Update #2 [Wed 16th Nov, 2022 05:15 GMT]: Level-5 has delayed the game's release by a week. Instead of launching on December 1st in Japan, it'll now arrive on December 8th. It's all timed in with the release of the anime's second season (via Gematsu).

Update [Sun 18th Sep, 2022 02:45 BST]: Level-5 has now confirmed Megaton Mushashi X will launch exclusively in Japan on 1st December. Below is a trailer and gameplay footage (via Gematsu):

Original article [Sat 2nd Jul, 2022 02:35 BST]: Level-5 - known for series like Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven and Yo-kai Watch - has announced its mech RPG game Megaton Musashi will be going free-to-play in Japan this Fall.

Megaton Musashi X will include the six major content updates Megaton Musashi received since its launch on Switch in 2021, and will also feature new content. This includes Season 2 of story, PVP online battles, new mecha, characters, weapons and stages (thanks, Gematsu).

Save data from the original game will carry over to Megaton Musashi X, and players who do this will be able to purchase a special item set featuring exclusive mecha. Getter Robo and Mazinger Z will also join the free-to-play release of Megaton Musashi when it arrives later this year.

There's no word on this new version of the game being localised, but if anything changes we'll let you know. Megaton Musashi also goes beyond the game and is accompanied by anime, manga and various other merchandise in Japan.

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[source gematsu.com]