Medabots is a series that never really caught on much in the West. Something of a 'me-too' Pokémon series, the franchise instead focuses on building robot warrior Medabots instead of training monsters. It has some interesting ideas, such as how individual robot parts have their own health gauges, but generally seems to be a rather forgettable franchise. Interestingly enough, it still has a bit of a following in Japan; Medabots 9 launches for 3DS in the region later this month, though its chances of localisation are rather slim.

At any rate, Natsume just confirmed that Medabots: Metabee & Rokusho will be arriving on the North American Wii U Virtual Console this week. The Game Boy Advance game released for the EU Virtual Console a few months ago, and we were decently satisfied with it, but some archaic gameplay structures hold it back from greatness. Here's the tweet:

What do you think? Will you be picking this up? What do you think of the Medabots series? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via twitter.com]