Muv-Luv & Muv-Luv Alternative Vita versions are coming west this summer, as announced by a partnership between PQube and IXTL. Both games make up the complete Muv-Luv series, with former containing the first two parts, and the latter the final part. They’ll be coming to Europe & North America in Summer 2018 both physically and digitally.
Muv-Luv Alternative Trailer
This well known series is often held up as being one of the finest among the visual novel genre, with the games ranking near the top of VNDB’s popularity lists.
What starts as a stereotypical high school romance visual novel ends up turning into a sci-fi epic, packed with mechs, time travel, and aliens. But throughout it all, it has an excellent cast of characters.
Muv-Luv, which contains both the ‘Muv-Luv Extra’ and ‘Muv-Luv Unlimited’ storylines, is available on PS Vita, while Muv-Luv Alternative in the second PS Vita release completes a trilogy which is widely considered to be among the finest the Visual novel artform has to offer.
Following the exploits of Takeru Shirogane – a young student caught between the affections of his childhood friend and a mysterious heiress – Muv-Luv seems like a simple romantic story.
Nothing could be further from the truth however, as the Muv-Luv story soon become an epic sci-fi adventure pulling in the very finest elements of the mecha genre, parallel universe and time travel.
The plan to bring Muv-Luv to the west originally started on Kickstarter, where the project absolutely smashed its initial $250k target, bringing in $1,250,000 — a clean $1 mil more than they asked for.
Thanks to smashing every stretch goal, the games are heading to Vita too. Working directly with the original Japanese developers, these versions even contain enhancements and extra content.
PQube have warned that “physical editions will only be produced in very limited numbers”, so make sure you get them when you can!
We’re expecting to open up pre-orders for both games pretty soon. As for whether there will be a super special, extra nice collector’s edition for Muv-Luv… keep your eyes peeled on the site!
Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative are coming to PlayStation Vita in Summer 2018 both physically and digitally for Europe and North America.