Megaton-Class Musashi Trailer Reveals PS4, Switch Release Date - Everything You Should Know on the Level-5 Mecha Anime, Game

Everything you should know about Megaton-Kyuu Musashi

By Iyane Agossah

August 6, 2021

Megaton-Class Musashi, the mecha-themed joint project between Level-5 and Shonen Jump, is finally happening for real, and Level-5 finally announced a release date for the mecha co-op action game. New trailers for both the game and anime were also revealed.

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What’s Megaton-Class Musashi? Everything you should know on the new mecha IP by Level-5

Megaton-Kyuu Musashi, which translates to Megaton-Class Musashi, was first announced by Level-5 in July 2016 and was supposed to launch in 2017. However, similarly to Yo-kai Watch 4 or the next Inazuma Eleven game, it was delayed more times than you can count. Level-5 president Akihiro Hino explained in 2019 the company was completely overhauling itself to avoid ever running into these problems again.

It’s also important to note Megaton-Class Musashi is a cross-media project. Also called media-mix or trans-media, this refers to franchises where a game, anime, manga, toys, stage plays, musicals, and several projects are planned and launched simultaneously. The concept of cross-media was most notably popularized by Sega with Sakura Taisen.

Megaton-Class Musashi takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where the Earth was destroyed and hollowed out by aliens. Humanity lives in underground shelters and developed giant mecha to fight back. One of these is the titular Musashi, a sword dual-wielding mecha named after the legendary samurai.

Overall, Megaton Musashi is an action game with RPG, mecha customization elements, and co-op. The last time we had some details on the game was in December 2019. It’s interesting to note that back then the game was re-announced for PS4, Switch, iOS, and Android. In other words, the mobile versions have now been canceled. An official site was also opened, and linked by the Megaton Musashi official Twitter account.

Megaton-Class Musashi finally gets a release date, price, on PS4, Switch – Anime, game new trailers

Megaton-Class Musashi will launch in Japan on PS4 and Switch on November 11, for 6974 Yen (Tax Included). The game was only announced in Japan. Level-5 can localize Megaton Musashi by itself, but it’ll need a publisher seeing Level-5 virtually ceased to exist outside Japan.

On July 21, Level-5 announced the Megaton-Class Musashi anime would start airing on October 1, 2021, in Japan. Now, on August 6, a new trailer for the anime was revealed, alongside a new trailer for the game. you can find both right below.

Megaton Musashi anime trailer
Megaton Musashi game PS4, Switch trailer

Comments from the seiyuu of the three first main characters were also published on the official site.

To summarize, all three are incredibly happy to be part of the project and are looking forward to seeing the final game and anime. And how Level-5 is trying its hand at the Mecha genre.

With the release of Megaton-Class Musashi finally confirmed, it looks like Level-5 is slowly getting back to its feet. The latest Yo-kai Watch game, Yo-Kai Gakuen, didn’t seem to make a lot of noise in Japan. However, Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds seems to be pretty popular and now Megaton Musashi makes me quite hopeful for the future. I don’t believe Inazuma Eleven Heroes’ Great Road will get again delayed from its 2023 release, and I’m particularly eager to try out Megaton Musashi. Hopefully, everything will be alright for Level-5 now.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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