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Megaton Musashi: Wired — Everything We Know



In a bid to broaden its horizons, Level-5, a Japan-based studio behind the likes of Dark Cloud and Ni no Kuni, will be bringing region-locked Megaton Musashi to the rest of the world. And the best part is, this newfound repackaging, aptly titled Megaton Musashi: Wired, will be heading to both consoles and PC later this year. Or at least, that's what it's shaping up for, anyway.

So, now that we know it's being localized for the rest of the globe, what more do we need to know about it? Well, if you just so happen to be a budding mecha enthusiast (or a die-hard fan of multiplayer games, for that matter), then you'll definitely want to brush up on your facts before placing that all-important pre-order. Speaking of which, here's everything you need to know about it.

What Is Megaton Musashi: Wired?

Megaton Musashi: Wired is an upcoming action-RPG by Level-5. It's also an extended version of the same game that launched exclusively in Japan back in November 2021. Promising additional content that will be suited for a global audience, Level-5 made it clear that future players will be able to play from all corners of the globe, with cross-play now being implemented on consoles and PC.

At its heart, Megaton Musashi is an RPG that features a unique blend of 2.5D open exploration, and real-time combat that revolves entirely around massive machines and grand-scale arenas. Either alone or in a team, players will have the chance to engage in epic single-player encounters, or in 3v3 clashes via the ever-popular Colosseum Battle mode. True to its word, Level-5 will enable a cross-play function, meaning players, whatever their console preference, will be able to wage war against teams of another platform.


Megaton Musashi is set in the near future—specifically the aftermath of an alien invasion that wiped out 99% of humankind. Having drilled a hole into the earth and forced the final 1% into hiding, the species—”Dracters”—now move to monopolize the entire planet. However, in a last-ditch effort to restore humanity to the fallen world, the %1 turn to “Rogues”, giant mechs with extraordinary abilities. This is where you, one of the final remaining pilots left on earth, will take your stand and, hopefully, turn the tide of war against the Drectors.


Megaton Musashi: Wired plays out in a similar fashion to other action-RPGs; it divides its time between semi-open world exploration—sections in which you can explore the environment and interact with characters to unravel additional layers of the story—and full-fledged combat, which allows players to assume control of powerful mechanical bots and engage in fast-paced battles. Wired, while staying true to the original game, will expand on this by bringing “exclusive content” for the global release. As for what that exclusive content will be, though, is still anybody's guess.

Megaton Musashi can be played either alone or online, courtesy of Colosseum Battle—a mode that lets you take on deadly mecha suits and other players in its specialized 3v3 events. During said events, you will need to both build and evolve your one-of-a-kind robot in order to maximize your chances of winning the epic bouts laid out before you. Simply put, you'll need to build, battle, and upgrade your way to the pinnacle of the mecha-based metropolis, all the while working to whittle down the alien faction that oppresses the final fragments of earth.


In case you missed it, Level-5 had initially brought Megaton Musashi to consoles back in 2021. Problem was, it was only released in Japan, which of course meant a great deal of the world missed out on the opportunity to soak up its mecha-based multiplayer world. To rectify this, Level-5 conceived Wired, an international version that supposedly boasts “exclusive content” for first-timers to enjoy.

At present, we can't say for certain when Megaton Musashi: Wired will grace our systems. What we do know, however, is that it'll be heading to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, and PC via Steam at some stage this year. So, you know, that's a start.



Feeling the urge to embark on some epic mecha-heavy quests yet? The good news is, Level-5 hasn't been all that quiet since making the announcement to resurrect Megaton Musashi. Matter of fact, there's even a trailer to boot—a relatively short but surprisingly insightful snippet that showcases some of the game's key details and gameplay mechanics. Interested? If so, you can check it out for yourself in the embed above.

Release Date, Platforms & Editions

Megaton Musashi: Wired will be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, and PC via Steam at some point in 2023. A rather vague launch window, for sure, though a lack of date does seem just, given the fact that Level-5 only recently brought it to light. Having said that, a formal announcement outlining the exact date is no doubt already in the cards for Level-5. To this end, it's merely the case of when, rather than will. 

As it currently stands, Level-5 has no information regarding the special or deluxe editions for Megaton Musashi: Wired. Does this mean there won't be any in the build-up to its 2023 launch? Not at all, though if the studio does have something stashed away up its sleeve, then it'll probably be revealed in the coming weeks, or maybe even months.

For more information on the Megaton Musashi: Wired launch, you can go ahead and follow the official social feed here. If anything interesting pops up between now and its eventual release date, we'll be sure to let you know all of the details right here on


So, what's your take? Will you be picking up a copy of Megaton Musashi: Wired when it drops later this year? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.

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