Medabots Franchise Gets Medarot Classics Plus Switch Game Compilation on November 12
posted on by Alex Mateo
Imagineer announced on Thursday that the Medabots (Medarot) franchise is getting a new game compilation for Nintendo Switch titled Medarot Classics Plus on November 12. The two versions of the game, Medarot Classics Plus Kabuto Ver. and Medarot Classics Plus Kuwagata Ver., will each include the respective Kabuto and Kuwagata versions of eight Medarot games. The franchise's YouTube channel began streaming a promotional video:
The compilation's games will include:
- Medarot 2
- Medarot 3
- Medarot 4
- Medarot 5: Susutake Mura no Tenkо̄sei
- Medarot Navi
- Medarot G
- Medarot 2: CORE
Medarot Classics Plus is an updated version of the Medarot Classics Nintendo 3DS game compilation, which launched in Japan in December 2017. Medarot Navi, Medarot G, and Medarot 2: CORE are new additions to the Switch game compilation. The new game compilation will include a mechanic that allows players to clear mini-games by pressing and holding the button instead of mashing it.
The game will get a limited Advanced Edition that will bundle both Medarot Classics Plus Kabuto Ver. and Medarot Classics Plus Kuwagata Ver. compilations, a box art memorial plate set, and a three-disc soundtrack with music from Medarot Navi, Medarot G, and Medarot 2: CORE.
The Medarot game launched for the Game Boy in Japan in 1997. Medarot 2, Medarot 3, Medarot 4, and Medarot 5: Susutake Mura no Tenkо̄sei launched for Game Boy Color between 1999-2001. Medarot Navi, Medarot G, and Medarot 2: CORE debuted for Game Boy Advance in 2001, 2002, and 2003, respectively. Medarot 2: CORE's two versions got English releases titled Medabots: Metabee Version and Medabots: Rokusho Version in North America in 2003 and in Europe in 2002.
The first Medabots (Medarot) game inspired a television anime series by Bee Train in 1999, and a sequel series titled Medarot Damashii (Medabots Spirits) in 2000. ADV licensed the series in North America, and Nelvana produced a dub for the first series. The dub aired on the Fox Kids network in 2001 before moving to ABC Family. Medabots Spirits then aired on ABC Family in 2003.
Delta Arts, the studio behind many of the recent Medabots games, shut down in April 2016.
Thanks to Mark Alv for the news tip.