One of the most acclaimed Visual Novel series from Japan is finally making the journey West! Having passed the 650k mark, Muv-Luv is now the #1 Kickstarter Virtual Novel project in history by amount raised. Muv-Luv has 12 days to go still sitting at $682k and climbing, well within reach of the final stretch goal at 720k. That final goal brings two smaller side-story games that have never been released in English to the fold, creating ample reason to get over the hump for backers!
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.
- Muv-Luv consists of the Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited story arcs:
- Muv-Luv Extra: 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.
- Muv-Luv Unlimited: 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.
- Muv-Luv Alternative: 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?
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Source: Press Release