Layton journeys to a new world
After a strong showing at a recent Nintendo Direct, Level-5 hosted a livestream today spotlighting some of its upcoming titles. Though every title was already known, we did get some details on what looks like a packed line-up for Level-5.
Today’s stream featured the reveal of a new Megaton Musashi, dubbed Megaton Musashi: Wired. Alongside the mech action title, we also got some details on the new Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road, the cop RPG Decapolice, Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time, and the new Professor Layton game.
Here’s the full run-down of everything shown:
Today’s trailer dives a bit deeper into Level-5’s cop RPG Decapolice. The battle system makes it look like a party-based RPG, but I really dig the investigation parts where it looks like the player links clues together using red string and suspicions. The setting seems pretty unique, and I’m interested to see what Level-5 does with such a unique set-up. Plus, just listen to that soundtrack. Decapolice is coming to PlayStation and Switch sometime this year.
Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time
A new life starts in the new Fantasy Life game, and that means a character creator. Level-5 showed off some of the avatar creation potential, as well as general gameplay and different Lives (a.k.a. jobs) to undertake. There’s really just something cozy and chill about this particular take on the life sim genre. Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time is targeting Nintendo Switch for sometime this year.
Megaton Musashi: Wired
Level-5 officially unveiled its new Megaton Musashi project. Wired is an international version of the original Megaton Musashi. Build robots and pilot them against absolutely massive robots. What more could you really want? Level-5 is advertising cross-play for PC, PlayStation, and Switch, with co-op and competitive options too. Some legendary robots are also getting involved, ranging from Mazinger Z to Combattler V. According to the teaser site, Megaton Musashi: Wired is aiming to launch this year.
Professor Layton and the New World of Steam
After the new Layton entry was revealed at the Nintendo Direct, Level-5 shared more about what’s in store for the puzzle-solving detective in this new trailer. The story picks up after Luke’s departure for America in The Unwound Future. Luke has become a bit of a detective in his own right on the new continent, and Layton will team up with him to solve mysteries and quick puzzles in this new world of steam and machines. No release date’s been set yet, but Professor Layton and the New World of Steam will be headed to Switch.
Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road
The sports-RPG crossover Inazuma Eleven has a stylish new entry on the way in Victory Road, which looks to be an all-star mash-up of the series’ history. Over 4500 characters from the Inazuma Eleven series will appear, as two players attempt to revive a soccer club and topple the reigning champions. Who doesn’t love a good underdog story? Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road is set for 2023 for Switch, PS4, iOS, and Android.