There's a new Medabots (AKA Medarot) game in the works for Nintendo 3DS in Japan, and it's coming in two forms. Medabots 8 is set for an August 28 release, with both Kabuto and Kuwagata versions available for ¥5,800 ($57) each.
According to this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, the story will be detective-themed, and players will be able to battle and trade parts via both local and online multiplayer. The game system has been updated to help ease in new players, and complete overhauls have been given to the protagonist, world view, and Medabot 3D models.
Those who pick up first-print copies will get a bonus original soundtrack.