By Benny Carrillo / July 10th, 2015
Muv-Luv; coming soon to a PC near you!
One of the most acclaimed Visual Novel series from Japan is finally making the journey West!
Degica, in collaboration with Ixtl is proud to announce the upcoming Kickstarter for the Muv-Luv series. Both companies are very excited at this opportunity to localize and bring the love comedy/science fiction visual novel series to PC gamers all over the world.
Penned by the successful author of Kimi ga Nozumu Eien (Rumbling Heart Kiminozo), the Muv-Luv series started as a high school romance Visual Novel game in 2003, but quickly evolved into an epic science fiction based saga featuring an alternate world, giant aliens, mecha robots, and a complex cast of characters.
Selling more than half a million units since release (just in Japan!), the Muv-Luv series has also made the transition to anime and manga and even spawned the “Moe Military” trend which is still raging in Japan.
With over 3 million pieces of figurines, robot hobby models, and anime/manga sold; Muv-Luv is a force to be reckoned with and has influenced a number of works including Attack On Titan.
This Kickstarter will focus on the localization and PC/Steam release of the first two titles in the series : Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative.
Muv-Luv consists of the Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited story arcs :
Shirogane Takeru was living a peaceful life as a 3rd year high school student, with his childhood friend Kagami Sumika. However, one morning Takeru awakens to see a mysterious girl named Mitsurugi Meiya sleeping in his bed. Thus begins the start of a high school love comedy where Takeru will have to choose between his childhood friend and the girl insisting they are bonded by fate.
Shirogane Takeru finds himself stuck in a parallel world where mankind is on the brink of destruction after battling against alien invaders known as BETA for the last 20 years. Takeru soon finds himself enrolled into the United Nation force to fight these aliens and finds the parallel versions of all of his high school friends, with the exception of Kagami Sumika, who does not seem to exist. Soon he will have to fight to save mankind, and protect the girl he comes to love over the course of the story.
Three years after witnessing the tragic exodus of mankind, Takeru wakes up believing that everything that had happened was just a dream. The brief hope that he has at last come back to his world is dashed away as soon as he discovers that he is once more trapped in the parallel world of Unlimited. Restarting on that fateful day he first came here, will Takeru manage to use his knowledge of previous events to change mankind’s tragic future?
The Kickstarter is slated to launch late August/early September and will offer a number of exclusive rewards and incentives for fans of the series.
Nakanishi-san of Ixtl says he is “Very happy for this chance to bring Muv-Luv overseas for the first time ever, and to present it fully localized to the fans.” He adds that “It is great to bring this series to the numerous fans overseas in a format they can enjoy to the fullest..”
Jack Momose of Degica states that he is “Very honored to be chosen to help bring Muv-Luv overseas and is excited to help Kickstart and publish the Muv-Luv series.“
The Muv-Luv team will be running a pre-Kickstarter giveaway for exclusive merchandise and more at muvluv.degica.com.
The Kickstarter is scheduled to start late August/early September so stay tuned!
You can keep up to date with the latest on everything Muv-Luv by following the team on their various social media channels:
About Ixtl: Copyright holder of the Age Visual Novel games including hit games Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Muv- Luv series which pioneered the Nakige genre of adult games putting more emphasis on matters of the heart.
About Degica: E-commerce and publishing company for software and games, both in and out of Japan. Mostly known overseas for the publishing of RPG Maker, and the payment solution Komoju.
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