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Muv-Luv's 'Project Mikhail' Smartphone Game Video Reveals Delay to 2021

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Game will release for smartphones, PC in Japanese, English, Chinese

Staff members at the game developer âge announced during a livestream event on Saturday that its previously announced new "Project Mikhail" game for the Muv-Luv franchise will launch in 2021. The game was previously scheduled to launch in late 2020. The livestream also revealed a video for the game. (The below livestream archive video features lagged footage. The video starts at 7:39:48 and ends at 7:40:37.)

Hitoshi Kumano is directing the game, and Yoshiki Kashitani is serving as technical director.

The action game is planned for release for smartphones and PC in Japanese, English, and Chinese. The game will let players move Tactical Surface Fighters, and customization for machines and abilities will be possible. The staff noted that the game will use a subscription or battle pass model rather than a "pay to win" model.

After creating Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (Rumbling Hearts), adult game brand âge 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 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. âge's Kimi ga Nozomu Eien inspired a television anime that Funimation released under the title Rumbling Hearts.

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 and in the West in June 2018.

Other projects for the franchise include a Muv-Luv Alternative sequel project titled "Muv-Luv Integrate" (tentative title) and a "Muv-Luv Alternative in Animation" project.

Sources: âge livestream, Famitsu.com


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