Level-5’s New IP Megaton-Kyuu Musashi Gets a New Trailer
Level-5 revealed today the brand new trailer of their upcoming new IP Megaton-Kyuu Musashi (Megaton-Class Musashi), a new JRPG coming to Japan. This new trailer features a bit of the story, the characters, and the giant mecha that we’ll be able to see in the game. This trailer was revealed at Jump Festa this year, but the publisher was able to release it officially today.
Check out the announcement trailer (Japanese) of Megaton-Kyuu Musashi, featuring a cinematic video:
This new IP was announced at the Level-5 Vision 2016 presentation, and it’s supposed to be a multimedia franchise spanning the game, an anime series, toys, and more.
This game is a collaboration between Level-5 and the fan favorite manga magazine Shonen Jump, so gamers can expect Shonen Jump influence in the game.
Twinfinite.net said in an article on their website:
“We get to see the main hero Yamato Ichigodoji and his companions, the rough Ryugo Hijakata and the serious Teru Asami. More characters showcased are classmate and heroine Yuka Nishino, and Musashi Project Leader Sayaka Minami.
Of course, the true star of the show is the Megaton-class Musashi mecha, that certainly appears to pack a lot of punch.
At the moment, we only know that the game will be an RPG, but platforms, release window, and price are all to be determined.
When the game was first showcased, it appeared to be running on 3DS and on at least one PlayStation platform, but since two years have passed and 3DS and PS Vita are riding towards the sunset, we’ll have to wait and see on this front.”
Level-5 Inc. is a Japanese video game developer and publisher based in Fukuoka, who are best known for theirProfessor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Ni no Kuni, and Yo-kai Watch franchises. The company was founded in October 1998 by Akihiro Hino after he departed from the now defunct Riverhillsoft.
Early in its history, the company enjoyed a close relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment, with many of its titles funded by and produced in conjunction with them. Starting in 2007, the company started self-publishing its titles in Japan, while Nintendo took over publishing on their systems internationally. By the early 2010s, Level-5 was one of the ten largest video game companies in Japan, holding a market share of 3.2%.