Today the organizers of Comiket 98 announced that the event in Tokyo will be canceled to help contain the spread of COVID-19. This will certainly affect the plans of a few game developers, and this includes aNCHOR, the folks behind the Muv-Luv series.
Muv-Luv series creator Kouki Yoshimune announced during a livestream from the studio’s headquarters in Tokyo that a special event titled “Comikeaid” will be hosted online at some time during Comiket’s planned dates (May 2 to May 5). He also showcased the plan for the booth that was being prepared for Comiket, which you can see below.
A notice has also been posted on the teaser site dedicated to the original event.
“Comic Market 98, which was planned to be held from May 2nd to May 5th, has sadly been canceled due to the coronavirus. However, the Muv-Luv Project is planning a special online event, to be held at the same time Comiket was originally set for. We’re not sure what it’ll be yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve figured it out.
We here at aNCHOR are doing everything we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we hope you all are too. We’ll be hoping for a swift end to the crisis, and we hope to see you at a real-world event sometime soon.”
aNCHOR was supposed to share more information about two of its upcoming games Project Immortal and Project Mikhail. Project Immortal was also scheduled to be playable at the event.
This likely isn’t the first time in which plans related to Muv-Luv have to be changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The developers have been teasing a reveal about the upcoming Muv-Luv Alternative anime series at AnimeJapan, which was supposed to be held a few days ago. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen.
If you’re interested in Muv-Luv, you should also definitely read our interview with creator Kouki Yoshimune and producer Kazutoshi Matsumura packed with information on Muv-Luv: Integrate, Project Mikhail, Project Immortal, the Kimi ga Nozomu Eien reboot, the Alternative anime, and more.
Incidentally, Yoshimune-san recently revealed an updated version of another relevant image board for Muv-Luv Integrate, explained another showcasing a few custom TSF, one showing a dire situation in New York, and another focusing on heroines from past games, and one focusing on Yuuko Kouzuki.
We also have a detailed report of the 20th-anniversary event recently hosted in Tokyo, which was rich with announcements, including the reveal of Muv-Luv Integrate, the announcement of the 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 the reboot of Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, and the announcement of the Muv-Luv Alternative anime.