aNCHOR has revealed the backstory and new images for the upcoming mobile game Immortals: Muv-Luv Alternative.
The game is basically a spin-off of the popular visual novel series, as the worldview has both familiar elements and departures from the original.
You can read a translation below:
This is the story of a battle unfolding across the countless probability of time and space…
Humans are waging war against the extraterrestrial species named “BETA” using Tactical Surface Fighter (TSF). In one of these parallel worlds, the year is 20XX, the present day.
The extraterrestrial species appears in XXXX. In Yokohama, Sadogashima, Kokura – the silence is broken and the tragedy begins anew.
The PMC (private military company) “Immortals” founded by influential people from all over the world and established by XXXX includes a tactical officer named XXX who is on a desperate mission to reclaim Yokohama, where a Hive has appeared…
As you may very well imagine, the parts marked with “X” are spoilers and the developer encourages fans to play the game to find out what they are. It’s worth mentioning that the original is in Japanese, so the “X” represents Japanese characters. This should at least provide a pretty solid hint to veterans about who the protagonist is, considering that there’s a certain relevant character whose name is written with three kanji.
We also get to take a look at two new images. One appears to portray Meiya Mitsurugi in front of a group of TSF, while the other shows a Hibe while it’s being bombed with a G-Bomb.
If you’re interested in the Muv-Luv series in general, you should definitely read our recent interview with production manager Sho Hamanaga and brand producer Kazutoshi “Tororo” Matsumura, in which they talked about the plans for the rest of the franchise. Among them, we hear that they’re “working hard” to make Immortals: Muv-Luv Alternative available in the west as well.
During the latest event, we saw new trailers for the new games Muv-Luv Integrate and Muv-Luv Resonative and a look at the upcoming update for Project Mikhail: A Muv-Luv War Story, new images for Muv-Luv Resonative, and the reveal of Duty Lost Arcadia.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Muv-Luv games, 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.
Incidentally, now it’s the best time to jump into the series since pretty much everything is majorly discounted via the Steam Lunar New Year.