Playtime's over. Time for despair. Experience the definitive version of a masterpiece in the Muv-Luv trilogy's thrilling conclusion. Note: therapy not included.
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June 21

Muv-Luv Summer Sale!

Now's the best time to grab the epic Muv-Luv trilogy!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/802880/MuvLuv/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/802890/MuvLuv_Alternative/
Be sure to share the luv to your friends, to give them happiness and joy they deserve :)

Muv-Luv Extra/Unlimited June Update is Live

We have an update for Muv-Luv Extra/Unlimited today, which addresses the typos and text errors identified by the community since the official release.

If you have the patch installed:
1. For Backers - Please re-download the Director's Cut DLC in BackerKit (with the suffix "June 2018")
2. For Steam users - Denpasoft sent an e-mail today containing details about the updated patch version.

If you don't wish to update the game, you can revert to "Ancient" branch under properties->Betas.

Muv-Luv Alternative Director's Cut DLC Released!

MLA Director's Cut DLC is now available in Denpasoft with a 10% discount!
We sincerely thank everyone for making yet another one of our promises become a reality. We couldn't have made it this far without your support!

Best,

The Muv-Luv Team
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May 10

Photons side stories status, SGM online, and MLA Director's Cut patch update!

Hi everyone,

The translation team is currently working on photonmelodies, as they've recently finished the localization of photonflowers! We're now at the programming and debugging phase, so keep your eyes peeled for updates in the coming months!

If you want to know more about the contents of photonflowers and photonmelodies, please visit our forum page here: https://community.muvluv.moe/index.php?/topic/144-what-are-photonflowers-and-photonmelodies-do-they-include-muv-luv-altered-fable/

Sekai Project's SGM is online!

https://sgm.sekaiproject.com

"Steam Game Manager" or "SGM" is an awesome system created by Sekai Project to help give bonus game keys/dlcs to owners of an existing game.

If you own the original AppID of Muv-Luv and/or Muv-Luv Alternative, and want to get the new AppID(s), just simply follow the steps below:
1. Set your "Game Details" to public (under Edit Profile → Privacy Settings) You can set it back to private after receiving the key(s)
2. Login to SGM using your Steam account.
3 Set a valid e-mail, then confirm it by clicking the link in your e-mail.
4. Click the "Request Key" button(s).

After that, you just need to wait for a few hours then you'll be notified of the new key(s) assigned to your account via e-mail.

SGM is still a BETA product, so please let us know if you encountered any issues.

Note: We can no longer generate keys for the old AppID.

Muv-Luv Alternative Director's Cut Patch is underway!

Last but not the least, we're quite happy to say we've started working on the Director's Cut patch of Muv-Luv Alternative. Thanks again to everyone who supported us in making this happen. Rest assured we'll keep you updated of the development progress of the patch and photonflowers.

Cheers,

The Muv-Luv Team
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Reviews

“A high score with the caveat that it’s a VN that kept me thoroughly entertained through its thick and thin, highs and lows, as well as the assumption that this is the culmination of series as whole.”
8.5/10 – GameGrin

“Whether you liked Muv-Luv or not, if you're a fan of visual novels you owe it to yourself to experience this absolute genre-defining crown jewel of a story.”
96% – RPGFan

“Muv-Luv and Alternative will gradually push you to the ropes with an innocent smile, and then repeatedly punch you in the heart with unprecedented savagery.”
9.0/10 – DualShockers

About This Game


Muv-Luv Alternative is a direct sequel to Muv-Luv Unlimited, and is the grand finale of the Muv-Luv trilogy.
This page contains spoilers to the first game, so if this is your first time hearing about Muv-Luv series, we recommend playing Muv-Luv first.

About Muv-Luv Alternative:


This is it. The chips are down, the die’s been cast, and the fate of the multiverse is on the line. Step back into the cockpit and prepare for deployment in Muv-Luv Alternative, the most critically acclaimed visual novel of all time. Just be sure to keep a box of tissues handy, because it’s about to be a bumpy ride.

