It’s been years in development, but the chance to see giant robots fight to the metal-crunching finish is now upon us.

Back in the summer of 2015, MegaBots, Inc created a 15-foot tall, 12,000lb piloted mech capable of hurling a 3lb hunk of metal at over 130 mph. The only problem: there was nobody to duel with.

Enter Japan.

The only other known piloted mech was a similar 9,000lb metal beast from Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industries. MegaBots challenged them to a matchup in the ring with melee combat—and they accepted.

And next Tuesday, October 17th at 7 PM PT, this epic duel will finally be streamed over on Twitch. While it will be streamed for the first time, the event will not, however, be streamed live. Due to the nature of huge robots battling each other to the death over multiple rounds, each team had to stop and make repairs over several days. The upcoming stream on Twitch is a consolidation of all the rounds without the repairs.

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Says MegaBots:

“After two years of breakthrough science and engineering, MegaBots and Suidobashi are finally ready to bring the world the battle of the century. The all-new MegaBots Mk. III robot is a full combat-capable 12-ton, 430-horsepower steel crushing beast. Strap in and get ready. Things are about to get absurdly epic.

Save the date and get those beers ready—the action will be going down right here.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.