Degica Games managed to successfully Kickstart the project to bring Muv-Luv to the West on PC via Steam for $1.2 million. The first two parts of the acclaimed Japanese visual novel have officially released on Steam right now for $34.99.
The first two parts, the tongue-in-cheek comedy and the romantic story, Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited have been made available thanks to ixtl and Degica.
You can check out the launch trailer for the visual novel below.
According to the Steam store page, the third part of the trilogy, Muv-Luv Alternative, will be released shortly following the launch of the first two arcs…
“This game contains the first two arcs: Extra, and Unlimited. The final arc is the story’s massive climax, and is nearly the size of the first two combined. It will be available soon on Steam as a standalone title, so keep an eye out for Muv-Luv Alternative when it launches this winter.”
Muv-Luv Unlimited starts the seeds for the absolutely breathtaking Muv-Luv Alternative, which also leads towards Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. The first few episodes of the anime are some of the most shocking moments in an animated series and doesn’t pull any punches. It’s a real shame that the series kind of tapers off and suffers from the Gundam effect after the more gruesome segments early on are wrapped up.
Most fans of the visual novel series are already highly recommending the first two parts, not necessarily because they’re the best but because they help setup Muv-Luv Alternative, which is where things really pick up and get interesting (and very entertaining).
As of the writing of this article there are no negative reviews of Degica’s Western release of the first two parts of Muv Luv. Gamers are also anxiously awaiting the release of Muv-Luv Alternative as well, and suggest diving into Extra and Unlimited to give you an idea of what the story and characters are like.
The visual novel series supports achievements and trading cards, and you can pick up the package right now for $34.99 over on the Steam store.