Muv-Luv And Muv-Luv Alternative Move To Xbox 360

By Spencer . March 8, 2011 . 7:32pm

Muv-Luv follows Takeru Shirogane and a group of female cadets with various anime personalities in two connected storylines. The difference between Muv-Luv and other visual novels is mecha. Muv-Luv has mech battles and jabs at popular series including Virtual-On. Muv-Luv Alternative (below) takes place after the events in Muv-Luv and concludes the series.



5pb is bringing the mecha visual novels from PC to Xbox 360. Famitsu reports the Xbox 360 ports have use the original art, but have updated HD graphics. The game’s sound has been adjusted too. Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative will be sold separately in Japan this year.

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  • Aoshi00

    The char design isn’t really my thing, but the mech and theme song were very cool :)

  • Kris

    Mech Battles? Virtual-On References? This is a VN I can get behind!

    • Exkaiser

      It’s a really great VN. Well, the second part of the first game and Alternative are excellent. Muv-Luv Extra is just alright, but it was too zany for me.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    There is some unexpectedly fluid mecha animation and saluting after the 1:00 mark.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    And to think this generates off the KimiNozo/Rumbling Hearts tree. I might not put this immediately in the absolutely not here category. The fansub folks for MuvLuv have hinted they’ve had companies approach them.

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  • PrinceHeir

    girls with mecha suits? what more can you ask? :P

  • I guess xbox now is the most “japanese” console in japan now, oh, irony xD.

    But i imagine is because is pretty close to do games for a PC like for a xbox, and since most visual novel/anime based stuff/dating sims are on the PC…

    Anyhow, if this comes from 5pb then it must be good (or at least have a great quality)

  • That has to be the worst singing I’ve heard in regards to how overly-passionate it sounds.

    Gotta love Japan otherwise, clearly women are super agents in the future and men stand back.

    • 5parrowhawk

      According to the story, most of the guys died fighting the alien menace.

      Hey, at least it’s remotely plausible.

      And no, before you ask, “we need men to repopulate the earth” is NOT a plot point (AFAICR).

      • Because 60% of humanity and most of the countries in the world was destroyed by the BETAS (Aliens)

  • WOW!! Muv Luv was the most awesome visual novel I ever read! and my favorite. The narrative is preety strong, intense and emotive. People shouldn’t say anything if they don’t know this masterpiece.

    For those who likes real robot, Muv Luv has the most realistic scenario and mech concept that any other series. It was innovative too because they used a new system in VNs that can give an special effect in the sprite of the character or the mech, like they were moving and It was important for those mech battles.

  • leeorv

    are those skin colored breast….plates?

    • Exkaiser

      They’re actually a transparent gel-substance that cushion’s the pilot’s chest from shock but can also be detached for medical reasons.

      Of course, being a VN with ero scenes, it’s usually not used in that context. Kind of a shame, really.

      The All-Ages version made the transparent sections a solid color, like the male protagonist’s suit, though.

  • Sonuva!!!!! Why are my favorite VN’s always on the Xbox. FFFFFF—-

  • Natat

    Oh, Muv Luv eh? That was one hell of a VN. Cross+Channel, Ever17, Muv-Luv… goddamn all of those going to 360, oh well.

  • Probably my favorite VN series, with me being a hardcore mech fan, Alternative was super hardcore(really brutal at some parts) and very well made, though I wished for a translation on it. :/

    • It’d be rather cool if the translation team amaterasu can get an OK as an official translation from the developers [which is the reason behind them not finishing the translation… of course, so I’ve only played the first and have been rather impartial..] and miraculously have 5pb include the english text as an option on this release. well, who am I kidding :/.

  • Ah, hell no! I’m not going through weeks of therapy again after playing Alternative. Yes, the game on PC was so good thats so bad as well. I don’t want another nerves breakdown while watching all my favorite characters die in the most disgusting way. If they update multiple endings then I’ll reconsider :/

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