Update [Thu 9th Dec, 2021 02:00 GMT]: This new free update is now available. Level-5 has also released a roadmap for the game, which includes the anime series and a "large-scale" paid update coming in Fall 2022 (thanks, Gematsu):

  • December 9, 2021
    • Free Update Vol. 1: Counterattack Boost Patch
      • Superdreadnought mission added.
      • New strengthening system added.
      • New kabuki functions, Rogues, and weapons added.
  • January 2022
    • Free Update Vol. 2
      • New missions, bosses, enemies, rogues, special moves, and more added.
  • February 2022
    • Free Update Vol. 3
  • March to June 2022
    • Free Update Vol. 4 (regular updates)
  • Fall 2022
    • TV Anime Season 2 broadcasts.
    • Large-Scale Paid Update “Megaton Musashi Kai
      • Player-versus-Player (up to three-versus-three) battles added.
      • Fortress Capture cooperative battles added.
      • New chapters added (featuring stories and characters from Season 2, plus new stages).

Original article [Thu 11th Nov, 2021 06:05 GMT]: Level-5's Megaton Musashi is now available in Japan on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Alongside the game's release, the company has announced a new "large-scale" and "free" update, coming this December. Here's the scoop, courtesy of a translation by Gematsu:

"The update, dubbed the “Free Update Vol. 1: Counterattack Boost Patch,” will add a mission to battle the powerful large-scale boss Dino, the new power-up system “Overlimit,” as well as yet to be revealed Rogues (robots) and kabuki functions (special moves)."

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Image: via Gematsu

Level-5 will also be rolling out even more updates for the game beyond December - including new missions and Rogues.

As previously explained, this title is a robot-battling RPG tied in with an anime. A physical Switch release is also planned for Japan. At the moment, there's no word on a western localisation, and it's admittedly less likely now that Level-5 has withdrawn from the West.

Would you be interested in seeing this kind of game localised? How do you feel about Level-5 - known for Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven and more - halting its operations in the west? Comment down below.

[source gematsu.com]