September 18, 2017
January 21, 2016 (JP)
June 08, 2018 (AU, EU, NA)
|Delisting||January 14, 2018 - Steam|
|Publisher||Degica Games - Steam
5pb - PlayStation Vita (JP)
PQube - PlayStation Vita (AU, EU, NA)
PlayStation Vita (AU, EU, JP, NA)
The original releases of Muv-Luv, Muv-Luv Alternative, and Muv-Luv VR were delisted on Steam on January 14th, 2018. Although promised to be relisted “within the week” Muv-Luv and Alternative did not return to Steam until February 28th, 2018 as separate new releases published by aNCHOR Inc. Muv-Luv VR has not returned to Steam.
The cause for the delistings is clearly a change in publishing rights between age, Muv-Luv’s creators, and the various partners they have worked with to bring the game to release. VNs Now has a good summary of the situation from March 2018 and a few theories behind what might have happened.
About the Game
This is it. The chips are down, the die’s been cast, and the fate of the multiverse is on the line. Step back into the cockpit and prepare for deployment in Muv-Luv Alternative, the most critically acclaimed visual novel of all time. Just be sure to keep a box of tissues handy, because it’s about to be a bumpy ride.
This isn’t a cutesy high school rom-com anymore; it’s an epic tale of political conspiracies, international espionage, an alien menace, quantum causality, bittersweet reunions, genetic modification, and much, much more. Gluttons for punishment, rejoice, because once it gets rolling, there are no brakes on this pain train.
It’ll test your limits, challenge your worldview, and by the time it’s all over, you’ll be so emotionally spent that it’ll be weeks before you can fully process the implications of what you’ve just witnessed. Fair warning, though: common side effects include feelings of emptiness, PTSD, and unrealistic expectations for any and all other visual novels.
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