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Medabots/Medarot 9 3DS Game's Teaser, Story, Characters Unveiled

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Robot battle RPG slated for December 24 in Japan

Rocket Company opened a website for its upcoming Medarot 9: Kabuto ver./Kuwagata ver. Nintendo 3DS game on Tuesday, and began streaming a teaser movie. The video shows the Metabee and Rokusho Medabots, and reveals the game's December 24 release date.

The official website also revealed the game's main visual:

The setting of the game will be an academy on an isolated island, and the game will feature 290 different Medabots, the largest in the series' history. The game's Robattle system has been modified, and will include the ability to swap parts in the middle of combat.

The game's story centers around the protagonist Tenma Wakakoma, who doesn't get along with his partner Medabot. One day, their argument gets heated, and he walks home depressed. Suddenly, he encounters a suspicious group known as the Roborobo Team, and when he gives chase to them, he gets caught up in their fight with a mysterious Medabot. He and the Medabot fend off the group, and an old man witnesses the entire incident. A few days later, an envelope arrives at Tenma's house, inviting him to Medabot Academy in a scholarship. He accepts and enrolls in the academy.

The academy itself is located on an island where the best Medabot battlers train. It was once a large Medalia mine, now exhausted, and now serves as an institution for the richest and most influential Medabot battlers. Rumors still abound that a large Medalia vain remains undiscovered in the school, and Tenma embarks on a journey to uncover the academy's secrets.

The game's characters include:

Tenma Wakakoma, a timid and reserved boy, and not experienced with Medabots, but was invited as a scholar to a prestigious academy, and thus attracts unwanted attention. It takes little time for his skill to reveal itself, and he soon joins an "Exploration Club" at school

Kunigiku Shinozaki, A lazy boy who fancies himself a supreme romantic, even if normal people have a hard time grasping what exactly he's romantic about.

Mio Shirakabe, a girl who thinks of herself as the cutest in the world, and displays some personality problems. She only opens up to her partner Medabot.

Rocket Company released Medarot 8: Kabuto ver./Kuwagata ver., the previous game in the Medabot game series, in August 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS.

The first Medabot (Medarot) game inspired a television anime series by Bee Train in 1999, and a sequel series titled Medarot Tamashii (Medabot Spirits) in 2000. ADV licensed the series in North America, and Nelvana produced a dub for the first series, which aired in the Fox Kids network in 2001, before moving to ABC Family. Medabot Spirits aired on ABC Family in 2003.

Source: Famitsu.com via Siliconera

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