Today Muv-Luv developer âge announced during a livestream the upcoming release of the âge Archives 20th Box Edition in Japan.
The bundle will launch on March 27, 2020, and it’ll include nearly all games launched by the studio over its long and glorious history.
One of the most interesting aspects is that all games will be officially compatible with Windows 10 (which is a first for many of them, even if they usually run without many issues in their original form). They will also get instruction manuals with comments from the developers, and more.
Pre-orders start today at this link and four editions are available.
The standard edition isn’t limited, but it’s far from “standard” in its content.
It’ll include 21 games + 4 bonuses, a set of 20th-anniversary illustrations by popular artists (they were displayed at the recent 20th-anniversary event of which you can read my report with plenty of pictures), all the past fan club newsletters, the booklet with descriptions and instructions for each game, and a sticker set.
It won’t come cheap, priced at 39,900 yen (roughly translating into $364.5) plus taxes.
The games included are as follows:
- Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu
- Kimi ga Nozomu Eien – Latest Edition
- Kimi ga Nozomu Eien – Special FanDisk
- Kanayashimi wa Kazenoyouni
- Muv-Luv Altenative
- Muv-Luv Alternative Chronicles 01-04
- Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse
- Schwarzesmarken: Kouketsu no Monshou
- Schwarzesmarken: Junkyousha-tachi
- Muv-Luv Photonflowers
- Muv-Luv Altered Fable
- Rasen Kairou 1 & 2
- Pikopiko: Koi Suru Kimochi no Nemuru Basho
- Owarinaki Natsu, Towa Naru Shirabe
Three limited eitions labeled Silver, Gold, and Platinum will come with all of the above plus four more bonus games on top of AyuMayu Alternative, Haruko Maniax, and Kimi ga Nozomu Ma’ai.
They will be priced respectively 100,000 yen ($913.5, limited to 100 units) for the Silver edition, 200,000 yen ($1,827 limited to 5 units) for the Gold edition, and a single Platinum edition priced at 300,000 yen. That translates into approximately $2741.
In addition to the content listed above, the Silver edition will include a leather business card case, a special artbook, Kasum’s rabbit plushie (1.4 meters tall), and a towel.
The Gold edition will throw a sightseeing tour guided by the series’ creator Kouki Yoshimune himself into the package, while the Platinum Edition will let the buyer be portrayed as an NPC in the recently-announced Muv-Luv Integrate, while their name will be displayed in the credits.
While the Silver edition will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis, the privilege to purchase the Gold and Platinum editions will be determined by lottery.
Below you can check out the portrayals of the editions, on top of the beautiful illustrations used for the retailer-specific bonuses which will be tapestries, an acrylic smartphone stand, and a microfiber cloth depending on the store where you purchase the bundle.
If you’d like to know more about Âge‘s games and the Muv-Luv franchise, you can read my article from a weeks ago explaining all you need to know to get into one of the best visual novel series of all time.
You can also read my report of the 20th-anniversary event recently hosted in Tokyo, and my analysis of the art showcased for Muv-Luv Integrate.
The event itself was rich with announcements, including the reveal of the Muv-Luv: Alternative sequel titled Muv-Luv Integrate, the announcement of an action game code-named Project Mikhail, an update on Muv-Luv Unlimited The Day After and on the Android version of the original trilogy, the tease of a reboot of Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, and the announcement of a Muv-Luv Alternative anime