Watch out, BETA: Muv-Luv localization to get Kickstarted


Coming soon to a Kickstarter near you

It looks like visual novel fans are in for some good news. The gang at DegiGames and Ixtl have revealed that they're creating a Kickstarter to localize Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative. While the funding campaign will focus on the games' all-ages release, the official Muv-Luv Twitter page states that the titles' uncut version are on their agenda.

In case you haven't heard of the series, Muv-Luv features two storylines, which consist of "Extra" and "Unlimited." The game's first story is about Takeru Shirogane, a high school student who needs to decide if he wants to date his childhood friend or the girl that suddenly appeared in his bed. Afterward, the title's second arc throws our main hero into an alternate world where society is battling against the alien threat known as the BETA. In other words, the player will get to fight the invaders with a robot while they decide on which girl to follow.

When it seemed that Takeru's ordeal was over, Muv-Luv Alternative focuses on his return to the "Unlimited" world; however, he's back at the starting point of his previous adventure. With his experience from his previous endeavor, the guy plans to change the outcome of the war against the BETA.

Last but not least, the Muv-Luv Kickstarter goes live this August or September. If the two games get funded, then they'll arrive on Steam and other digital gaming outlets. In light of this announcement, Koki Yoshimune (Muv-Luv's Writer and âge's President), Azusa Maxima (Muv-Luv Alternative manga), Takashi Nakanishi (Ixtl's CEO), and Takashi Koike (Muv-Luv's licensing) will be at Anime Expo '15. From the looks of it, we might get to hear more about the upcoming funding campaign.

While I never got to play any of the Muv-Luv titles, I heard good things about the games' alternate world stories, so I'm excited over the idea that the series might go West. To those of you who love visual novels, are you all looking forward to this Kickstarter?


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