Siliconera had a chance to talk with Natsume president Hiro Maekawa about their plans for the year and because it’s been discussed here quite a few times we made sure to ask about Medabots. Natsume developed and published several Medabots games before Rocket Company started making games for the Nintendo DS. Since then Rocket Company continues to make Medabots titles including the most recent game, Medabots 8 which kind of feels like Level-5’s Little Battlers eXtreme series.
"At this point, we do not have a concrete plan for future Medabots titles, but we are carefully listening to fans voices and we know the team over there and would love the opportunity to bring a new Medabots game to the U.S. one day. Once again we have spent time, money, and love on that franchise, and we want to see it move forward just as much as our fans do," Maekawa explained an interview with Siliconera. "I know this isn’t the answer Medabots fans wanted, but stay tuned, because there will be some Medabots news in 2015. Keep an eye out!"
Natsume has worked with Kemco to release Alphadia Genesis for Wii U as well as Mystic Chronicles and End of Serenity for PSP. Kemco has a large library of 16-bit style JRPGs and since the two companies are working together we asked if Natsume has any plans to make an original RPG with them.
"We maintain a very close relationship with Kemco. We work very well with them and they make RPGs that fit so well into our "niche and unique" model. I have always been fond of RPGs and we continue to look for ones that fit with Natsume," said Maekawa. "Are we working together on a co-developed RPG? We have definitely talked about it! You will be one of the first to know if we have some news to announce."