Digital Monster Vital Bracelet.

Medabots S and Digimon ReArise are both available on Android and iOS mobile devices. Although Bandai Namco released a global version of Digimon ReArise, this collaboration exists only in the separate Japanese server due to licensing restrictions.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.