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Project Mugen - Release date speculation and what we know so far

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Project Mugen

Hoyoverse has remained largely unchallenged in the open-world gacha space but it looks like a game might finally challenge Genshin Impact’s popularity. Project Mugen is an upcoming free-to-play game that looks like an urban version of Genshin Impact. So if you are excited to see what Netease Games has in store for fans, here is our discussion on the Project Mugen release date speculation, plus everything we know so far about the game.

Pre-registrations for the game are currently open and it looks like we might get a beta sometime in the near future. The game is set to arrive on PlayStation, PC, Android, and iOS. However, there is no official news regarding an Xbox or Nintendo Switch release yet.

But we strongly recommend signing up for Project Mugen’s beta in case you want to be among the first to get your hands on the game. Although, while we wait for Project Mugen’s official release date reveal, consider checking out some of the other popular free-to-play games like Arknights and NIKKE.

Project Mugen release date speculation

Project Mugen
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Unfortunately, there is currently no known release date for Project Mugen. But as we mentioned, the game is accepting pre-registrations. Sadly, there is no official word on when the first betas will take place either.

What to expect from Project Mugen

Project Mugen is currently in development by Naken Rain Studio, which is one of the development studios under Netease Games. From the official info we have so far, here’s what you can expect from Project Mugen:

Open World

The game is set in a vibrant cityscape with a strong cyberpunk theme featuring neon lights, futuristic design choices, and more. Players can also expect the environments to change dynamically, which is something we saw this year in Hi-Fi Rush.

Team-Based Combat

Similar to Genshin Impact’s four-player party system, you will need to set up a party of four combatants when playing Project Mugen. One of the unique aspects of Project Mugen’s combat is that you can take advantage of objects in the environment and turn them into weapons.

Endless Traversal Options

It is very easy to ruin an open world with slow traversal. Thankfully, Project Mugen features multiple traversal options including vehicles, wall climbing, and parkour. Each character will also have unique traversal abilities that will allow you to navigate the game’s open world better.


A lot of players feel that Project Mugen feels like an anime version of Grand Theft Auto and we couldn’t agree more. The gameplay shown so far highlights a vibrant open world that is full of NPCs and things to do. The traversal is what looks the most fun with characters using grappling hooks to quickly move from one place to another in the official reveal trailer.

Whether Project Mugen poses a threat to Genshin Impact or not will clear in time and all we can do is wait until we have more official information about the game. But there you have it, that is all you need to know about Project Mugen’s release date.

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