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Muv-Luv's 'Project Mikhail' PC, Switch Game Delayed to August

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anchor also reveals Muv-Luv Verse 'virtual theme park' web service

aNCHOR revealed in a video on Friday that it is delaying its "Project Mikhail" game for the Muv-Luv franchise until August. The game will now release for PC and Nintendo Switch. The game was previously slated to launch in early access in April for iOS, Android, and PC. An update in October will add multiplayer options.

aNCHOR also streamed a video for the game. (Video starts at 7:20.)

Additionally, the company revealed a new web service titled Muv-Luv Verse, which will start a beta test in late April. The "virtual theme park" will be for those who are familiar or unfamiliar with the franchise. Those interested can access the site via PC or smartphone.

The franchise will also have an online event during Japan's Golden Week string of holidays.

The game was previously delayed from late 2020. Hitoshi Kumano is directing the game, and Yoshiki Kashitani is serving as technical director.

The action game is planned for release 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 upcoming projects for the franchise include a Muv-Luv Alternative sequel project titled "Muv-Luv Integrate" (tentative title), the Muv-Luv: Resonative game, the Muv-Luv Alternative television anime that will premiere in October, and the "Project Immortal" action role-playing game with strategy elements, which is slated for release in 2021.

Sources: Muv-Luv franchise's YouTube channel, 4Gamer (Gueed) via Gematsu

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