Today, during its Level-5 Vision 2016 event, Level-5 revealed Megaton Musashi: its brand new cross-media project (the 5th one). It will be launched in 2017, but it’s not clear on which platforms. During the livestream, we saw concept images with a New Nintendo 3DS XL model, but it’s not clear if that means it’s indeed coming to the Nintendo 3DS (most likely not, or it would have been announced as such, like for Lady Layton).
First, here’s the Pilot Anime shown during the Level-5 Vision 2016 conference:
Megaton Musashi takes place on Earth, in 2118. Our lovely planet has been invaded by the Dorakuta, and 90% of mankind was annihilated in a matter of days. The damages are quite clearly visible, as the planet now has a giant hole at the center (which is why it’s now called Donut Earth now). The three protagonists of Megaton Musashi pilot a mecha called Musashi, and they use it to go fight against the invaders.
The protagonists are:
- Yamato Ichidaiji / Musashi 1 (voiced by Msakazu Morita)
- Yuugo Hijikata / Musashi 2 (voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki)
- Teru Asami / Musashi 3 (voiced by Miyu Irino)
Other characters have also been revealed:
- Reiji Amemiya (voiced by Kaito Ishikawa)
- Yuuka Nishino (voiced by Ayana Taketatsu)
- Sayaka Minami (voiced by Maaya Sakamoto)
- Queen (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro)
Following the downfall of humanity, most people had their memories of the invasion erased, and were evacuated to a high-defense shelter. Unlike the rest of mankind, the three protagonists still have their memories intact.
Below, you can see artworks for some of the mechas appearing in the game:
- the three Megaton Class Musashi
- the Diver Class mechas (used by “regular” soldiers)
- the Gridd: used by the enemies. They have various forms, and just like the Musashi, they can combine into a super mecha
Megaton Musashi will get an anime series, a video game (an Action RPG, but no platform announced at the moment as explained above), and even a toy line. The Pilot Movie shows us what we can expect in both the games and with the toy line, with the three Musashi mechas being able to combine, use specific equipment using cards, and more.
Finally, here’s screencaps from the official website (showcasing the various elements mentioned above):
Source: Level-5 Vision
Additional details courtesy of Gematsu