Today Muv-Luv publisher aNCHOR released the brand new game of the franchise Project Mikhail in early access.
The game is now available in early access on Steam priced at $19.99. If you purchase it within a week, you’ll also get a 10% discount.
Project Mikhail is the first official action game belonging to the Muv-Luv franchise, which is well-known (among other things) for its awesome mecha design.
Despite its action gameplay, it remains heavily story-driven, which isn’t surprising considering that it’s a Muv-Luv game.
We already know that it’ll also come for Nintendo Switch when the early access ends, and ports to other consoles are possible down the line.
If you want to see what the game looks like in its early access form, you can enjoy the trailer below.
If you want to see more, During a recent event, we got to enjoy another trailer of Project Mikhailshowing the story and PvP modes, alongside more gameplay.
You can read an official description of the game below.
-It’s Your Responsibility to Change the World-
Set on an Earth where mankind is being steadily annihilated by the alien invaders known as the BETA. Over the course of decades, humanity has come to rely on humanoid weapons called Tactical Surface Fighters in their attempts to resist the alien onslaught.
What choices will YOU make in a world that’s heading towards destruction?
Your actions will change the course of history for the whole world…
Project MIKHAIL is a mecha action game with three different modes of play:
・A Story Mode with a full story for players to enjoy.
・A PvP mode where players fight each other in their Tactical Surface Fighters.
・Frontier Mode, an online mode where all users inhabit a shared world, and each player’s actions have an influence on the story’s outcome.
*PvP and Frontier Mode are still in beta as of early access.
In Story Mode, the player takes the role of Shirogane Takeru, the hero of Muv-Luv Alternative.
Throughout the story, the player will be asked to make choices.
How the story ultimately ends depends on the choices the player makes.
In Story Mode, the player not only makes their own story, they also get to construct their own personal Tactical Surface Fighter mecha.
By defeating the BETA and putting together the parts they drop, they’ll get to make their own ultimate fighting machine.
A player vs player combat mode.
Players join two teams of 4 TSF pilots and battle one another.
The Early Access version of PvP is still in beta,
but in the future we’ll be adding:
・More TSFs to fight in.
・Balance changes and roles to make team play more fun.
An online mode where all players inhabit a world where they’re tasked with fighting the BETA invasion of Japan and saving the world.
Every player’s actions will have an effect on the balance of power between various factions and individuals, each with their own designs and plans for the future of Earth. Everything they do will change the state of the war.
Think YOU know what we have to do to save the world? Come up with your own plans, or work with other players to learn secrets you could never find on your own, revealing these factions’ deepest secrets and saving the world from destruction.
If you’re interested in the Muv-Luv franchise in general, during the same event we learned that the original Muv-Luv Trilogy (including Alternative) is coming to iOS and Adroid and we saw the reveal of the official title and new gameplay for Immortal: Muv-Luv Alternative.
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 Immortal: Muv-Luv Alternative.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Muv-Luv 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.