This isn’t a cutesy high school rom-com anymore; it’s an epic tale of political conspiracies, international espionage, an alien menace, quantum causality, bittersweet reunions, genetic modification, and much, much more. Gluttons for punishment, rejoice, because once it gets rolling, there are no brakes on this pain train. It’ll test your limits, challenge your worldview, and by the time it’s all over, you’ll be so emotionally spent that it’ll be weeks before you can fully process the implications of what you’ve just witnessed. Fair warning, though: common side effects include feelings of emptiness, PTSD, and unrealistic expectations for any and all other visual novels.

This definitive release comes complete with a brand new translation, all-new CGs, additional voice acting, and dual language/ tablet support, so if you think you’re ready to take the dive, there’s never been a better time to strap in and see for yourself why so many readers consider this the greatest story ever told.

The Story So Far


(PLEASE NOTE: The following section contains major spoilers for the previous installment in the franchise. Muv-Luv Alternative picks up where the events of the original Muv-Luv left off, and certain scenes will play out differently depending on your choices in the first game. To get the most out of the Muv-Luv experience, we highly recommend that you complete the original game before starting Muv-Luv Alternative. Click here to jump to the game’s product page on Steam.)

Three years have passed since the day Takeru, an unsuspecting Japanese high-schooler, suddenly awoke in a world not his own — a war-torn alternate reality in which mankind was on the brink of extinction, locked in a decades-long struggle against the ruthless extra-terrestrial invaders known only as the BETA. In that time, he’s been through an awful lot — enlisting in the military, meeting parallel-universe versions of his old friends, and even falling in love. But unbeknownst to Takeru, he and his squadmates were being trained to participate in a top-secret UN contingency plan known as Alternative IV — a last-ditch effort to take back the Earth via experimental technology. Unfortunately, however, development screeched to a halt when the project’s chief executive, Professor Kouzuki, hit a wall in her research due to technological constraints. With tensions rising, and pressure to shift gears from governments all across the world, the UN delegation opted to scrap the project in favor of its successor: Alternative V. This was humanity’s last resort — a plan that utilized all of their remaining resources to build a migrant fleet of interstellar craft, allowing a tiny fraction of the population to abandon the Earth in the hopes of finding life anew in another star system. Takeru and his comrades-in-arms were among those left behind, condemned to death by their fellow man.

But it seems the hand of fate has bigger plans for Takeru, because it’s at this point that he wakes up to find himself back in his childhood bedroom once again. Not in his own world, mind you — but back where he was first spat out into this hellscape three years prior. This was no dream; this was a recurring nightmare. But then it hits him: this is a second chance. If he’s truly been sent back in time, then he’s the only one who knows of the impending doom that awaits this world. Perhaps he can use this knowledge to warn Professor Kouzuki, and together, they can somehow find a way to prevent Alternative V from ever being enacted. And who knows? If he can change history, then maybe — just maybe — he’ll find the answers to all of his questions. Why has he gone back in time? Why isn’t Sumika here? And most importantly, what IS Alternative IV?

Features:

  • Linear Visual Novel - Unlike the first two parts, Muv-Luv Alternative is almost designed as a straightforward interactive premiere movie, complete with voice acting, subtitles, and intense music, perfectly fitting for a finale.
  • Over 50-70 hours reading time.
  • Available in three languages - Japanese, English and Simplified Chinese.
  • The UI has been reworked, so it's compatible with the newest tablet PCs and touchscreens.
  • User save data are stored in Steam cloud so readers can continue their progress anywhere with ease.

Muv-Luv Alternative Reviews (Original AppID)

https://steamcommunity.com/app/449840/reviews/?p=1&browsefilter=toprated&filterLanguage=all

Mature Content Description

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Nudity or Sexual Content, Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Windows 8.1 / 10 Tablets - Intel Atom Z, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Samsung Galaxy Book
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 16:9 high resolution display
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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