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Muv-Luv Photonflowers Release on Steam Delayed

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Muv-Luv Photonflowers Release on Steam Delayed

Today aNCHOR was supposed to release the visual novel side story collection Muv-Luv Photonflowers, but the plans have changed.

The release window on Steam has gone back to “coming soon” and a post was made on Kickstarter explaining that the release date will be delayed and it’s being discussed internally.

On top of that, we also get a notice for backers who got access to the beta, letting them know that save data will be wiped when the game does release.

While the delay is unfortunate, having played the whole thing in Japanese, I can definitely say that it’s worth the wait.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, below you can find an official description.

We know the story: you’ve just finished the emotional roller coaster that is Muv-Luv Alternative, but you’re not ready for the ride to end. It’s called Muv-Luv Withdrawal, and it happens to the best of us. But we’ve got the perfect prescription: twelve delectable doses of Muv-Luv goodness, collected here in one sleek package. Reunite with familiar faces (and meet some new ones as well) in this epic compilation of supplemental stories never before released in English

The Best of Both Worlds

Just as the Muv-Luv saga takes place across multiple universes, this collection is divided into two distinct halves: lighthearted romps through the wacky world of Muv-Luv Extra, and sobering new perspectives on Alternative’s tragic timeline.

From the Extra universe, you’ll find:

  • An extensive epilogue to Sumika’s ending from Muv-Luv Extra
  • Six individual ministories from the perspectives of the game’s main heroines, taking place prior to the events of Muv-Luv Extra

From the world of Alternative, you’ll find:

  • Three stories that shed new light on the events and characters introduced in Muv-Luv Alternative, including backstories for Captain Isumi and Sergeant Jinguuji
  • Two ministories featuring all-new characters that expand upon Alternative’s war-torn alternate reality by exploring the unique perspectives of the unsung heroes and supporting players in the war against the BETA!

If you don’t know what Muv-Luv is all about, it’s arguably one of the best visual novel series of all time. You can already find Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv: Alternative on Steam and on PS Vita. If you’d like to know more about the games, you can read our interview with creator Kouki Yoshimune.

Incidentally, we recently heard that aNCHOR’s localization team is already hard at work on the second side-story collection, Muv-Luv Photonmelodies.

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