Level-5's mech-based title Megaton Musashi is getting crossover content with two of Japan's most legendary robot series.
A teaser for the crossover was shown during Level-5’s 'Megaton Lab' livestream. and shows the distinctive silhouettes of the Getter-1 Robo and Mazinger Z. Both of these robots are taken from series created by iconic Japanese artist Go Nagai (real name Kiyoshi Nagai) and are considered to be classics of the mech genre.
Level-5 has stated that more information regarding the collaboration will be revealed in the future.
Megaton Musashi is part of a new media series from Level-5, and is accompanied by anime, manga and other merchandise. The game is available on the Switch and PS4, but is exclusive to Japan at present, with no indication that it will be localised for international audiences.
We reviewed the Switch version earlier this year, and said:
Megaton Musashi already has a lot going for it, but there’s certainly a lot of room for improvement. The relatively disposable narrative is merely a lightweight obstacle in the way of the real fun found here: battling an unfortunately repetitive palette of enemies and then tinkering with your rogue, the latter of which is the game’s primary attraction. To be fair, it is a disproportionately excellent attraction, which makes the rest of the game’s issues secondary. With monthly updates coming from Level-5 adding both missions and parts, this is definitely a worthwhile, if flawed, import with style to spare. We'd welcome an official, localised release in the West despite the game's issues; after all, Switch needs all the ammo it can get as it moves into its fifth year.
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Actually, Getter Robo was created by Ken Ishikawa
Welp that entire article title made no sense to me..not a mech person clearly.
@Willo567 They co-created it, didn't they?
Yes they did co-create it, although I believe Ken Ishikawa wrote the manga up until his death in 2006
If you really want to play that game so bad, upgrade your knowledge with some basic Japanese letters (at least able to read Hiragana and Katakana letters and understand the basic Japanese words).
Nothing wrong to learn other language for the games you really want to play.
Nintendo, buy Level 5 already, come on.
This news makes me geeky giddy!
I’m enjoying the game and Getter Robo is one of my favorite classic super robots, so bring it on! 😆
Meh not interested, at least we're getting Front Mission 1 & 2 remakes anyways which are way better mech RPGs.
Darn. Looks cool. Shame it never got localised. My fav mech games to date are mech assault, custom robo, and metal arms (a fps, but has Mechs in it)
@Anti-Matter -or you could not be a snob and realize some people don't all have time for that.
I'm curious, have you even played Megaton Musashi? I just wondered why you'd rate it as inferior to the Front Mission remakes which haven't even released yet.
I thought FM was "real robots" in a turn-based tactics game with RPG elements, while MM is "hot-blooded super robots" in a 3D beat-em-up action game with RPG elements. I never tried out Front Mission back in the Saturn/PS1 days (far too many Super Robot Taisen games filled that robot tactics niche for me), but the comparison seemed a bit apples-to-oranges to me.
(Or should I say Macross-to-Grendizer?)
Either way, there is plenty of room in the mecha hangar for these games to coexist.
Nice. Just bought this game. Haven’t spun it up yet though.
I just give some suggestion.
Brave Fencer Musashi >>>
Need a new entry in that series.
… Wun can only hope.
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