Natsume's Medabots series has quite the following around the world but the games rarely make it outside of Japan, which is a shame.

Earlier this year, Medabots: DUAL was announced for 3DS and this adaptation will feature online play and team battles. The developer Rocket Company has now released some in-game footage and it looks set to be an action packed battle-RPG. It's set to be released later this year in Japan and you can see the Medabots in action in the video below.

The latest game in the franchise was Medabots 7, which is definitely not coming to the West. However, when Natsume revealed this sad news it did say the next one may make the trip overseas.

There's been no confirmation yet and the fact there are two versions of the game will make things more difficult, but we have our fingers firmly crossed nonetheless.

What are your thoughts on Medabots: DUAL, or indeed the series itself? Do you want to see more in the West? Let us know in the comment section.

Thanks to Retro_on_theGo for the tip!