Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Dec 272023

A couple months ago, it was announced that Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative would be coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2024.

Now we have a release date.

According to Gematsu, Japanese retailers have listed the Switch versions with a release date of March 28.

There will be a special edition called the “Muv-Luv 20th Odyssey Box” that includes both games, a carabiner handle mug, a Gate Guard badge, a 20th anniversary medal, a download code for Muv-Luv Unlimited: The Day After, and an art book. It costs 32,780 yen, which is approximately $230, so that’s quit a pricey collector’s edition.

The most perplexing part of the collector’s editions contents is the inclusion of Muv-Luv Unlimited: The Day After. There’s been no announcement of The Day After coming to Switch yet, so either this is a quiet announcement of that or it’s a PC code. Including a PC game as a bonus with a Switch collector’s edition sounds strange, but the official website links to sites for all three games, and the Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative pages show the Switch as a platform while The Day After’s page does not.

Either way, at least this is positive news for the series!

For a while, the fate of the series was looking pretty grim, with reports that its future depended on the success of a gacha game and other things like that, so I’m happy to see it coming to Switch!

It’s unclear if the Switch versions will get an official release outside of Japan or not, but they will include English. So if you’ve been waiting on the Muv-Luv series and would prefer to play it on the Switch, you’ll be able to when Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative are released for the Switch on March 28!

Hopefully that means Resonative and Integrate are still on the table. In the meantime, I really should get around to finishing Total Eclipse and its prequel…

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Nov 172023

Back when the remaster of Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse was coming out, one point we discussed was how it did not include the prelude story.

Teito Moyu, or Burning of the Imperial Capital, had been included with the original Total Eclipse and was mentioned in the Muv-Luv translation Kickstarter campaign, so its absence had us wondering if/when we’d see it in English.

Well, the time is now!

With the official English title of The Imperial Capital Burns – Muv Luv Alternative Total Eclipse, it’s now available on Steam as a standalone release.

Now, it might have occurred to you that I still haven’t written a review of Total Eclipse despite how excited for it I was. That’s because I started to read it, but found myself sidetracked by other games and never got back to it.

Since The Imperial Capital Burns is a prequel, I’ll probably get it and read it first after all before returning to my playthrough of Total Eclipse. Hopefully that will reignite my enthusiasm for Total Eclipse, as well!

Are you planning to pick up The Imperial Capital Burns?

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Jun 242022

It didn’t quite make the winter release window that was announced last year, but Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse Remastered is almost here!

Total Eclipse will be out in English for the first time on July 20. The release date was announced yesterday.

It is a Muv-Luv spin-off set during the events of Alternative that follows a test pilot named Yuuya who is assigned to a top-secret project and deals with conflicts with his new team members as well as international intrigue.

This remastered version is only the main story of Total Eclipse and does not include “Burning of the Imperial Capital,” or Teito Moyu, a prequel story that was part of the original Total Eclipse release.

However, all the way back in 2016, the Muv-Luv localization Kickstarter campaign announced that the extra funds would go toward translating Teito Moyu as well as another project. Here’s hoping those plans haven’t changed!

I’ve enjoyed the previous Muv-Luv releases, so I’m looking forward to Total Eclipse and whatever else they have in store for the future.

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