|Digital Release||PlayStation Vita
January 21, 2016 (JP)
June 08, 2018 (AU, EU, NA)
July 14, 2016
|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
The Muv-Luv series is an epic saga told in three parts: Muv-Luv Extra, Muv-Luv Unlimited, and Muv-Luv Alternative. What begins as a tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy ultimately transforms into an action-packed thrill ride in a war-torn alternate reality, and it’s this drastic-yet-methodical genre twist that makes the final chapter the most highly-revered visual novel of all time.
This is a story that will plant seeds in your brain early in the first act that you won’t even notice until they sprout in the third for maximum narrative payoff and crushing emotional impact. Don’t fall for Extra’s cutesy exterior. This series ventures into some of the darkest thematic territory you’ll ever see, and when the final curtain closes, you’ll likely need a forklift to pick your jaw up off the floor. Make no mistake: this is a story that will challenge you in ways few works of fiction dare attempt, and an emotional tour de force unlike any other.
Select Video Coverage
Thanks to an anonymous reader for submitting this game to the site