I had no idea what Medabots was until I decided to look it up after the announcement of a DS sequel, so I’m in no position to be schooling anyone on the series. If you’re a fan, please, feel free to educate us in the comments.
For the uninformed — I just know I’m not alone — Medabots was a role-playing game based around fighting with artificially intelligent robots, developed by Imagineer for the Gameboy in 1997. It was followed up by several Medabots games, including one for the Gamecube (Medabots Infinity) in 2003 and GBA entries. As with any popular Japanese franchise, several manga and anime adaptations exist.
Medabots DS Kabuto Version and Kuwaga Version have three on three battles and 3D graphics. Like Pokemon, there are two versions each with some unique items and Medabots to play with. Natsume used to make the Medabots games, but they aren’t doing this one. Rocket Company, which recently made a shadow boxing game for the Wii, is doing the work.