Muv-Luv Alternative: Strike Frontier Browser Game Shuts Down in July

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game based on Age's Muv-Luv franchise launched in 2016

Age announced on Monday that DMM Games' Muv-Luv Alternative: Strike Frontier browser game will shut down on July 5. Age noted that it was preparing to move to the game's "second part," but DMM and Age met and decided that continued service of the game would be difficult.

The game launched in 2016 and received iOS and Android versions in January.

The game is based on Age and Ixtl's Muv-Luv science fiction franchise. After creating Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (Rumbling Hearts), adult game brand Age released the first Muv-Luv title in 2003, followed by Muv-Luv Alternative in 2006. The Muv-Luv franchise has since sold more than 500,000 games, as well as more than 3 million figures, models, and other hobby releases.

Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited launched for PC via Steam in English in July 2016, and Muv-Luv Alternative launched on Steam in September 2017. The games received PS Vita ports in Japan in January 2016. PQube and Ixtl will release Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative for PlayStation Vita on June 8 in Europe and June 12 in North America.

Publisher Degica and developer Ixtl held a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to fund the releases. The campaign met its initial goal of US$250,000 within eight hours, and ultimately raised US$1,255,444.

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, a light novel spinoff of the franchise, inspired a manga and a television anime of the same name. Its prequel, Schwarzes Marken, also inspired an anime. Age's Kimi ga Nozomu Eien inspired a television anime that Funimation released under the title Rumbling Hearts.

Thanks to invalidname for the news tip.

Source: Age official website

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