Today Muv-Luv publisher aNCHOR updated the official website of the new game of the franchise, Project Mikhail, with new artwork.
This time around, we finally get to take a look at the character design for the six main characters of Muv-Luv Alternative, Takeru Shirogane, Meiya Mitsurugi, Chizuru Sakaki, Kei Ayamine, Miki Tamase, and Mikoto Yoroi.
Incidentally, even if you have not played the original visual novels, you’ll soon be able to meet them since the Muv-Luv Alternative anime starts airing today.
You can check them all out below, while we wait for the release via Steam early access this month. A Switch release is also planned at a later time.
If you’re unfamiliar with Project Mikhail, here’s how the developer describes it. You can also watch the previous trailer.
Set on an Earth where mankind is being steadily annihilated by the alien invaders known as the BETA, Project MIKHAIL lets you pilot a Tactical Surface Fighter in the war to save humanity!
The BETA bring overwhelming numbers and massive size to the war against mankind.
Some are massive, standing 66 meters tall. Some are capable of charging into an enemy at incredible speeds and smashing them to bits with their thick frontal plating. And some can fire powerful lasers from over 300 kilometers away. Each BETA will require different tactics to defeat.
The BETA’s overwhelming numbers make them an unstoppable threat to humanity.
Each mission will put you in the thick of combat, in arenas swarming with BETA. Some will take place at night, or in foul weather, forcing you to fight when conditions are tough.
But no matter how bad things get, the only thing standing between humanity and annihilation is you and your trusty Tactical Surface Fighter.
Each mission you complete will reward with you a variety of new equipment.
Use these parts to make your TSF stronger, faster, and more deadly. Build your own unique machine and use it to defeat your enemies.
If you’re interested in the Muv-Luv franchise in general, during recent events we saw the reveal of the official title of Muv-Luv Resonative (which is the continuation of The Day After), the announcement of Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, and new gameplay and details for Project Mikhail itself.
A few months ago, we also heard the much-awaited announcement that Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien (also known as Rumbling Hearts) will finally be released in English.
For additional information, you should definitely read our interview with the series’ creator Kouki Yoshimune and producer Kazutoshi Matsumura, alongside our semi-recent chat with Kitakuou about Project Immortal.
If you’re unfamiliar with the franchise, you can read my extensive article explaining all you need to know to get into one of the best visual novel series of all time.